The Iliad

The Iliad

Synopsis

One of the New Yorker’s Favorite Books from 2011—from the renowned translator of Rilke, Tao Te Ching, and Gilgamesh, a vivid new translation of Western civilization’s foundational epic: the Iliad.

One of The New Yorker’s Favorite Books of 2 011

Tolstoy called the Iliad a miracle; Goethe said that it always thrust him into a state of astonishment. Homer’s story is thrilling, and his Greek is perhaps the most beautiful poetry ever sung or written. But until now, even the best English translations haven’t been able to re-create the energy and simplicity, the speed, grace, and pulsing rhythm of the original. Now, thanks to the power of Stephen Mitchell’s language, the Iliad’s ancient story comes to moving, vivid new life, and we are carried along by a poetry that lifts even the most devastating human events into the realm of the beautiful.

Mitchell’s Iliad is also the first translation based on the work of the preeminent Homeric scholar Martin L. West, whose edition of the original Greek identifies many passages that were added after the Iliad was first written down, to the detriment of the music and the story. Omitting these hundreds of interpolated lines restores a dramatically sharper, leaner text. In addition, Mitchell’s illuminating introduction opens the epic still further to our understanding and appreciation.

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Chapters

  • The Iliad 01
    Duration: 34s
  • The Iliad 02
    Duration: 13min
  • The Iliad 03
    Duration: 16min
  • The Iliad 04
    Duration: 14min
  • The Iliad 05
    Duration: 18min
  • The Iliad 06
    Duration: 17min
  • The Iliad 07
    Duration: 21min
  • The Iliad 08
    Duration: 19min
  • The Iliad 09
    Duration: 17min
  • The Iliad 10
    Duration: 28min
  • The Iliad 11
    Duration: 21min
  • The Iliad 12
    Duration: 26min
  • The Iliad 13
    Duration: 15min
  • The Iliad 14
    Duration: 15min
  • The Iliad 15
    Duration: 28min
  • The Iliad 16
    Duration: 22min
  • The Iliad 17
    Duration: 14min
  • The Iliad 18
    Duration: 16min
  • The Iliad 19
    Duration: 27min
  • The Iliad 20
    Duration: 17min
  • The Iliad 21
    Duration: 13min
  • The Iliad 22
    Duration: 17min
  • The Iliad 23
    Duration: 25min
  • The Iliad 24
    Duration: 26min
  • The Iliad 25
    Duration: 21min
  • The Iliad 26
    Duration: 26min
  • The Iliad 27
    Duration: 19min
  • The Iliad 28
    Duration: 27min
  • The Iliad 29
    Duration: 29min
  • The Iliad 30
    Duration: 25min
  • The Iliad 31
    Duration: 16min
  • The Iliad 32
    Duration: 25min
  • The Iliad 33
    Duration: 23min
  • The Iliad 34
    Duration: 14min
  • The Iliad 35
    Duration: 28min
  • The Iliad 36
    Duration: 20min
  • The Iliad 37
    Duration: 15min
  • The Iliad 38
    Duration: 25min
  • The Iliad 39
    Duration: 25min
  • The Iliad 40
    Duration: 21min
  • The Iliad 41
    Duration: 12min
  • The Iliad 42
    Duration: 29min
  • The Iliad 43
    Duration: 28min
  • The Iliad 44
    Duration: 23min
  • The Iliad 45
    Duration: 24min
  • The Iliad 46
    Duration: 22min
  • The Iliad 47
    Duration: 59s

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