The Iliad

HOMER (c. 8th cen - c. 8th cen), translated by Samuel BUTLER (1835 - 1902)

The Iliad, together with the Odyssey, is one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century BC, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems themselves show evidence of a long oral tradition and hence, multiple authors. The poem concerns events during the tenth and final year in the siege of the city of Iliun, or Troy, by the Greeks. (Summary adapted from Wikipedia by Karen Merline.)

Genre(s): Epics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 Book I: The quarrel between Achilles and Agamemnon Joshua B. Christensen
00:32:41
Play 02 Book II: Agamemnon's dream ML Cohen
00:44:16
Play 03 Book III: Paris challenges Menelaus hefyd
00:24:06
Play 04 Book IV: A quarrel in Olympus hugh mac
00:28:39
Play 05 Book V: The exploits of Diomed Joshua B. Christensen
00:46:24
Play 06 Book VI: Hector and Andromache Kirsten Ferreri
00:26:41
Play 07 Book VII: Hector and Ajax fight hugh mac
00:24:13
Play 08 Book VIII: The victory of the Trojans Mark F. Smith
00:33:54
Play 09 Book IX: The embassy to Achilles Michael Hellein
00:38:59
Play 10 Book X: Ulysses and Diomed go out as spies Anna Simon
00:31:33
Play 11 Book XI: Agamemnon's day of glory Pete Darby
00:52:49
Play 12 Book XII: The Trojans break the wall ML Cohen
00:24:03
Play 13 Book XIII: Neptune helps the Achaeans ML Cohen
00:41:19
Play 14 Book XIV: Agamemnon proposes retreat Kelly Dougherty
00:34:36
Play 15 Book XV: Apollo heals Hector Kevin LaVergne
00:48:49
Play 16 Book XVI: Patroclus fights in the armor of Achilles Brad Powers
00:49:09
Play 17 Book XVII: The light around the body of Patroclus ML Cohen
00:35:43
Play 18 Book XVIII: The shield of Achilles Anna Simon
00:34:34
Play 19 Book XIX: Achilles goes out to fight Gesine
00:26:11
Play 20 Book XX: Achilles fights Aeneas entr0p3te
00:30:13
Play 21 Book XXI: Achilles drives the Trojans back Leon Mire
00:36:39
Play 22 Book XXII: The death of Hector ML Cohen
00:30:40
Play 23 Book XXIII: The funeral games of Patroclus Måns Broo
00:49:28
Play 24 Book XXIV: Priam ransoms Hector's body ontheroad
00:44:04