The Iliad: Book 16 by Homer, Read by Anton Lesser
The Fight Over Patroclus
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Listen to “The Fight Over Patroclus,” Book 16 of Homer’s epic poem. The Iliad is one of the earliest and greatest poems in the Western world and the story of the 50 critical days at the end of the Trojan war. Narrator Anton Lesser gives an engaging presentation of Ian Johnston’s translation, smoothly moving from narrating the action to voicing the different characters.
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For listeners who would like to read the text, Ian Johnston’s translation is available on his website.
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