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Classics: Epic

This page brings together important resources for various branches of study in classical antiquity.


Texts online and more


This link leads to the beginning of the Iliad.  Branch out to commentary, dictionary entries, bibliography and other texts.

Epic Films

Homer - Texts

Hesiod - texts

Listening to Homer

This is a recitation of the proemium or first five lines of Homer's Iliad, in the original language. It was recorded in the theater of Priene, a Hellenistic-age city just north of Miletus in southwestern Turkey.

Homer's crusade

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