The Iliad Movies & Media Adaptations

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There have been no films made that are directly based on the Iliad. There have been several films based wholly or in part on other aspects of the Troy legends, including Michael Cacoyannis' The Trojan Women in 1971 and Iphigeneia in 1977.

In 1985, the British Broadcasting Corporation produced a television series, starring Michael Wood, entitled In Search of the Trojan War. The companion volume to this series was published by the BBC in 1986.

Penguin Highbridge Audio put out an audiocassette version of Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad in 1992 (six cassettes and a companion book). They also have a combined audio version of Fagles' translations of both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Harper Audio brought out a cassette version of Richmond Lattimore's translation, read by Anthony Quayle (1996). Norton offers a partial rendition of the Iliad in its Greek original, read by Stephen Daitz (1990).

A number of films have distinctly Homeric...

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