How Long to Read The Iliad

By Homer

How Long Does it Take to Read The Iliad?

It takes the average reader 11 hours and 55 minutes to read The Iliad by Homer

Assuming a reading speed of 250 words per minute. Learn more


The great war epic of Western literature, translated by acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles, and featured in the Netflix series The OA A Penguin Classic Dating to the ninth century B.C., Homer’s timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it moves inexorably to the wrenching, tragic conclusion of the Trojan War. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox observes in his superb introduction that although the violence of the Iliad is grim and relentless, it coexists with both images of...

How long is The Iliad?

The Iliad by Homer is 704 pages long, and a total of 178,816 words.

This makes it 238% the length of the average book. It also has 219% more words than the average book.

How Long Does it Take to Read The Iliad Aloud?

The average oral reading speed is 183 words per minute. This means it takes 16 hours and 17 minutes to read The Iliad aloud.

What Reading Level is The Iliad?

The Iliad is suitable for students ages 12 and up.

Note that there may be other factors that effect this rating besides length that are not factored in on this page. This may include things like complex language or sensitive topics not suitable for students of certain ages.

When deciding what to show young students always use your best judgement and consult a professional.

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