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Written in English


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Edition Notes

ContributionsNadia May (Narrator), H. D. Rouse (Translator)
The Physical Object
FormatMP3 CD
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL11044238M
ISBN 10078610127X
ISBN 109780786101276

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Iliad: The Story of Achilles (Library Edition) MP3 CD – June 1, by Homer (Author) › Visit Amazon's Homer Page. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. See search results for this author. Are you an author? Learn about Author Central Author: Homer. While 'Iliad' recounts the war between the Trojans and Achaeans, it also is the tragic story of the fiery-tempered Achilles. Insulted by his king, the proud Achilles decides to stand by as his comrades are annihilated, but circumstances finally spur the warrior to wreak savage retribution upon Troy. The battle between the Trojans and Achaeans stirs ancient passions and vendettas among the gods of Olympus.4/5(5).   Caroline Alexander's The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War is more than an exploration of Homer's Iliad. Alexander's interpretation of characters and events in the epic arrive at conclusions about the experience of war in general--conclusions that are applicable to all wars at all times and in all places/5. In the very first line of the Iliad, the poet addresses the Muse, who inspires him with song, and asks her to sing (through him) the story of the wrath of the son of Peleus, aka Achilles. Achilles is angry with King Agamemnon for reasons shortly to be divulged, but first, the poet lays blame at the feet of Achilles for the death of many of the Achaean warriors.

Although Achilles possesses superhuman strength and has a close relationship with the gods, he may strike modern readers as less than heroic. He has all the marks of a great warrior, and indeed proves the mightiest man in the Achaean army, but his deep-seated character flaws constantly impede his ability to act with nobility and integrity. The story covered by “The Iliad” begins nearly ten years into the seige of Troy by the Greek forces, led by Agamemnon, King of Greeks are quarrelling about whether or not to return Chryseis, a Trojan captive of King Agamemnon, to her father, Chryses, a priest of Agamemnon refuses and threatens to ransom the girl to her father, the offended Apollo plagues them with a Ratings: The Iliad is about the Trojan War, but it is primarily about the war as it is affected by Achilles' wrath, or anger. Achilles is the main character, and his inaction, or . Summary The poet invokes a muse to aid him in telling the story of the rage of Achilles, the greatest Greek hero to fight in the Trojan War. The narrative begins nine years after the start of the war, as the Achaeans sack a Trojan-allied town and capture two beautiful maidens, Chryseis and Briseis.

The Iliad BOOK I S ing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures, for so were the counsels of Jove fulfilled from the day on which the son ofFile Size: 1MB. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' imminent death and the fall of .   Homer’s epic poem The Iliad tells the story of his adventures during the last year of the Trojan War. Achilles: Early Life Like most mythological heroes, Achilles had a complicated family tree. Book 1: The Iliad opens with the narrator's appeal to the Muse ('Goddess') to sing the wrath of Achilles and its dire consequences for thousands of Achaeans (one of the Homeric terms for the invading forces, which the poem never refers to as 'Greeks'). The Muse, now implicitly the narrator, begins the song with a quarrel that erupts between.