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HOMER: The Iliad

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Perhaps the greatest poem of the Western world, The Iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the Trojan war. Achilles has quarrelled with Agamemnon and sulks in his tent, while Hector brings his Trojans to the brink of victory; but fate will have the last word.
Item number NAX42812
Barcode 9789626344286
Release date 01/07/2006
Category Poetry
Label Naxos AudioBooks
Media type CD
Number of units 13
Artists Lesser, Anton
Disc: 1
The Iliad, Book 1: The Quarrel by the Ships
1 ‘Sing, Goddess, sing of the rage of Achilles, son
2 ‘Encouraged, the wise prophet then declared:’
3 ‘Glittery-eyed Athene then spoke in reply:’
4 ‘Thus the pair of them continued arguing.’
5 ‘Thetis, shedding tears, answered her son, Achille
6 ‘Thetis finished. Cloud gatherer Zeus did not resp
7 ‘Gods and warriors slept through the entire night.
8 ‘So Nestor spoke. Then he began to make his way ba
9 ‘So Athene spoke. Odysseus knew her from her voice
10 ‘Son of Atreus, now the Achaeans wish to disgrace
11 ‘Mighty Agamemnon then answered Nestor:’
12 ‘Just as goatherds sort out with ease the wanderin
Disc: 2
The Iliad, Book 3: Paris, Menelaus and Helen
1 ‘From Salamis Ajax commanded twelve ships.’
2 ‘Among these warriors, as they armed themselves...
3 ‘Troops from Phylace, flowering Pyrasus, shrine of
4 ‘Men rushed to arm themselves. They opened up the
5 ‘Once troops had formed in ranks under their own l
6 ‘Achaeans and Trojans were elated, full of hope...
7 ‘Priam, the old man, saw a third figure, Ajax, and
8 ‘Hear me, you Trojans, you well-armed Achaeans.’
9 ‘Then Aphrodite went to summon Helen.’
10 ‘The gods all sat assembled in the golden courtyar
11 ‘Athena spoke and thus swayed his foolish wits.’
12 ‘At Talthybius’ words Machaon’s spirits were stirr
13 ‘To these words Geranian horseman Nestor said:’
14 ‘As for the Trojans, they were like thousands of e
Disc: 3
The Iliad, Book 5: Diomedes Goes to Battle
1 ‘Antilochus was the first to kill a man...’
2 ‘Then Pallas Athene gave Diomedes, son of Tydeus..
3 ‘But his sharp arrow hadn’t killed Diomedes...’
4 ‘Aeneas, leader of the Trojans, then replied:’
5 ‘Meanwhile, Sthenelus, son of Capaneus, did not fo
6 ‘When they spoke, the father of gods and men smile
7 ‘Agamemnon spoke, then quickly hurled his spear.’
8 ‘Yes, Tlepolemus, Hercules did destroy sacred Ilio
9 ‘Meanwhile, Aphrodite and Apollo, with his silver
10 ‘Father Zeus, aren’t you incensed at this barbarit
11 ‘Now the grim war between Trojans and Achaeans...’
12 ‘Hector was convinced by his advice.’
13 ‘Diomedes, skilled at war cries, rejoiced.’
Disc: 4
The Iliad, Book 7: Hector & Ajax
1 ‘Great Hector of the shining helmet then replied:’
2 ‘Great Hector of the shining helmet answered Helen
3 ‘With these words, glorious Hector stretched his h
4 ‘After glorious Hector had talked with Paris...’
5 ‘Lord Menelaus, have you lost your mind?’
6 ‘Even in Hector’s chest the heart beat rapidly.’
7 ‘Wide-ruling Agamemnon, heroic son of Atreus...’
8 ‘He came, stood in their midst, and delivered his
9 ‘As Dawn first spread her yellow robe across the e
10 ‘Diomedes’ words missed godlike, firm Odysseus...’
11 ‘Mighty Earthshaker Poseidon, very angry, answered
12 ‘Mighty son of Atreus, why urge me on?’
13 ‘White-armed Hera agreed with her.’
Disc: 5
The Iliad, Book 9: Peace Offerings to Achilles
1 ‘Now the sun’s bright light sank down into the oce
2 ‘Meanwhile, as the Trojans maintained their carefu
3 ‘Mighty son of Atreus, Agamemnon, king of men...’
4 ‘With these words, lord Achilles conducted them in
5 ‘Swift-footed Achilles then answered Odysseus:’
6 ‘Glorious Achilles, if your mind is really set on
7 ‘I recall an old tale from long ago.’
8 ‘Swift-footed Achilles then said in reply:’
9 ‘By their ships, Achaea’s most important leaders..
10 ‘Geranian horseman Nestor then said in reply:’
11 ‘Then Diomedes, expert in war cries, spoke up:’
12 ‘Hector spoke. He’d sworn an empty oath...’
Disc: 6
The Iliad, Book 11: The Achaeans Face Disaster
1 ‘Mighty Diomedes scowled at Dolon and said:’
2 ‘When the pair came to where they’d slaughtered He
3 ‘As Dawn rose from her bed beside lord Tithonus...
4 ‘The first to kill a man was Agamemnon.’
5 ‘Wind-swift Iris obeyed, going down from Ida to sa
6 ‘Who were the first, who were the last men slaught
7 ‘Famous spearman Odysseus came up and made a stand
8 ‘Hector did not notice Ajax, for he was fighting..
9 ‘Swift-footed Achilles then said in reply:’
10 ‘Now, there’s a certain city Thryoessa...’
11 ‘Later, when we’d had our fill of food and drink..
12 ‘Thus, as Patroclus, Menoetius’ fine son, looked a
13 ‘Other Trojans and their famous allies followed...
Disc: 7
The Iliad, Book 13: The Trojans Attack the Ships
1 ‘Hector with his gleaming helmet scowled and said:
2 ‘Menestheus finished. Tho
3 ‘Thus Zeus brought Hector and the Trojans to the s
4 ‘Shame on you Argives, nothing but young boys!’
5 ‘At that point, Poseidon, angry...’
6 ‘Like swift Ares, Meriones led the way...’
7 ‘Idomeneus did not relent his fighting frenzy.’
8 ‘The close fighting over Ascalaphus continued.’
9 ‘Peisander doubled up and then collapsed.’
10 ‘The arrows drained the Trojans’ fighting spirit.’
11 ‘As Nestor sat drinking wine, listening to the noi
12 ‘Agamemnon, king of men, replied:’
Disc: 8
The Iliad, Book 15: The Battle at the Ships
1 ‘As this was happening, on a peak of mount Olympus
2 ‘Ox-eyed queen Hera then answered him:’
3 ‘Sweet Sleep rushed to the Achaean ships, to infor
4 ‘Ajax shouted this, knowing very well the man he’d
5 ‘Trojans, in full retreat, passed the wall and dit
6 ‘Striking his sturdy thighs with the flat of his h
7 ‘Cloud-gatherer Zeus then spoke to Apollo:’
8 ‘But when Apollo stared directly at the swift Dana
9 ‘Hector threw his bright spear at Ajax, but missed
10 ‘Apollo would not let Pantho
11 ‘But Hector killed only one man – Periphetes of My
12 ‘While the men kept on fighting at the well-decked
13 ‘As these two were talking on like this together..
Disc: 9
The Iliad, Book 16: Patroclus Fights & Dies
1 ‘Achilles had brought fifty ships to Troy...’
2 ‘The armed warriors who went with brave Patroclus.
3 ‘Idomeneus’ pitiless bronze then struck Erymas...’
4 ‘Ox-eyed queen Hera then replied to Zeus:’
5 ‘Glaucus finished. Trojans were completely overwhe
6 ‘As Zeus pondered, he thought the best plan would
7 ‘This said, Patroclus rushed at warrior Cebriones.
8 ‘In that battle, warlike Menelaus, son of Atreus..
9 ‘As Menelaus thought these matters over in his min
10 ‘The son of Cronos spoke, then nodded his dark bro
11 ‘Right then war-loving Achaeans would have driven.
12 ‘Men talked like this to strengthen their companio
13 ‘Saying this, Automedon hefted his long-shadowed s
Disc: 10
The Iliad, Book 19: Achilles & Agamemnon
1 ‘Menelaus, expert in war shouts, answered her:’
2 ‘Menelaus finished speaking.’
3 ‘As the men fought on like a blazing fire raging..
4 ‘Through her tears, Thetis then answered Achilles:
5 ‘With these words, swift-footed Iris went away.’
6 ‘Hector spoke. The Trojans roared out in response.
7 ‘Huge god Hephaestus got up from the anvil block..
8 ‘Then the people gathered in the assembly...’
9 ‘When Dawn in her yellow robe rose from Ocean’s st
10 ‘My friends, Danaan warriors, companions of the wa
11 ‘Agamemnon, king of men, answered Odysseus:’
12 ‘Saying this, Achilles quickly ended the assembly.
13 ‘Achaeans then came swarming out from their fast s
Disc: 11
The Iliad, Book 21: Achilles Fights the River
1 ‘Then, son of Peleus, Achaeans armed themselves...
2 ‘Apollo, son of Zeus, then said to Aeneas:’
3 ‘Aeneas then said in response:’
4 ‘Ox-eyed queen Hera then said to Poseidon:’
5 ‘When Hector saw his brother Polydorus there...’
6 ‘When the Trojans reached the ford across the Xant
7 ‘Achilles finished. Then Lycaon’s knees gave way..
8 ‘Saying this, he pulled his bronze spear from the
9 ‘With these words, the two gods went away.’
10 ‘White-armed goddess Hera, as soon as she’d heard
11 ‘With these words, Hera caught both arms of Artemi
12 ‘Still in a rage, Achilles chased them with his sp
13 ‘At this point, the Trojans, having fled like deer
14 ‘As the old man spoke, his hands tugged his grey h
Disc: 12
The Iliad, Book 22: The Death of Hector
1 ‘That’s what Hector thought as he stood there wait
2 ‘Then Hector of the shining helmet answered her:’
3 ‘Hector finished speaking. He pulled out his sharp
4 ‘Achilles finished. Then on noble Hector’s corpse.
5 ‘When she recovered and her spirit had returned to
6 ‘Meanwhile, as Trojans were lamenting in the city.
7 ‘Swift-footed Achilles then said in reply:’
8 ‘After saying this, Iris left.’
9 ‘Antilochus, you may still be quite young...’
10 ‘Behind him came Atreus’ son, fair-haired Menelaus
11 ‘As Achilles spoke, Tydeus’ son came charging in..
12 ‘Saying this, Menelaus gave the mare to No
Disc: 13
The Iliad, Book 24: Achilles & Priam
1 ‘For the Danaans, Peleus’ son then set out a displ
2 ‘Antilochus finished speaking.’
3 ‘Achilles finished speaking.’
4 ‘Once the funeral gathering broke up, the men disp
5 ‘Silver-footed Thetis then said in reply:’
6 ‘My lady, a messenger has come to me from Zeus...’
7 ‘Priam finished.’
8 ‘Hermes the Guide, killer of Argus, hearing Zeus..
9 ‘With these words, Hermes jumped up in the chariot
10 ‘Priam finished. His words roused in Achilles a de
11 ‘Godlike Achilles spoke, then went back once more.
12 ‘Hermes spoke. At his words, the old man grew afra
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