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HOMER: Iliad (The) (Unabridged)

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.



Disc 1

  The Iliad, Book 1: The Quarrel by the Ships
1.   Play with flash player ‘Sing, Goddess, sing of the rage of Achilles, son of Peleus... ’ 00:06:42
2.   Play with flash player ‘Encouraged, the wise prophet then declared:’ 00:07:28
3.   Play with flash player ‘Glittery - eyed Athene then spoke in reply:’ 00:06:39
4.   Play with flash player ‘Thus the pair of them continued arguing.’ 00:07:02
5.   Play with flash player ‘Thetis, shedding tears, answered her son, Achilles:’ 00:06:55
6.   Play with flash player ‘Thetis finished. Cloud gatherer Zeus did not respond.’ 00:07:14
  The Iliad, Book 2: Agamemnon's Dream and The Catalogue of Ships
7.   Play with flash player ‘Gods and warriors slept through the entire night.’ 00:06:26
8.   Play with flash player ‘So Nestor spoke. Then he began to make his way back... ’ 00:06:27
9.   Play with flash player ‘So Athene spoke. Odysseus knew her from her voice... ’ 00:06:23
10.   Play with flash player ‘Son of Atreus, now the Achaeans wish to disgrace you... ’ 00:05:55
11.   Play with flash player ‘Mighty Agamemnon then answered Nestor:’ 00:06:29
12.   Play with flash player ‘Just as goatherds sort out with ease the wandering beasts... ’ 00:05:17


Disc 2

  The Iliad, Book 2: Agamemnon's Dream and The Catalogue of Ships
1.   Play with flash player ‘From Salamis Ajax commanded twelve ships.’ 00:01:51
2.   Play with flash player ‘Among these warriors, as they armed themselves... ’ 00:05:50
3.   Play with flash player ‘Troops from Phylace, flowering Pyrasus, shrine of Demeter... ’ 00:06:52
4.   Play with flash player ‘Men rushed to arm themselves. They opened up the gates.’ 00:04:06
  The Iliad, Book 3: Paris, Menelaus and Helen
5.   Play with flash player ‘Once troops had formed in ranks under their own leaders... ’ 00:07:02
6.   Play with flash player ‘Achaeans and Trojans were elated, full of hope... ’ 00:07:01
7.   Play with flash player ‘Priam, the old man, saw a third figure, Ajax, and asked:’ 00:05:15
8.   Play with flash player ‘Hear me, you Trojans, you well - armed Achaeans.’ 00:04:48
9.   Play with flash player ‘Then Aphrodite went to summon Helen.’ 00:05:03
  The Iliad, Book 4: The Armies Clash
10.   Play with flash player ‘The gods all sat assembled in the golden courtyard... ’ 00:06:33
11.   Play with flash player ‘Athena spoke and thus swayed his foolish wits.’ 00:06:27
12.   Play with flash player ‘At Talthybius’ words Machaon’s spirits were stirred up... ’ 00:06:48
13.   Play with flash player ‘To these words Geranian horseman Nestor said:’ 00:07:07
14.   Play with flash player ‘As for the Trojans, they were like thousands of ewes... ’ 00:01:35


Disc 3

  The Iliad, Book 4: The Armies Clash
1.   Play with flash player ‘Antilochus was the first to kill a man... ’ 00:05:50
  The Iliad, Book 5: Diomedes Goes to Battle
2.   Play with flash player ‘Then Pallas Athene gave Diomedes, son of Tydeus... ’ 00:06:59
3.   Play with flash player ‘But his sharp arrow hadn’t killed Diomedes... ’ 00:06:48
4.   Play with flash player ‘Aeneas, leader of the Trojans, then replied:’ 00:06:21
5.   Play with flash player ‘Meanwhile, Sthenelus, son of Capaneus, did not forget... ’ 00:06:54
6.   Play with flash player ‘When they spoke, the father of gods and men smiled... ’ 00:06:39
7.   Play with flash player ‘Agamemnon spoke, then quickly hurled his spear.’ 00:07:09
8.   Play with flash player ‘Yes, Tlepolemus, Hercules did destroy sacred Ilion... ’ 00:06:41
9.   Play with flash player ‘Meanwhile, Aphrodite and Apollo, with his silver bow... ’ 00:06:49
10.   Play with flash player ‘Father Zeus, aren’t you incensed at this barbarity’ 00:02:20
  The Iliad, Book 6: Hector and Andromache
11.   Play with flash player 'Now the grim war between Trojans and Achaeans…' 00:06:34
12.   Play with flash player 'Hector was convinced by his advice.' 00:06:57
13.   Play with flash player ‘Diomedes, skilled at war cries, rejoiced.’ 00:03:07


Disc 4

  The Iliad, Book 6: Hector and Andromache
1.   Play with flash player 'Great Hector of the shining helmet then replied:' 00:05:53
2.   Play with flash player 'Great Hector of the shining helmet answered Helen:' 00:06:19
3.   Play with flash player 'With these words, glorious Hector stretched his hands out…' 00:04:07
  The Iliad, Book 7: Hector and Ajax
4.   Play with flash player ‘After glorious Hector had talked with Paris... ’ 00:06:31
5.   Play with flash player 'Lord Menelaus, have you lost your mind' 00:06:48
6.   Play with flash player 'Even in Hector’s chest the heart beat rapidly.' 00:06:39
7.   Play with flash player 'Wide - ruling Agamemnon, heroic son of Atreus…' 00:06:31
8.   Play with flash player 'He came, stood in their midst, and delivered his report.' 00:04:22
  The Iliad, Book 8: The Trojans Have Success
9.   Play with flash player ‘As Dawn first spread her yellow robe across the earth... 00:06:35
10.   Play with flash player ‘Diomedes’ words missed godlike, firm Odysseus... ’ 00:06:59
11.   Play with flash player ‘Mighty Earthshaker Poseidon, very angry, answered Hera:’ 00:05:43
12.   Play with flash player ‘Mighty son of Atreus, why urge me on’ 00:05:35
13.   Play with flash player ‘White - armed Hera agreed with her.’ 00:06:37


Disc 5

  The Iliad, Book 8: The Trojans Have Success
1.   Play with flash player ‘Now the sun’s bright light sank down into the ocean... ’ 00:04:54
  The Iliad, Book 9: Peace Offerings to Achilles
2.   Play with flash player ‘Meanwhile, as the Trojans maintained their careful watch... ’ 00:06:45
3.   Play with flash player ‘Mighty son of Atreus, Agamemnon, king of men... ’ 00:06:44
4.   Play with flash player ‘With these words, lord Achilles conducted them inside his hut... ’ 00:06:59
5.   Play with flash player ‘Swift - footed Achilles then answered Odysseus:’ 00:07:38
6.   Play with flash player ‘Glorious Achilles, if your mind is really set on going back... ’ 00:05:47
7.   Play with flash player ‘I recall an old tale from long ago.’ 00:07:17
8.   Play with flash player ‘Swift - footed Achilles then said in reply:’ 00:04:36
  The Iliad, Book 10: A Night Raid
9.   Play with flash player ‘By their ships, Achaea’s most important leaders... ’ 00:06:18
10.   Play with flash player ‘Geranian horseman Nestor then said in reply:’ 00:06:54
11.   Play with flash player ‘Then Diomedes, expert in war cries, spoke up:’ 00:07:13
12.   Play with flash player ‘Hector spoke. He’d sworn an empty oath... ’ 00:06:49


Disc 6

  The Iliad, Book 10: A Night Raid
1.   Play with flash player ‘Mighty Diomedes scowled at Dolon and said:’ 00:05:17
2.   Play with flash player ‘When the pair came to where they’d slaughtered Hector’s spy... ’ 00:03:16
  The Iliad, Book 11: The Achaeans Face Disaster
3.   Play with flash player ‘As Dawn rose from her bed beside lord Tithonus... ’ 00:05:51
4.   Play with flash player ‘The first to kill a man was Agamemnon.’ 00:06:52
5.   Play with flash player ‘Wind - swift Iris obeyed, going down from Ida to sacred Ilion.’ 00:06:34
6.   Play with flash player ‘Who were the first, who were the last men slaughtered... ’ 00:06:43
7.   Play with flash player ‘Famous spearman Odysseus came up and made a stand... ’ 00:06:14
8.   Play with flash player ‘Hector did not notice Ajax, for he was fighting... ’ 00:06:58
9.   Play with flash player ‘Swift - footed Achilles then said in reply:’ 00:06:50
10.   Play with flash player ‘Now, there’s a certain city Thryoessa... ’ 00:04:35
11.   Play with flash player ‘Later, when we’d had our fill of food and drink... ’ 00:04:26
  The Iliad, Book 12: The Fight at the Barricade
12.   Play with flash player ‘Thus, as Patroclus, Menoetius’ fine son, looked after... ’ 00:06:06
13.   Play with flash player ‘Other Trojans and their famous allies followed... ’ 00:07:07


Disc 7

  The Iliad, Book 12: The Fight at the Barricade
1.   Play with flash player ‘Hector with his gleaming helmet scowled and said:’ 00:07:06
2.   Play with flash player ‘Menestheus finished. Thoötes heard him and obeyed.’ 00:07:39
  The Iliad, Book 13: The Trojans Attack the Ships
3.   Play with flash player ‘Thus Zeus brought Hector and the Trojans to the ships.’ 00:05:52
4.   Play with flash player ‘Shame on you Argives, nothing but young boys!’ 00:07:00
5.   Play with flash player ‘At that point, Poseidon, angry... ’ 00:07:08
6.   Play with flash player ‘Like swift Ares, Meriones led the way... ’ 00:06:10
7.   Play with flash player ‘Idomeneus did not relent his fighting frenzy.’ 00:06:34
8.   Play with flash player ‘The close fighting over Ascalaphus continued.’ 00:05:53
9.   Play with flash player ‘Peisander doubled up and then collapsed.’ 00:06:41
10.   Play with flash player ‘The arrows drained the Trojans’ fighting spirit.’ 00:07:00
  The Iliad, Book 14: Zeus Deceived
11.   Play with flash player ‘As Nestor sat drinking wine, listening to the noise of war... ’ 00:06:37
12.   Play with flash player ‘Agamemnon, king of men, replied:’ 00:03:10


Disc 8

  The Iliad, Book 14: Zeus Deceived
1.   Play with flash player ‘As this was happening, on a peak of mount Olympus... ’ 00:06:52
2.   Play with flash player ‘Ox - eyed queen Hera then answered him:’ 00:05:29
3.   Play with flash player ‘Sweet Sleep rushed to the Achaean ships, to inform Poseidon... ’ 00:07:01
4.   Play with flash player ‘Ajax shouted this, knowing very well the man he’d killed.’ 00:03:08
  The Iliad, Book 15: The Battle at the Ships
5.   Play with flash player ‘Trojans, in full retreat, passed the wall and ditch... ’ 00:07:00
6.   Play with flash player ‘Striking his sturdy thighs with the flat of his hands... ’ 00:06:43
7.   Play with flash player ‘Cloud - gatherer Zeus then spoke to Apollo:’ 00:06:01
8.   Play with flash player ‘But when Apollo stared directly at the swift Danaans... ’ 00:06:36
9.   Play with flash player ‘Hector threw his bright spear at Ajax, but missed.’ 00:05:41
10.   Play with flash player ‘Apollo would not let Panthoös’ son be killed... ’ 00:06:44
11.   Play with flash player ‘But Hector killed only one man – Periphetes of Mycenae... ’ 00:06:13
  The Iliad, Book 16: Patroclus Fights and Dies
12.   Play with flash player ‘While the men kept on fighting at the well - decked ships... ’ 00:06:02
13.   Play with flash player ‘As these two were talking on like this together... ’ 00:04:09


Disc 9

  The Iliad, Book 16: Patroclus Fights and Dies
1.   Play with flash player ‘Achilles had brought fifty ships to Troy... ’ 00:05:33
2.   Play with flash player ‘The armed warriors who went with brave Patroclus... ’ 00:05:24
3.   Play with flash player ‘Idomeneus’ pitiless bronze then struck Erymas... ’ 00:06:09
4.   Play with flash player ‘Ox - eyed queen Hera then replied to Zeus:’ 00:06:26
5.   Play with flash player ‘Glaucus finished. Trojans were completely overwhelmed... ’ 00:06:30
6.   Play with flash player ‘As Zeus pondered, he thought the best plan would be... ’ 00:06:27
7.   Play with flash player ‘This said, Patroclus rushed at warrior Cebriones... ’ 00:07:30
  The Iliad, Book 17: The Fight Over Patroclus
8.   Play with flash player ‘In that battle, warlike Menelaus, son of Atreus... ’ 00:06:53
9.   Play with flash player ‘As Menelaus thought these matters over in his mind and heart... ’ 00:06:14
10.   Play with flash player ‘The son of Cronos spoke, then nodded his dark brow.’ 00:07:06
11.   Play with flash player ‘Right then war - loving Achaeans would have driven... ’ 00:06:22
12.   Play with flash player ‘Men talked like this to strengthen their companions.’ 00:05:10
13.   Play with flash player ‘Saying this, Automedon hefted his long - shadowed spear... ’ 00:02:26


Disc 10

  The Iliad, Book 17: The Fight Over Patroclus
1.   Play with flash player ‘Menelaus, expert in war shouts, answered her:’ 00:08:13
2.   Play with flash player ‘Menelaus finished speaking.’ 00:03:56
  The Iliad, Book 18: The Arms of Achilles
3.   Play with flash player ‘As the men fought on like a blazing fire raging... ’ 00:06:01
4.   Play with flash player ‘Through her tears, Thetis then answered Achilles:’ 00:06:18
5.   Play with flash player ‘With these words, swift - footed Iris went away.’ 00:06:28
6.   Play with flash player ‘Hector spoke. The Trojans roared out in response.’ 00:06:25
7.   Play with flash player ‘Huge god Hephaestus got up from the anvil block... ’ 00:05:18
8.   Play with flash player ‘Then the people gathered in the assembly... ’ 00:07:38
  The Iliad, Book 19: Achilles and Agamemnon
9.   Play with flash player ‘When Dawn in her yellow robe rose from Ocean’s stream... ’ 00:05:23
10.   Play with flash player ‘My friends, Danaan warriors, companions of the war god Ares... ’ 00:06:34
11.   Play with flash player ‘Agamemnon, king of men, answered Odysseus:’ 00:05:41
12.   Play with flash player ‘Saying this, Achilles quickly ended the assembly.’ 00:05:03
13.   Play with flash player ‘Achaeans then came swarming out from their fast ships.’ 00:04:36


Disc 11

  The Iliad, Book 20: Achilles Returns to Battle
1.   Play with flash player ‘Then, son of Peleus, Achaeans armed themselves... ’ 00:06:37
2.   Play with flash player ‘Apollo, son of Zeus, then said to Aeneas:’ 00:06:07
3.   Play with flash player ‘Aeneas then said in response:’ 00:06:32
4.   Play with flash player ‘Ox - eyed queen Hera then said to Poseidon:’ 00:06:46
5.   Play with flash player ‘When Hector saw his brother Polydorus there... ’ 00:05:56
  The Iliad, Book 21: Achilles Fights the River
6.   Play with flash player ‘When the Trojans reached the ford across the Xanthus... ’ 00:07:14
7.   Play with flash player ‘Achilles finished. Then Lycaon’s knees gave way... ’ 00:05:21
8.   Play with flash player ‘Saying this, he pulled his bronze spear from the river bank.’ 00:06:04
9.   Play with flash player ‘With these words, the two gods went away.’ 00:04:57
10.   Play with flash player ‘White - armed goddess Hera, as soon as she’d heard this... ’ 00:06:58
11.   Play with flash player ‘With these words, Hera caught both arms of Artemis... ’ 00:03:29
12.   Play with flash player ‘Still in a rage, Achilles chased them with his spear... ’ 00:04:28
  The Iliad, Book 22: The Death of Hector
13.   Play with flash player ‘At this point, the Trojans, having fled like deer... ’ 00:05:10
14.   Play with flash player ‘As the old man spoke, his hands tugged his grey hair... ’ 00:03:36


Disc 12

  The Iliad, Book 22: The Death of Hector
1.   Play with flash player ‘That’s what Hector thought as he stood there waiting.’ 00:07:10
2.   Play with flash player ‘Then Hector of the shining helmet answered her:’ 00:05:26
3.   Play with flash player ‘Hector finished speaking. He pulled out his sharp sword... ’ 00:06:09
4.   Play with flash player ‘Achilles finished. Then on noble Hector’s corpse... ’ 00:05:56
5.   Play with flash player ‘When she recovered and her spirit had returned to her... ’ 00:03:16
  The Iliad, Book 23: The Funeral Games for Patroclus
6.   Play with flash player ‘Meanwhile, as Trojans were lamenting in the city... ’ 00:06:46
7.   Play with flash player ‘Swift - footed Achilles then said in reply:’ 00:06:46
8.   Play with flash player ‘After saying this, Iris left.’ 00:06:39
9.   Play with flash player ‘Antilochus, you may still be quite young... ’ 00:06:20
10.   Play with flash player ‘Behind him came Atreus’ son, fair - haired Menelaus.’ 00:05:44
11.   Play with flash player ‘As Achilles spoke, Tydeus’ son came charging in... ’ 00:07:02
12.   Play with flash player ‘Saying this, Menelaus gave the mare to Noëmon... ’ 00:06:02


Disc 13

  The Iliad, Book 23: The Funeral Games for Patroclus
1.   Play with flash player ‘For the Danaans, Peleus’ son then set out a display... 00:06:00
2.   Play with flash player ‘Antilochus finished speaking.’ 00:04:20
3.   Play with flash player ‘Achilles finished speaking.’ 00:02:32
  The Iliad, Book 24: Achilles and Priam
4.   Play with flash player ‘Once the funeral gathering broke up, the men dispersed... 00:05:55
5.   Play with flash player ‘Silver - footed Thetis then said in reply:’ 00:06:58
6.   Play with flash player ‘My lady, a messenger has come to me from Zeus... ’ 00:04:49
7.   Play with flash player ‘Priam finished.’ 00:05:17
8.   Play with flash player ‘Hermes the Guide, killer of Argus, hearing Zeus... ’ 00:06:58
9.   Play with flash player ‘With these words, Hermes jumped up in the chariot... ’ 00:04:52
10.   Play with flash player ‘Priam finished. His words roused in Achilles a desire... ’ 00:06:38
11.   Play with flash player ‘Godlike Achilles spoke, then went back once more... ’ 00:06:23
12.   Play with flash player ‘Hermes spoke. At his words, the old man grew afraid.’ 00:08:32

Total Playing Time: 16:39:43






Author(s):
Homer

Reader(s):
Lesser, Anton

Label: Naxos AudioBooks

Genre: Great Epics and Tales

Catalogue No: NAX42812

Barcode: 9789626344286

Release Date: 08/2006

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