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Author Vandiver, Elizabeth, 1956-

Title The Iliad of Homer [sound recording] / Elizabeth Vandiver.

Publication Info. Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., [2000]


Location Pub Note Copy No. Status
 Morris Area PL Audiobook - MRBB-3  CD 883.01 AND (GREAT)    AVAILABLE
Description 6 audio discs (approximately 360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 course guidebook (22 cm).
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Series Great courses
Great courses (Compact disc)
Note Compact discs.
12 lectures on 6 discs.
Summary Professor Vandiver makes it clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Homeric epics remain not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told, but also two of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Questions include, why does Achilles rage? What are the limits of our freedom? Who or what shapes our actions and our ends? Why do we love our own so strongly? Where is the line between justice and revenge, and what does it mean to be mortal?
Contents lecture 1. Introduction to Homeric epic -- lecture 2. The Homeric question -- lecture 3. Glory, honor and the wrath of Achilles -- lecture 4. Within the walls of Troy -- lecture 5. The embassy to Achilles -- lecture 6. The paradox of glory -- lecture 7. The role of the gods -- lecture 8. The longest day -- lecture 9. The death of Patroklos -- lecture 10. Achilles returns to battle -- lecture 11. Achilles and Hektor -- lecture 12. Enemies' tears, Achilles and Priam.
Subject Homer. Iliad.
Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Achilles (Mythological character) -- In literature.
Homer. (OCoLC)fst00029137
Iliad (Homer) (OCoLC)fst01356294
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Heroes in literature.
Achilles (Greek mythology) in literature. (OCoLC)fst00795685
Epic poetry, Greek. (OCoLC)fst00913902
Heroes in literature. (OCoLC)fst00955583
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Added Author Teaching Company.
Teaching Company.
ISBN 1565853172
Music No. 301 Teaching Company

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