Hörbuch: The Iliad for Boys and Girls
The Iliad for Boys and Girls
1 - 01 – Of How the War with Troy Began
- Download 01 – Of How the War with Troy Began audio
- Download 02 – The Quarrel audio
- Download 03 – What Thetis Did for Her Son audio
- Download 04 – The Duel of Paris and Menelaus audio
- Download 05 – How the Oath Was Broken audio
- Download 06 – The Great Deeds of Diomed audio
- Download 07 – Concerning Other Valiant Deeds audio
- Download 08 – Of Glaucus and Diomed audio
- Download 09 – Hector and Andromache audio
- Download 10 – How Hector and Ajax Fought audio
- Download 11 – The Battle on the Plain audio
- Download 12 – The Repentance of Agmemnon audio
- Download 13 – The Embassy to Achilles audio
- Download 14 – The Story of Old Pheonix audio
- Download 15 – The Adventure Of Diomed and Ulysses audio
- Download 16 – The Wounding Of The Chiefs audio
- Download 17 – The Battle At The Wall audio
- Download 18 – The Battle At The Ships audio
- Download 19 – The Deeds And Death of Patroclus audio
- Download 20 – The Rousing Of Achillies audio
- Download 21 – The Making Of The Arms audio
- Download 22 – The Quarrel Ended audio
- Download 23 – The Battle At The River audio
- Download 24 – The Slaying Of Hector audio
- Download 25 – The Ransoming Of Hector & The End Of Troy audio
Echoing Homer’s epic poem The Iliad, Church offers a simplified rendering of the classic siege of Troy, as he retells the story which is regarded as one of the greatest masterpieces of Western literature. The Iliad for Boys and Girls is written in an easy to follow style that is certain to provide clarity to the otherwise perplexing tale presented in Homer’s original. Furthermore, the tale explores various themes including the destructive nature of pride, grueling revenge, honor, and the capricious interference of the Ancient Greek gods in temporal affairs.
Set in the tenth year of the Trojan War, the story unfolds when the Greek commander in chief Agamemnon and his unrivaled warrior Achilles find themselves in disagreement over a beautiful maiden who is held captive. Insulted for having to give up the girl, Achilles is overwhelmed by fury as he decides to withdraw from fighting in the war as a means to spite Agamemnon for his inconsiderate demand. Additionally, he desires to witness the destruction of the Greek army and therefore seeks his mother’s help to sway the gods to assist his vengeful cause and see his vengeance through. His prayers are promptly heard by the all-powerful Zeus who ensures the Trojans temporary ascendancy, as they execute a successful counterattack and bring the Greeks to an unfavorable disadvantage. However, as the tale progresses and the conflict between the two opposing sides intensify, Achilles must put aside his grudge and abide by what is right and honorable.
Apart from offering a more comprehensible version of the thrilling saga, the abridgement also reflects and delivers the original idea envisioned by Homer, as The Iliad for Boys and Girls focuses on the events surrounding the legendary tale. By providing a more explicit representation of characters and events, while concurrently eliminating the use of ambiguous language, Church enables the audience to experience the mythological allure of Ancient Greece in a clear-cut edition.
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