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CLIP 11416

The Iliad: epic landscapes and lyrical death scenes (audio)

The Iliad: epic landscapes and lyrical death scenes (audio)

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Key Info
  • The Iliad: epic landscapes and lyrical death scenes (audio)
  • Duration: 03:58
  • Adam Nicholson compares and contrasts Homer’s use of 'epic' landscape descriptions and his detailed descriptions of death and mutilation on the battlefield in The Iliad. He uses Achilles' military prowess to provide examples of this gory yet lyrical poetry and contrasts his power with the frailty of his opponents. Nicolson concludes with how Achilles, driven by revenge for Patroclus, seeks out Hecktor on the battlefield.
  • Subject:

    Classical Studies


    Literature and Poetry

  • Keywords: Homer, Iliad, Troy, Greece, Greek, epic, poetry, Achilles, Achilleus, Hector, Hektor
Ideas for use in class
  • Highly useful for students studying the literary content and structure of the Iliad.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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