Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the story of a crucial 40 days in the 10-year battle for Troy, framed by Achilles' anger first at his leader Agamenmon and then at his enemy Hector.
Melvyn Bragg and guests discuss the great epic poem attributed to Homer, telling the story of an intense episode in the Trojan War. It is framed by the wrath of the Greek hero Achilles, insulted by his leader Agamemnon and withdrawing from the battle that continued to rage, only returning when his close friend Patroclus is killed by the Trojan hero Hector. Achilles turns his anger from Agamemnon to Hector and the fated destruction of Troy comes ever closer.
Professor of Classics at King's College London
Professor of Classics at Princeton University
A.G. Leventis Senior Research Fellow and Emeritus Professor of Greek Culture at Clare College, Cambridge
Producer: Simon Tillotson.
LINKS AND FURTHER READING
Jonathan S. Burgess, Homer (I.B.Tauris, 2014)
C. Emlyn-Jones, L. Hardwick and J. Purkis (eds), Homer: Readings and Images (Open University/Duckworth, 1992)
Robert Fowler (ed.), The Cambridge Companion to Homer (Cambridge University Press, 2004)
Barbara Graziosi, Homer (Oxford University Press, 2016)
Jasper Griffin, Homer on Life and Death (Oxford University Press, 1983)
Homer (trans. Robert Fagles), The Iliad (Penguin, 1992)
James M. Redfield, Nature and Culture in the Iliad: The Tragedy of Hector (Duke University Press, 1994)
Seth L. Schein, The Mortal Hero: An Introduction to Homer’s Iliad (University of California Press, 1992)
Jenny Strauss Clay, Homer's Trojan Theater: Space, Vision and Memory in the Iliad(Cambridge University Press, 2011)
|Interviewed Guest||Edith Hall|
|Interviewed Guest||Paul Cartledge|
|Interviewed Guest||Barbara Graziosi|