The Iliad: Helen and Priam on the walls of Troy (audio)
The opposing armies of Greece and Troy meet on the battlefield, their numbers and weaponry described by the narrator in epic terms. Meanwhile Helen meets King Priam on walls of Troy. Priam's courtiers discuss the effects of Helen's terrible beauty as she passes on her way to meet the King. He and Helen discuss the battle below and how fate and the gods have brought them to this place.