Derek jacobi, perhaps best known for his performance in the title role of the celebrated masterpiece theatre presentation of i, claudius, brings the rich and powerful poetry vibrantly to life. Classics audio books download classics best sellers. In this lesson, you will learn about a variety of examples of figurative. Mar 14, 2014 the iliad is purportedly written by the blind poet homer some time during the eighth century bc.
The iliad by homer robert fagles trans read by derek jacobi. Greece having rich oral traditions, poets building on the work of other poets. The great war epic of western literature, in a stunning translation by acclaimed classicist robert fagles a penguin classic dating to the ninth century b. The unabridged, downloadable audiobook edition of bitch, a short, sharp, saucy story from roald dahl, the master of the shocking tale. The iliad by homer robert fagles trans read by derek. This recording is an abridged reading by derek jacobi of robert fagless bestselling 1990 translation. The history of english literature unabridged audiobook. The result, the winner of the 1991 academy of american poets landon translation award, is a wonderfully accessible iliad. The quarrel between achilles and agamemnon audiobook. As night falls, the achaeans sleep soundly, except for agamemnon, who watches the trojan fires. Now, with this stunning modern verse translation, fagles has reintroduced virgils aeneid to a whole new generation, and completed the classical triptych at the heart of western. The result is a wonderfully accessible iliad that preserves every.
Match the iliad by homer, read by stanley lombardo 12 cds. Lewis and two abridged versions of i, claudius by robert an acclaimed stage actor, who has also appeared in many films, such as henry v, dead again, gladiator, gosford park, the golden compass, the kings speech and my week with marilyn. Editions of the iliad by homer meet your next favorite book. In the latter audio book, derek jacobi reads robert fagles examination of the history of scholarly debate about the origins of the iliad. Maggie smith, robert stephens, albert finney, derek jacobi, frank finlay. The iliad audiobook homer, robert fagles translator audible. The iliad audiobook by homer, robert fagles translator. Homers iliad is an epic poem with a broad story, but its also filled with creative lines and poetic turns of phrase. Dating to the ninth century bc, homers timeless poem still vividly conveys the horror and heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as it. This 1880 book is about the pepper family of five children and their widowed mother, mamsie, a seamstress in a small new england town. Its supreme importance in greek literature slowly permeated to the rest of the western world and in time to come, the two epic poems, the iliad and the odyssey became the reference points for thousands of works of art.
Was homer the sole author, did he describe historical events and was his poetry transcribed in his lifetime. Perhaps the greatest poem of the western world, the iliad tells the story of fifty critical days towards the end of the trojan. Mamsie faces poverty with a brave heart, a smiling face, and the help of her children ben, the eldest at the age of 11. It is read by a number of different volunteer narrators at librivox and the quality sounds pretty good for each of them. A forceful, commanding stage presence, jacobi has enjoyed a successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions as hamlet, uncle vanya, and oedipus the king. At the age of six, derek made his acting debut, playing both lead roles in a local library production of the prince and the swineherd. Naxos audiobooks iliad, the unabridged anton lesser. The iliad stands as the oldest work of european literature still in existence. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century bc, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the greek language, making it the first work. It is a stunning recording that captures all the characters in their own charming and mysterious ways. If you are interested in modern literature, which stems from ancient greek aural poetry tradition, buy audio books. The iliad audio cd published june 15th 2006 by penguinhighbridge abridged, audio cd, 8 pages.
Sir derek george jacobi, cbe is an english actor and film director. Set during the trojan war, the tenyear siege of the city of troy ilium by a coalition of greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between king agamemnon and the warrior achilles. Born derek george jacobi 19381022 22 october 1938 age 78 leytonstone, london, england nationality british alma mater st. Achilles kills hector in a duel, hector predicts achilles own death as he lies dying. His translations of both the iliad and odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our era. Preeminent british classical actor of the first postolivier generation, derek jacobi was knighted in 1994 for his services to the theatre, and, in fact, is only the second to enjoy the honor of holding two knighthoods, danish and english olivier was the other.
The iliad by homer derek jacobi reads the opening, translated by. In this brilliant translation, robert fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to homers 2,700yearold tale. Listen to the iliad audiobook by homer, robert fagles translator, narrated by derek jacobi, maria tucci. The stirring story of the trojan war and the rage of achilles. A letter in response to daniel mendelsohns article november 7, 2011 november 21, 2011 save this story for later. The iliad of homer by homer, richmond lattimore 9780226470498. At the age of six, derek made his acting debut, playing both lead roles in a local library production of the prince and the.
Here is a major new recording and the riveting account of ancient rome in all its madness and debauchery. Born in leytonstone, london in 1938, derek jacobi always wanted to be an actor. The iliad jacobi, derek, fagles, robert 9780453007740. The odyssey audiobook homer, robert fagles translator. Menelaus is also unable to sleep and comes across his. An acclaimed stage actor, who has also appeared in many films, such as henry v, dead again, gladiator, gosford park, the golden compass, the kings speech and my week with marilyn. So an audio version of the iliad can be a great thing.
Lewis and two abridged versions of i, claudius by robert an acclaimed stage. Apr 19, 2016 with her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author caroline alexander brings to life homers timeless epic of the trojan war composed around 730 b. The iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to homer. Set in the trojan war, the tenyear siege of ilium, by a coalition of greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between king agamemnon and the warrior achilles.
He is a founding member of the royal national theatre, and a twotime lawrence olivier award winner. The iliad by homer read by sir derek jacobi abridged audio book cd. This set, translated by robert fagles, includes an abridged iliad on six audio cassettes nine hours accompanied by a nine page booklet. The iliad by homer derek jacobi reads the opening, translated by robert fagles. Derek jacobi sir derek jacobi cbe jacobi onstage performing a voyage round my father at wyndhams theatre, london december 2006. Jacobi has narrated audio book versions of the iliad, the voyage of the dawn treader by c. He has toured in becket and uncle vanya, and he received a tony award for his performance as benedick in the rsc s production of much ado. In this brilliant translation, robert fagles brings the vigor of contemporary language to homers 2,700yearold story of the trojan war. One of britains leading classical actors, anton lesser has worked extensively at the national theatre, and is an associate artist of the royal shakespeare company, where, over the years, he has played many of the principal roles, including romeo, troilus, petruchio and richard iii. Signin to download and listen to this audiobook today. The iliad, together with the odyssey, is one of two ancient greek epic poems traditionally attributed to homer. Get this book free when you sign up for a 30day trial. The odyssey audiobook homer, allen mandelbaum translator.
He maintains the drive and metric music of homer s poetry, and evokes the impact and nuance of the iliad. Sir derek jacobi has had a long and distinguished career. Audio recording, homer, translations into english library of. Homer, derek jacobi, robert fagles translator, maria tucci, penguin audiobooks.
Masterpiece theatre presentation of i, claudius, brings the rich and powerful poetry vibrantly to life. Jacobi has done the narration for audio book versions of the iliad, the voyage of the dawn treader by c. The iliad of homer, part 2 by homer, read by derek jacobi tran by robert fagles. Details about the iliad by robert fagles derek jacobi.
He reprised his role as the master at big finish, in the war master. This longawaited new edition of lattimores iliad is designed to bring the book into the twentyfirst centurynwhile leaving the poem as firmly rooted in ancient. The iliad catalog record only an abridged recording of the epic poem. The iliad livre audio homer, robert fagles translator. A timeless, powerful poem conveys the horror and the heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling amidst devastation and destruction, as the tale moves to its terrifying, tragic conclusion.
The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century bc, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the greek language, making it the first work of european literature. The publication of a new translation by fagles is a literary event. The iliad at the iliad, together with the odyssey, is one of two ancient greek epic poems traditionally attributed to homer. Lewis and two abridged versions of i, claudius by robert graves. Librivox recording of the iliad of homer, by homer. Written by valerio massimo manfredi, audiobook narrated by derek jacobi. This extraordinary collection of some 250 greek and roman myths and folk tales has always been a popular favorite, and has decisively shaped western art and literature from the moment it was completed in a. Was homer the sole author, did he describe historical events and was. Litcharts assigns a color and icon to each theme in the iliad, which you can use to track the themes throughout the work. His translations of both the iliad and odyssey have sold hundreds of thousands of copies and have become the standard translations of our. Jacobi also voiced martin bannister and doctor who in the doctor who unbound audio. Jacobi has narrated audio book versions of the iliad. In book iii the war between the greeks and the trojans is personified in the handtohand duel between menelaos and paris the two men whose dispute over helen is the. The original greek is menis, a noun used for gods, not mortals.
Robert fagless vigorous, celebrated translation of the iliad receives a lively and engaging reading from renowned actor derek jacobi in this abridged production of homers classic. It is a stunning recording that captures all the characters in their. Jul 09, 2014 the iliad, the opening of book i, translated by robert fagles. Reliable information about the coronavirus covid19 is available from the world health organization current situation, international travel. Release the iliad by homer read by sir derek jacobi. The iliad classics in audio series homer author john lescault narrator 2003 the iliad dan stevens narrator robert fitzgerald translator 2014 the odyssey. The poem is commonly dated to the 8th or 7th century bc, and many scholars believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the greek. Sir derek jacobi is an english actor and stage director. This great epic poem, attributed to homer, deals also with the anger of the hero, achilles, who has been slighted by the great general, agamemnon. Combining the skills of a poet and scholar, robert fagles brings the energy of contemporary language to this enduring heroic epic.
Derek jacobi narrated audio books at simply audiobooks. Restless, he seeks out nestor to create a new plan for the achaeans. A timeless, powerful poem conveys the horror and the heroism of men and gods wrestling with towering emotions and battling. The result is a wonderfully accessible iliad that preserves every nuance of homers genius. Maria tucci perhaps the greatest poem of the western world, homers the iliad unfolds the story of fifty critical. The iliad by robert fagles 1991, cassette, abridged for. For sixty years, thats how homer has begun the iliad in english, in richmond lattimores faithful translationnthe gold standard for generations of students and general readers. In 2001, he provided the voice of duke theseus in the childrens midsummer nights dream film. But it is derek jacobi s amiable, precise, and lyrical narration, always fresh and committed, that gives the exercise distinction and renders it pleasurable. The audio is read by sir derek jacobi and is a collection of 16 poems that contain an assortment of bestiary verse and fairy tale rhyme.
Structurally, book iii follows a pattern that homer uses many times in the iliad one scene is followed by a second that reflects the first and reinforces ideas within it. Derek jacobi audiobooks audiobook narrator download. Derek jacobi, perhaps best known for his performance in. Sir derek george jacobi cbe b 1938 is an english actor and stage director a forceful, commanding stage presence,1 jacobi has enjoyed a successful stage career, appearing in such stage productions. Sir ian mckellen audio books radio shows recordings. Sir derek jacobi, cbe born 22 october 1938 voiced an alternative master in the animated webcast scream of the shalka before returning as a version of the master billed as professor yana in the televised doctor who episode utopia. The iliad, the opening of book i, translated by robert fagles. The iliad homer read by sir derk jacobi audiobook new cd. Download audiobooks narrated by derek jacobi at and save. He has toured in becket and uncle vanya, and he received a tony award for his performance as benedick in the rsc s production of much ado about nothing.604 208 928 148 1213 86 1612 566 593 491 340 699 645 1095 1337 1110 113 1121 435 1009 765 325 1175 290 140 1133 1638 1012 1625 1122 119 239 1505 244 909 639 281 1336 214 788 1232 244 57 1218 576 1463 1211 121 1250