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Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad; Quarrel Between Agamemnon And Achilles, The

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04/21/1958

Based on the 1958 book The Wrath of Achilles, The Iliad of Homer by I.A. Richards. In this first episode, "Professor and Lowell Television Lecturer at Harvard University" I. A. Richards reads from the first book of his abridged translation of the Iliad, The Wrath of Achilles. Richards briefly explains the importance of the epic, his rationale for abridgment, and his selection of images of Greek sculptures to provide "springboards for the imagination" in representing the characters. The primary camera set-up has Richards reading directly to the camera in close-up and medium close-up. A secondary set-up presents Richards and enlarged images of the statues in the same frame. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by John Marx & Mark Cooper.


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Series
Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad
Program
Quarrel Between Agamemnon And Achilles, The
Program Number

1

Series Description

Based on the 1958 book The Wrath of Achilles, The Illiad of Homer by I.A. Richards. Series release date: 1958

Program Description

Based on the 1958 book The Wrath of Achilles, The Illiad of Homer by I.A. Richards.

Duration

00:28:50

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Trojan War
Boston, Massachusetts
Homer
Sculpture, Greek
Iliad
Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong), 1893-1979
Genres
Educational
Topics
Literature
Contributors
Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong), 1893-1979 (Host)
Barlow, Lewis (Producer)
Publication Information
Courtesy of Thirteen/WNET New York and WGBH Boston
Citation
Chicago: “Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad; Quarrel Between Agamemnon And Achilles, The,” 04/21/1958, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 3, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_229201A1D40648D19A04081D4ACE701B.
MLA: “Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad; Quarrel Between Agamemnon And Achilles, The.” 04/21/1958. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 3, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_229201A1D40648D19A04081D4ACE701B>.
APA: Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad; Quarrel Between Agamemnon And Achilles, The. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_229201A1D40648D19A04081D4ACE701B
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