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Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad; Priam And Achilles

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03/27/1958

In this eighth and final episode, "Professor and Lowell Television Lecturer at Harvard University" I. A. Richards reads from books twenty-three and twenty-four of his abridged translation of the Iliad, The Wrath of Achilles. Richards begins by commenting on the ending of the Iliad, its considerable influence on subsequent poetry and prose. He quickly picks up the action where he left off, with Achilles dragging Hector's body back to the Greek camp and addressing the corpse of Patroclus. The gods debate Achilles's actions and mediate Hector's return to Troy. Priam meets with Achilles and retakes Hector's body. The series ends with the reading; there is no additional commentary by Richards. Summary and select metadata for this record was submitted by John Marx & Mark Cooper. Based on the 1958 book The Wrath of Achilles, The Iliad of Homer by I.A. Richards.


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Series
Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad
Program
Priam And Achilles
Program Number

8

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

00:27:58

Asset Type

Broadcast program

Media Type

Video

Subjects
Iliad
Richards, I. A. (Ivor Armstrong), 1893-1979
Troy
Boston, Massachusetts
Trojan War
Sculpture, Greek
Homer
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; Priam And Achilles,” 03/27/1958, WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed December 10, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5BC91675B164216BA4B57494FCFD0E4.
MLA: “Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad; Priam And Achilles.” 03/27/1958. WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. December 10, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5BC91675B164216BA4B57494FCFD0E4>.
APA: Wrath Of Achilles, The: An Introduction To The Iliad; Priam And Achilles. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_E5BC91675B164216BA4B57494FCFD0E4
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