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Homer - Greek Epic Poetry: Read in Greek by John F.C. Richards

Homer - Greek Epic Poetry: Read in Greek by John F.C. Richards

English translations of Homer’s epics Iliad and Odyssey are familiar inhabitants of American high school reading lists. Many modern students, however, have never read or heard the original texts read in their classic Greek. This recording, featuring the clear and dramatic enunciation of classicist John F.C. Richards, brings the most emotionally potent episodes of the Iliad and the Odyssey to life. This is an excellent resource for the Homer enthusiast who wants a sense of the music of the original Greek as well as for the Greek scholar seeking to improve the fluidity of his or her pronunciation. The liner notes provide the original Greek text and English translation.

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The Iliad: Hector and Andromache (Book VI) John F.C. Richards 6:07
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The Iliad: Hector and Andromache (Book VI) John F.C. Richards 6:59
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The Iliad: Priam and Achilles (Book XXIV) John F.C. Richards 5:58
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The Iliad: Priam and Achilles (Book XXIV) John F.C. Richards 7:48
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The Odyssey: Nausicaa (Book VI) John F.C. Richards 4:11
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The Odyssey: Nausicaa and Odysseus (Book VI) John F.C. Richards 7:06
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The Odyssey: The Cyclops and Odysseus (Book IX) John F.C. Richards 3:43
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The Odyssey: Circe (Book X) John F.C. Richards 5:43
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The Odyssey: Odysseus and His Mother's Shade (Book XI) John F.C. Richards 8:12
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