- Performer:Christopher Logue, Homer
- Title:The Death Of Patroclus.Book XVI Of Homers Iliad.
- Style:Poetry, Spoken Word
- Release date:1963
- Size FLAC version1275 mb
- Size MP3 version2513 mb
- Record from:Vinyl, LP, Album
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- Adapted By (Text) – Christopher Logue
- Directed By – Douglas Cleverdon
- Read By – Alan Dobie, Martin Starkie , Terry Scully , Vanessa Redgrave
- Written By – Homer
Scorpian Press in association with 77 Records presents:The Death Of Patroclus,adapted from the book of Homers Iliad by Christopher Logue.With Alan Dobie:Christopher Logue:Vanessa Redgrave:Terry Scully:Martin Starkie:Directed by Douglas Cleverdon.
"Quite apart from Christopher Logues remarkable adaptation this record is something of a landmark in that it is the first time any of Homers work has been recorded,the first record produced by Scorpian Press and the first time 77 Records have been asociated with anything other than jazz.
The text ,published by Scorpian Press under the title of PATROCLEIA is the result of a grant made to Christopher Logue by the Bollingen Foundation."
"It shows the poet at his best,swinging between fire and calm,terror and gentleness,huge wide-screen effects and breathless minutiae.
The readers have completely assimilated this vast range of tone and effect and Douglas Cleverdon.whose name is already a household word in production and recording technique,has transfered to the disc a uniqueley fastidious performance."
Photos by Mirella Ricciardi & Roger Mayne :Design by Germano Facetti.
Comes in laminated sleeve.Red white and black 77 Records labels.
In the 16th book of Homer's Iliad, Zeus seems destined to fulfill his promise to Achilles' mother, Thetis, to give glory to Achilles. Zeus knows that the death of Patroclus will force Achilles to fight for the Greeks AchaeansDanaansArgives. This will allow Zeus to fulfill his promise to Achilles' mother, Thetis, to give glory to Achilles. While the fighting goes on around the ship of Protesilaus, Patroclus goes crying to Achilles. He says he is crying for the wounded Greeks, including Diomedes, Odysseus, Agamemnon, and Eurypylus. He prays that he may never be so cruel as Achilles. In his brilliant rendering of eight books of Homer's Iliad, Logue here retells some of the most evocative episodes of the war classic, including the death of Patroclus and Achilles's fateful return to battle, that sealed the doom of Troy. Compulsively readable, Logue's poetry flies off the page, and his compelling descriptions of the horrors of war have a surreal, dreamlike quality that has been compared to the films of Kurosawa. Logue, Christopher, 1926-. Publication date. Homer, Patroclus Greek mythology, Achilles Greek mythology, Epic poetry, Greek, Trojan War. Scorpion Press. inlibrary printdisabled internetarchivebooks americana. Digitizing sponsor. Patrocleia of Homer book. Logues version of the sixteenth book of the Iliad, in which Patroclus. Logues version of the sixteenth book of the Iliad, in which Patroclus goes into battle in Achilles' armor, to fight off the Trojans who have come as far as the Greek ships. Signifies a major advance for the school of structural translation. Forward and post-script by D. Get A Copy. The poems are often dated to the 8th or 7th century BC whether Homer himself was the actual writer of his works, or whether they were largely gradationally built through oral transmission, is debated by scholars. Homer's works begin the Western Canon and have been continually, historically hailed as brilliant. Christopher Logue, Homer 4 - The Death Of XVI Of Homers Iliad. 2 버전. 77 Records. I, Christopher Logue, was baptised the year Many thousands of Englishmen, Fists clenched, their bellies empty, Walked day and night on the capital city. He wrote the couplet that is sung at the beginning and end of the film A High Wind in Jamaica 1965, the screenplay for Savage Messiah 1972, a television version of Antigone 1962, and a short play for the TV series The Wednesday Play titled The End of Arthur's Marriage 1965, which was directed. Selected poems, Faber and Faber, 1996 . Throughout The Iliad of Homer, the constant theme of death is inherently apparent. Each main character, either by a spear or merely a scratch from an arrow, was. Have escaped the miserable doom of murky death. This passage in Book XVI foreshadowed how this grave mistake would lead to Patroclus death. Because of his overwhelming desire to take revenge for the many Achaeans defeated in battle, Patroclus failed to realize the accompanying consequences to his suicide mission. No one else made the decision to attack, therefore, only Patroclus is to blame for his narrow minded decision which led directly to his untimely demise. Inspired by Homers Iliad, this unfinished epic is explicitly contemporary, yet revels in its ancient roots. Christopher Logue began writing his version of the Iliad in 1959, after a BBC producer commissioned him to translate a section of it for radio. Logue demurred initially on the very reasonable grounds that he didnt know a word of Greek, but the producer Donald Carne-Ross wasnt having any of it. He advised Logue instead to go away and read translations by those who did. Achilles, shattered by the death of his adored Patroclus, has buried the hatchet with his king, Agamemnon, and agreed to re-enter the fray, determined to destroy Hector and bring Troy to its knees. In his brilliant rendering of eight books of Homer's Iliad , Logue here retells some of the most evocative episodes of the war classic, including the death of Patroclus and Achilles's fateful return to battle, that sealed the doom of Troy. Retaining the great poem's story line but rewriting every incident, Logue brings the Trojan War to life for modern audiences. Product Identifiers. Although attributed to Homer, The Iliad is clearly dependent on an older oral tradition and may well have been the collective inheritance of many singer-poets over a long period of time the historical Fall of Troy is usually dated to around the start of the 12th Century BCE. Likewise, the death of Achilles and the eventual fall of Troy are not covered in the poem, and these matters are the subjects of other non-Homeric Epic Cycle poems, which survive only in fragments. The Odyssey , a separate work also by Homer, narrates Odysseus decade-long journey home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War