Pronouncing Iliad 1.1-7


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How is the pronounce of :

Μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆος
οὐλομένην, ἣ μυρί᾿ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε᾿ ἔθηκε,
πολλὰς δ᾿ ἰφθίμους ψυχὰς Ἄϊδι προΐαψεν
ἡρώων, αὐτοὺς δὲ ἑλώρια τεῦχε κύνεσσιν
οἰωνοῖσί τε πᾶσι· Διὸς δ᾿ ἐτελείετο βουλή,
ἐξ οὗ δὴ τὰ πρῶτα διαστήτην ἐρίσαντε
Ἀτρεΐδης τε ἄναξ ἀνδρῶν καὶ δῖος Ἀχιλλεύς.

« Last Edit: 28 Sep, 2010, 23:58:51 by billberg23 »


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We can only conjecture about how Homeric Greek would have sounded in the eighth century BCE.  Here you can listen to one scholar's version of Iliad 1-7, according to the generally accepted theory of pronunciation:

Here is a different scholar's version on an mp3 file that may be easier to listen to:
« Last Edit: 16 Jul, 2010, 19:02:00 by billberg23 »


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