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Translation Assistance => Other language pairs => Ancient Greek->English translation forum => Topic started by: banchinimarco on 16 Jul, 2010, 15:16:26

Title: Pronouncing Iliad 1.1-7
Post by: banchinimarco on 16 Jul, 2010, 15:16:26
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.

Thanks
Title: Re: Pronouncing Iliad 1-7
Post by: billberg23 on 16 Jul, 2010, 18:45:42
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:  http://www.rhapsodes.fll.vt.edu/Iliad/iliad.htm

Here is a different scholar's version on an mp3 file that may be easier to listen to:  http://wiredforbooks.org/iliad/
Title: Re: Pronouncing Iliad 1-7
Post by: banchinimarco on 21 Jul, 2010, 10:21:04
thank you
Billberg23