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concept, html, graphics, captions, sound fx and mix, Flash, ShockWave, animation, concept, voice, music bk. 21 - 23, poetry and song book 23, tranlation Flash to MP4

Smylie

graphics, concept bk. 1 - 9 cover pg. bk. 16, 17 Wietor
story interpretation, voice, & poetry bk. 10 - 22 Katz
musical overtures and sound mixing bk. 14 - 20 Douglas
photography bk. 6, p. 9 Palomo
character and scene design, bk. 21 Frega
f.t.p. maintenance, data communications Hoffner
mac beta & logistical advice Ross
audio technology DoReMedia

 

The Trojan War took place sometime between 1300 and 1200 BCE.  About 800 BCE, Homer translated the cycle of songs, which existed in native oral narrative and tradition, to an epic composition called, The Iliad. Although it covers only a few days in the history of that war, all the elements are woven together in a complex story of the life and the ethos of an Heroic Age.


Our goal now is to translate this epic from text onto a computer screen, using multimedia format.  Homer's The Iliad Translated by Robert Fitzgerald and The Iliad, The Story of AchillÍs, Translated by W.H.D. Rouse have been used as guides.


Please note, each book and page of this multimedia work is equipped with links to Homer's The Iliad, as Translated by Samuel Butler.  The Butler version is an old translation which is in the public domain.  Butler's edition uses Latin names.

 

In 2019 browser manufacturers banned Flash content!

 

Dates of completion

Book 1 1999
Books 2 - 6 2000
Books 7 - 15 2001
Books 16 & 17 2002
Books 18 & 19 2003
Book 20 2004
Book 21 2005
Book 22 & 23 2007
Books 9 - 23 Flash to MP4 2021

 

Iliad represents an evolution of internet media. As new programs and techniques were made available they were applied to the project.

Interactive full duplex Flash was made obsolete in 2019 and was, in this recording d-evolved to one way, single duplex MP4 video in 2021.

Browser specific JAVA applets which where also no longer supported were deleted and transformed to basic HTML also in 2021.

Book 24 was withheld in 2007 awaiting new media evolution. It remains in limbo.