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Ἰλιάς The Iliad Is One Of The Two Great Epics Of Homer, And Is Typically Described As One Of The Greatest War Stories Of All Time, But To Say The Iliad Is A War Story Does Not Begin To Describe The Emotional Sweep Of Its Action And Characters Achilles, Helen, Hector, And Other Heroes Of Greek Myth And History In The Tenth And Final Year Of The Greek Siege Of Troy

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    3 starsTwo mysteries were solved by my finally finishing The Iliad 1 It is so obvious why these Ancient Greek stories have survived for so many years it s all gory violence and sex Homer tapped into these marketing tools early 2 I now understand why puritanical attitudes toward female sexuality developed Pretty m

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    What I learned from this book in no particular order 1 Victory or defeat in ancient Greek wars is primarily the result of marital spats and or petty sibling rivalry in Zeus and Hera s dysfunctional divine household.2 Zeus the father of gods and men is a henpecked husband who is also partial to domestic abuse.3 If you take

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    Pablo Picasso spent his entire life trying desperately to do something new, something unique He moved from style to style, mastering and then abandoning both modern and classical methods, even trying to teach his trained artist s hand to paint like a child.In 1940, four French teens and a dog stumbled upon a cave that had lain hidde

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    as a native english speaker, im not exposed to translated books very often so this reread is the first time where i have truly comprehended the significance of a translation and how it can either make or break a story i first read parts of the iliad back when i was in school and i just remember the text being very stiff and formal it did no

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    Iliad, Homer The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer Set during the Trojan War, the ten year siege of the city of Troy Ilium by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles.Characters Ajax, Odysseus,

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    At my college graduation, the speaker was a gruff professor He was one of those older men whom people somewhat patronizingly describe as a teddy bear to convey the idea that while he looks like Santa Claus, they wouldn t be surprised to see him arraigned on assault charges at the local courthouse I liked this professor in general, and his graduation speech was a

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    I m often kept up at night brooding on my troubles, wishing I could find some solace that would help me sleep But now I know that the best way to keep insomnia at bay is to get out of bed, hitch up my chariot, tie the corpse of my mortal enemy to the back, and drive around for a few hours, dragging him, until I cheer up and can go back to sleep The Iliad is unmatched, in

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    Everyone knows the Iliad And everyone talks about it But here, I only want to discuss one forgotten element of it An element ESSENTIAL to constructing a valid modern worldview for EACH of us.I always evaded applying this element to my daily life But I was wrong so wrong.Rei Pasa Those two words sum it all up.They were written by a Greek gentleman who was roughly the contemporary of

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    Did you really LIKE the Iliad, mum My son has just finished reading it, and his question is valid Do you really LIKE to read line after line of gory murder, repeated endlessly from song to song I evaded the question, speaking of fantastic opening lines, of classic art and immense influence on other authors And then I capitulated a little The Odyssey is much interesting as a story I said So

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    TROY VI THE INVENTION OF ACHILLES The Classics, it is the Classics William Blake is said to have exclaimed, with pointed reference to Homer, that Desolate Europe with Wars Blake s exclamation might not be as atrocious as it sounds at first There might be some truth to this, a universal truth.Significantly however, this is not how the ancients understood it They understood war as the catastrophe tha

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