In his article published in Rhetoric Review, scholar G. Mitchell Reyes discusses the variety of techniques used to persuade characters in Homer’s Iliad. Reyes, a doctoral candidate at Pennsylvania State University, claims that his essay will “ultimately assist contemporary rhetoricians in clarifying the qualities of persuasion…” (22-23). 1,194 more words
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On February 21st, at the Logan Center on U of C’s campus, Alice Oswald had a poetry reading for her version of Homer’s Iliad. My knowledge of the Iliad can be summed up in one hand: there is a man called Odysseus crossing a sea; bloodshed abounds; Troy is involved; the Iliad is followed by the Odyssey. 523 more words
In 2005, New York actor Denis O’Hare (probably best known for his role as King Russell Edgington on the hit HBO series True Blood) began an unlikely collaboration with fellow thespian Lisa Peterson who, up until that point, had been his director in a handful of successful, low key theatrical productions. 1,401 more words
“Everything is more beautiful
because we’re doomed.
You will never be lovelier than you are now.
We will never be here again.”
― Homer, The Iliad
Now the others sate them down and were stayed in their places, only there still kept chattering on Thersites of measureless speech, whose mind was full of great store of disorderly words, wherewith to utter revilings against the kings, idly, and in no orderly wise, but whatsoever he deemed would raise a laugh among the Argives. 754 more words