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'Iliad' (Homer)

I listened to the audiobook of ‘Iliad’ translated by Robert Fagles. It was a while ago back in college when I read Robert Fitzgerald’s translation. This time I wanted an audio version because I didn’t want to go through the agony of reading line by line, and instead to enjoy the epic poem in the way the Greeks might have done — in an oral form. 520 more words


Heroes, Isolation, and Madness

The notion of the depressive and insane artist (etc.) is an ancient one. In this passage it is also related to the stories of heroes. The different symptoms of madness Aristotle offers here are interesting. 788 more words


Homer: The Iliad... The Odyssey

Greek history has seen many men of learning create masterpiece’s, which are read by many to this day.  The poet Homer born between the 12th and 8th century BC, on the coast of Asia Minor, according to historical evidence. 809 more words



Once upon a time, not all that long ago, there was an eight-year-old girl in pigtails who was lucky enough to go to the sort of primary school where eight-year-old girls get to play the Goddess Athena in the school play, and poke the headmaster(playing Polyphemus) in the eye with a stick. 240 more words


How Emily Wilson Translated 'The Odyssey'

The Odyssey—the ancient Greek epic attributed to Homer—has been translated into English at least 60 times since the seventeenth century. But only one of those translations is by a woman. 2,125 more words



“Somewhere along the Ionian coast opposite Crete and the islands was a town of some sort, probably of the sort that we should call a village or hamlet with a wall. 140 more words