[Homer] õ Ιλιάς [vtol PDF] Ebook Epub Download Ú 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 a pretty girl who is the daughter of a priest of Apollo as war booty and refuse to have her ransomed, Apollo will rain plague on your troops And he won t be appeased until you return the girl and throw him a ginormous BBQ party involving hundreds of cattle at his temple.
4 If an arrow or a spear were thrown at you in battle, often than not, it would land on your nipple or thereabout Or alternatively, it would pierce your helmet and splatter your brain.
5 Paris is a proper guy s name, not just a name for capital cities or bratty heiresses.
6 B 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, Helen of Troy, Menelaus, Paris, Hector, Achilles, Agamemnon, Aeneas, Sarpedon, Priam, Cassandra, Patroclus, Diomedes, Ajax Oileus, Andromache, Briseis, Hecuba, Nestor, Akhilleus 1973 1334 720 08 1377 579 9643053865 1381 1385 1387 9789643053864 08
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 hidden for 16,000 years Inside, they found the walls covered in beautiful drawings of men and animals When the Lascaux caves were opened to the public, Pablo Picasso visited them, and as he stared at the prehistoric hunting scenes, was heard to remark in a despondent tone We have invented nothing.
The Iliad is equally as humbling to a writer, as complex, beautiful, and honest as any o 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 ofthe iliadback when i was in school and i just remember the text being very stiff and formal it did not hold my attention at all because i couldnt understand it but as i have come to love this story over the years through retellings and other media , i decided to give this another try after a lot of research, i chose this edition and translation, and i cannot stress enough how it has made all the difference the epic ofthe iliadhas its roots in oral storytelling and i am so impressed at how the flow of the language in this f 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 grand warm congratulations on a crisp early summer day He decided to inform us, however, that anyone who had not read The Iliad and The Odyssey should not be graduating from college I was one of those lucky lucky folks, like an illiterate kid graduating from high school I decided to rectify the situation as soon as possible, and I spent an indefinite number of hours in the next few, sunny weeks lay 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 avoided 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 Homer Heraclitus, the ancient pre Socratic philosopher.
Rei pasa everything changes Inevitably.
As Heraclitus explains elsewhere, You can t step into the same river twice EVERYTHING is in movement.
So it is with Homer In this epic, everything takes place In Medias Res right, smack dab in the middle of the chaos of everyday life.
That s where we all start in our OWN lives And finish.
And that s the ONLY place we ll ever find Peace.
Now, that seems odd, doesn t it And it seemed that way for me, too
Significantly however, this is not how the ancients understood it They understood war as the catastrophe that it is.
Strabo, the Roman geographer, talking about the Trojan wars, puts it thusFor it came about that, on account of the length of the campaign, the Greeks of that time, and the barbarians as well, lost both what they had at home and what they had acquired by the campaign and so, after the destruction of Troy, not only did the victors turn to piracy because of their poverty, the still the vanquished who surviv