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Wrapping up Book One/Starting Book Six

Hi folks!  We’re going to watch two brief clips from the movie Troy which coincide with Book I.

For the remainder of class, you’re going to read… 47 more words


Book One Continued

Hi folks!  Today, we’re going to jump right in to reading Book One.

Book One – pgs. 335-344
The Quarrel of Achilleus and Agamemnon

After we read, we’ll watch a few movie clips.

Greek, Roman Worlds

Iliad and blockbusters

Some people make a distinction between high art and entertainment. The Iliad is high art, a literary masterpiece and one of the pinnacles of Western civilisation. 584 more words

Homer vs My Mum

In one respect, Homer is rather like my mum. He likes to wander off from the point, and give me information I don’t need, about characters I’ll never see, which doesn’t enhance my understanding of his story. 381 more words


Words Crush Wednesday - The Homeric Version

Yep, it’s Words Crush Wednesday, and we’re still in Book III of the Iliad, W.H.D. Rouse translation.  Last week, Hector had just finished chewing Paris out for turning tail and running at the first sight of Menelaos. 457 more words

Greek Mythology

Iliad: Book One

“People are like dirt. They can either nourish you and help you grow as a person or they can stunt your growth and make you wilt and die.”

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Αχιλλεύς εναντίον Εκτορα / Achilles Vs Hector

” . . . Είπεν αυτά κι έσυρ’ ευθύς ακονημένο ξίφος που στο μηρί του εκρέμουνταν και δυνατό και μέγα, μαζώχθη και ωσάν αετός εχύθ’ υψηλοπέτης  που στην πεδιάδα χύνεται μέσ’ από μαύρα νέφη  λαγόν ν’ αρπάξει άνανδρον ή τρυφεράν αρνάδα  τόσο και ο Έκτωρ όρμησε τινάζοντας το ξίφος .