Tag Archives: The Iliad

What Are Heroes For?

I remember the floodlights, high up, bathing everything in a harsh white light that hurt my eyes and I remember the sky behind them as black as moleskin. I remember the noise that made conversation difficult so I stood by … Continue reading

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Achilles in The Iliad

This is a second post on The Iliad by Homer, focusing on the central character, Achilles. In the world as it was described by Homer, Greek men took their position in society from the concepts of honour and shame. These … Continue reading

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The Iliad – Homer

I am reading the Penguin Classic edition translated by E.V. Rieu and revised by Peter Jones, first published in 2003. References in the style (n.nn) are to (book.page) number. The story of The Iliad is set in the tenth year … Continue reading

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Reading Perspective

Several years ago I had a conversation with a friend of mine about when a work of art exists. The example I used was a painting. Imagine that the artist is working on it one evening and stands back to … Continue reading

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