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The Iliad and The Odyssey
The Iliad: Join Achilles at the Gates of Troy as he slays Hector to Avenge the death of Patroclus. Here is a story of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory. The recent major motion picture Helen of Troy staring Brad Pitt proves that this epic is as relevant today as it was twenty five hundred years ago when it was first written. So journey back to the Trojan...more
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Ulysses is my favorite Greek hero.Always was always will be. I read parts of some butchered version in high-school but this one seems to have satisfied my goddess needs.
I think we perhaps need some revitalization of the sentiments present in these books to save America from going down the cultural tubes. When the Odyssey is replaced with the "jersey Shore" cannot possi ...more
ينسخ عن النت والمنتديات وويكيبيديا بالحرف...
طبعا خلال 5 سنوات طبع في دار النصب العربي-القاهرة...وأعني ما يسمى دار الكتاب العربي ما يقارب الملئة كتاب...بحسبة بسيطة فإنه يؤلف كتاب كل 18 يوم و 6 ساعات....
طبعا هذا لا يعقل ولا يمر إلا على الأغبياء...
فهو وفريقه مجرد مرتزقة لا يقرأون حتى ما ينسخون من ويكيبيديا والمنتديات..فتجدها بنفس الأخطاء المطبعية....
في معرض الكتاب في الشارقة 2013 وجدت لهم قسم كبير...من الواضح أنهم يحسنون صنعا من ناحية البزنيس....وتعر ...more
آثار به جای مانده از هومر، دو گلچین شعر به نامهای ایلیاد و ادیسه است. همه ی آنچه که درباره تاریخ و افسانههای یونان باستان میدانیم از همین شعرها برگرفته شده؛ در ایلیاد، هومر داستان جنگ تروا را میسراید، و در ادیسه ده سال سفر ادیسئوس در بازگشت از جنگ تروا را
The Iliad Characters: Ajax, Odysseus, Helen of ...more
The Iliad was pretty painful to get through. I forced myself to finish and didn't even get a payoff in the end. What happened to T ...more
First the adventure is wild from the start. Fighting the Cyclopes and winning made me think that no matter what the size of the pers ...more
I enjoyed it so much that I believe I'll give it another read after so many years and an adequate review.
This translation uses plain English, with no hexameter of rhymes, which helped ...more
This book is not a chore like we have been led to believe. Trust me, I don't go out seeking ancient Greek poems. But this is great stuff and Fagles' translati ...more
πλάγχθη, ἐπεὶ Τροίης ἱερὸν πτολίεθρον ἔπερσεν·
πολλῶν δ ἀνθρώπων ἴδεν ἄστεα καὶ νόον ἔγνω,
πολλὰ δ ὅ γ ἐν πόντῳ πάθεν ἄλγεα ὃν κατὰ θυμόν,
ἀρνύμενος ἥν τε ψυχὴν καὶ νόστον ἑταίρων.
[Muse, tell me of a man: a man of much resource, who was made to wander far and long, after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy. Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking: many too the miseries at sea which he suffered in his heart, as he sough ...more
Ciertos li ...more
Throughout the journey, Odysseus' strength is greatly tested. He shows strength when he blinds the Cyclops. ...more
Its just not my thing. No offense Homer...I just ...more
This was one of my Dive Deep reads for our tri ...more
The Iliad was to the Hellenistic (Greek) peoples as the Bible is to Catholics. The epic undertones crossing the lives of Achilles, Phoenix, Menelaus, Agamemnon, Ajax and so, so many others are as a firework finale across an azure ...more
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When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, ...more
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murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,
hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls,
great fighters' souls, but made their bodies carrion,
feasts for the dogs and birds,
and the will of Zeus was moving toward its end.
Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed,
Agamemnon lord of men and brilliant Achilles.”