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The War that Killed Achilles by Caroline Alexander

I have just finished the extraordinary book ‘The War that Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer’s Iliad and the Trojan War’ by Caroline Alexander. I have previously read the Iliad in various translations, especially the more recent on by … Continue reading

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The Ancient Greek Concept of Glory: The Iliad

I have heard that veterans’ groups and serving soldiers have seen Ancient Greek plays or read Homer’s Iliad or Odyssey and found echoes of their own situation. See the marvelous: ‘Soldier’s Heart: Reading Literature Through Peace and War at West … Continue reading

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