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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:35 am    Post subject: The Iliad. Reply with quote

Turns out, it's pretty amazingly good. Especially the translation by this Fagles person.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:11 am    Post subject: Re: The Iliad. Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
Turns out, it's pretty amazingly good. Especially the translation by this Fagles person.


"Good" meaning entertaining, or "good" like meaningful?
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 9:07 am    Post subject: Re: The Iliad. Reply with quote

kallie wrote:
Turns out, it's pretty amazingly good.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's certainly a million times better than that Odyssey trash.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mchicken wrote:
It's certainly a million times better than that Odyssey trash.


I liked the Odyssey.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Did you read the Illiad? It's just way better.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

It really is just way better. I appreciate the Odyssey for what it is, but the Illiad is a much more captivating story. Perhaps my preference for stories on an epic scale is well known, but I'd rather read about a war than some guy's journey home.

...except for this guy:



...hoping each time that the next leap would be the leap home
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jaster wrote:


...except for this guy:



...hoping each time that the next leap would be the leap home


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