Rated 4 out of 5 by Karl Weaver from A Scholarly Look at the Iliad One can approach a course on the Iliad in various ways: as a professor of literature would critique a work of fiction; as an historian might analyze what one might glean about actual history; as a study in ancient Greek culture, etc. It was a good choice. I have read the book, but it has been a while. The elder captain Nestor tries to mediate the dispute, asking Agamemnon and Achilles to back down, but neither listens to him. وقتی انسان های فانی به فکر مقابله با اراده زئوس می افتند، نتایج حتی از این هم غم انگیزتر می شود.
If I lived then would I have been a Greek or a Trojan? The poem is very coherent, its language is Ionian, aeolian too, a rather archaic language that is the reflection of dialects among those of the oldest Greek inhabitants of the country. Those who had dreamed that force, thanks to progress, now belonged to the past, have seen the poem as a historic document; those who can see that force, today as in the past, is at the center of all human history, find in the Iliad its most beautiful, its purest mirror. I can see both sides: obviously Helen was abducted, but Menalaeus saw her as a prize, not as a wife, and, therefore, was probably not his only one. Also I did like a lot of the characters - Andromache, Achilles, Hector, Patrok Finished! You will read this book and wonder at how something from another time, translated from it's original tongue, can so totally enthrall a modern reader. The Odyssey is not quite a continuation of the Iliad, but takes place 10 years after the end of the Trojan war from which the great warrior Odysseus never returned.
Sometimes you have to wonder what was going through the heads of Ancient Greeks when this is how they imagined their gods. تا اینکه پاتروکل پسرعموی آشیل، با لباس و جنگ ابزار آسمانی آشیل، به نبرد رفت. Hera is silenced by his fierce words. So, in the midst of the chopping of limbs, the shatteringly beautiful similes, death after death, and the machinations of the dysfunctional immortal family, this story is about the betrayal of Menelaus and the death of Achilles. This is very poetic and poignant, but it is time for more questions: Again, why start and end on the eve of battle? It tells part of the saga of the city of Troy and the war that took place there.
Hector, instead of just defending his city, surges forth and decides to burn the Achaean ships. And, when it comes down to it, I can only enjoy so many war scenes. No hay una evolución paulatina de ellos, sino que actúan de forma radical. Achilles dragging the body of Hector behind his chariot. The problem was that I knew exactly what this one was about. I'll be honest, I wasn't overly impressed with the Iliad in its raw form.
Greece was known to invade and vanquish territories surrounding them. Son muchas las muertes que desencadena esta cólera. Thus the Rage was unleashed by two men who tried to do more than defend themselves - they tried to win eternal honor or kleos - the result is the unleashing of the fire called Achilles his rage which burns itself and everything around it to the ground. The rest of the Achaians burn their camps and sail off behind a nearby island. Their friendship seems to be, as is proven later, the only thing Achilles values above himself and his honour. But to get home safely, they had to have a human sacrifice. This I used to read it every year or two.
Though some have been annoyed at how each man is named or even given a past before his death, this gives weight to the action. Achilles killed him to revenge the death of his friend Patroclus, who Hector had killed and tried to quarter and feed to the dogs. Some of the fighting scenes got too gruesome for me. It is a story of love, hate, vengeance, fate, pettiness, grief and war, bloody and prolonged war - a microcosm of human life and the furies that drive us to excess. In thousands of years of thinking, of writing, of acting, have we gained nothing but comforting, untenable ideals? A horrid, spoilt child, who time after time refuses to try to reverse the massacre he created or even to help those going through it. Furious at this insult, Achilles returns to his tent in the army camp and refuses to fight in the war any longer.
Hektor's young son, Astyanax, is thrown from the walls of the city. I enjoyed Fagles' translation very much and found his descriptive writing often beautiful, his war and battle scenes brutally clear. How could i rate such a classic any less than 5 stars!? How will my friend or family member know they have a gift? Every time, it blows me away. When purchasing a gift for someone, why do I have to create an account? My biggest surprise was probably the way in which the heroes, all seemingly spawned by gods, are not all that unlike superheroes in a comic book: forces of raw destruction whose primary wish is for glory and the mad rush of violence and battle. After a few months, the Greek army gathers at Aulis in Euboea. در ایلیاد، مرگ و مبارزه آن چنان که باید غرورآفرین به تصویر کشیده نشده است.
I still found the story fascinating and enjoyed the read. Find the course you would like to eGift. How is their conflict crucial for the final resolution of The Iliad? Strife between various groups and individuals sharpens the action of the poem. It begs the question as to the value of a life; is living more important than honour, than loyalty. So I got a copy of that exact book, but this it not it.