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The Iliad

Make the Machine Sing

Poetry Foundation | Posted 04.26.2016 | Books
Poetry Foundation

Christopher Logue's War Music: An Account of Homer's "Iliad" By Michael Robbins War Music: An Account of Homer's "Iliad," by Christopher Logue. Farra...

Homer Among Christian Greeks in the Middle Ages

Evaggelos Vallianatos | Posted 01.07.2016 | Books
Evaggelos Vallianatos

The Christianization of ancient Greece in the fourth century and after was not pretty or peaceful. It was the equivalent of centuries-lasting explosio...

J.Lo's Latest Movie Got Something Hilariously Wrong About 'The Iliad'

The Huffington Post | Andy McDonald | Posted 02.06.2015 | Comedy

UPDATE: We've received a few emails arguing that the movie's use of "first edition" is correct since the translations of "The Iliad" can also be firs...

The Odyssey: In My Own Words (Part 2)

Emma Tattenbaum-Fine | Posted 08.26.2014 | Books
Emma Tattenbaum-Fine

Circe: Sleep with me. I'm a witch-goddess. Odysseus: Yeah. I like your singing voice. Listen-- Circe: I knew it. Odysseus: I haven't said anythi...

Tortured Souls Tell Great Stories

Mark Rubinstein | Posted 05.04.2014 | Books
Mark Rubinstein

Worthy fiction draws us into a world where the characters are emotionally driven and tortured. Their mistakes and triumphs must resonate as real. Human nature doesn't change.

The Song of Achilles as Political Statement

Nina Sankovitch | Posted 01.06.2013 | Books
Nina Sankovitch

I loved The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller. But only today do I realize how much of a political statement it is. Gay marriage? Of course! Strong single parent families? Bring 'em on! Wars? Of course not!

Better Book Titles For Greek Classics: What 'The Odyssey' SHOULD Have Been Titled

Dan Wilbur | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Dan Wilbur

Whether you dabbled in Euripides during college, or spend hours each day reciting Homer in the original Greek, these new titles will trim the fat and reveal whole stories in a single image!

Karl Marlantes: My Top 10 War Stories

The Guardian | Karl Marlantes | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

"It seems to me that a great war book must speak the truth about war; that it is mostly tedious, numbing, confusing, occasionally thrilling, filled wi...