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antigonick · 2 days ago
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PATROCLUS  (Catching his breath.) Don’t be mad at me—but your anger is making you blind! Can’t you see that Hector is destroying us? Is your heart made of iron? If you won’t fight, drive the Trojans back, then let me. Give me your armor—they might think I’m you. I’ll take that chance—but you are wrong, you will be remembered as a fool, if you won’t fight this day. ACHILLES But I swore. I won’t fight for Agamemnon, I won’t fight even if the Trojans sweep into my own tent. It’s not even my anger now, it’s the thought of breaking my word. I can’t do it. But you—that’s a good idea. You fight in my place.The whole city of Troy comes trampling down on us, daring, wild—why? They cannot see the brow of my helmet flash before their eyes— If you put on my armor … (Smiling now.) they’ll think I’m back… just the thought I’m back in the battle will send them running in terror. Here, take it, my breastplate, my greaves, my helmet—but promise me this—you must only fight until you drive the Trojans back from our ramparts. And no further. Do not push close to the Trojan walls—not without me. PATROCLUS I promise.
Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare, An Iliad, incorporating excerpts from Robert Fagles’ translation of The Iliad
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t4keabreak · 2 days ago
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teacher: achilles’ best friend, patroclus-
*starts twitching*
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geekysteven · 4 months ago
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dreamed I went to see a movie based on the Iliad and when the ocean appeared in the first shot, the audience went absolutely wild shouting THE WINE DARK SEA! THE WINE DARK SEA!
Source (it is very nice and good to retweet the original posting!)
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hoomitystan309 · 2 months ago
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Classic literature but there's an authors note in every chapter.
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dantelourensz · a month ago
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homer by frank ocean, 2021
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andmaybegayer · 7 months ago
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The Illiad is pretty cool and fun to read and interesting but also my boy homer just spent nine pages describing each platoon of Agamemnon's army so the tastes of the people have changed a little over 3000 years.
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ugo-lino · 26 days ago
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Millennial men whose understanding of the Trojan War comes exclusively from Troy (2004) and teenage girls whose understanding of the Trojan War comes exclusively from The Song of Achilles: fight
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leonardscohen · a year ago
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dude tag your iliad spoilers my bard got laryngitis and his replacement was struck down after insane acts of hubris
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dionysian-mystery · 2 months ago
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Everything is more beautiful because we're doomed. You will never be lovelier than you are now. We will never be here again.
— The Iliad by Homer
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godzilla-reads · 9 months ago
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Circe Invidiosa by John William Waterhouse // Circe by Beatrice Offor // Circe Offering the Cup to Odysseus by John William Waterhouse // Circe and the Companions of Ulysses by Briton Riviere // Circe by Jean Jules // The Circe by Katia Varvaki // Circe by Wright Barker
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lovedthestars-toofondly · 3 months ago
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thinking about her (the wine-dark sea)
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wintercorrybriea · a month ago
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Homer luxury items by Frank Ocean.
photography by Jessie Gouveia, Tyrone Lebon and Frank Ocean
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mikeybooch · 3 months ago
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“Dawn appeared, her fingers bright with flowers.” 
I’ve been listening to Dr. Emily Wilson’s translation of The Odyssey and was especially captivated by her description of Eos, goddess of the dawn. Though often described as “rosy-fingered” I wanted to include flowers that bloomed at first light. 
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onebadnoodle · a month ago
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that one specific american cartoon family
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liridi · 10 months ago
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thinking about that hector/andromache statue again 🥺 [insp/ref]
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essayisms · 7 months ago
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Part of my morning routine is now this: almost as soon as I wake up I pull on layers of warm clothes, and go for a walk first thing in the morning. I make sure to walk around for at least half an hour. During that time, every morning I’ve been listening to my audiobook version of ‘The Odyssey’. And yep, that’s my genius visual representation of an audiobook.
ig: rhiharper
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