[Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW

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Ιλιάς Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB E It is set during the Trojan War specifically the ten year siege of the city of Troy by a coalition of Greek stat. Everyone knows the Iliad And everyone talks about it But here I only want to discuss one forgotten element of it An element ESSENTIAL to constructing a valid modern worldview for EACH of usI always avoided applying this element to my daily life But I was wrong so wrongRei Pasa Those two words sum it all upThey were written by a Greek gentleman who was roughly the contemporary of Homer Heraclitus the ancient pre Socratic philosopherRei pasa everything changes InevitablyAs Heraclitus explains elsewhere You can t step into the same river twice EVERYTHING is in movementSo it is with Homer In this epic everything takes place In Medias Res right smack dab in the middle of the chaos of everyday lifeThat s where we all start in our OWN lives And finishAnd that s the ONLY place we ll ever find PeaceNow that seems odd doesn t it And it seemed that way for me tooBack in 1985 I was harried to the Max by my new furiously high powered career I couldn t find any place of peace in my life That s the year I started to find solace in Eastern philosophy and New Age MusicHey with this stuff you could get blissed out in no time So I weakly thoughtBut then the frenetic pace of the workplace sped up And kept accelerating all the way to retirement I felt trappedBy 1999 I was burning out I was frazzled Fried But on an April day exactly twenty years ago I realized I had no choice but to let it all go and give it to GodTHAT was when I really knew what In Medias Res REALLY meant It s not OUR world It s His Let Him do what He wants for a change and sit back for the RIDE OF YOUR LIFEYou ll never experience the eternal mutability of life until you get to that point There s just NO WAY because otherwise YOU solid unchanging you are always center stageYou have to let it go and give it awayJust like Achilles loses it and becomes his FateAnd that s why Homer is so colossalThere s just no other way to peace At the Eye of the Storm

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Ιλιάς Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Es it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a uarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. I m often kept up at night brooding on my troubles wishing I could find some solace that would help me sleep But now I know that the best way to keep insomnia at bay is to get out of bed hitch up my chariot tie the corpse of my mortal enemy to the back and drive around for a few hours dragging him until I cheer up and can go back to sleep The Iliad is unmatched in my reading for works that describe the bloody ridiculous selfish lengths people will go in order to feel better The sticks and stones fly and gouge out eyes smash skulls slash livers and veins until the blood sprays this poem is definitely not for the sueamish but the real weapons of the Trojan War are name calling cheating at games and stealing your best buddy s girlfriend or mixing bowl or ox Most of the action occurs when somebody gets his feelings hurt the baddie won t apologize and the sensitive one throws a fit which can involve letting all of his friends die while he gets an olive oil massage or else razing a city raping the women and joyriding over other men s bones The Iliad suggests that even at its most glorious war can be advocated only by people with the emotional lives of spoiled four year oldsFor thoughts see my post

review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Homer

Ιλιάς Free read ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB This book is ancient Greek epic poem attributed to Homer and is among the oldest extant works of Western literatur. Pablo Picasso spent his entire life trying desperately to do something new something uniue He moved from style to style mastering and then abandoning both modern and classical methods even trying to teach his trained artist s hand to paint like a childIn 1940 four French teens and a dog stumbled upon a cave that had lain hidden for 16000 years Inside they found the walls covered in beautiful drawings of men and animals When the Lascaux caves were opened to the public Pablo Picasso visited them and as he stared at the prehistoric hunting scenes was heard to remark in a despondent tone We have invented nothingThe Iliad is eually as humbling to a writer as complex beautiful and honest as any other work The war scenes play out like a modern film gory and fast paced the ever present shock of death 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 Each death is has conseuence and as each man steps onto the stage to meet glory or death Homer gives us a moment to recognize him to see him amidst the whirling action and to witness the fate Zeus metesThe psychological complexity and humanism of this work often shocked me Homer s depiction of human beings as fundamentally flawed and unable to direct their own lives predicts existentialism The even hand he gives both the Trojans and the Argives places his work above the later moralizing allegories of Turold Tasso or even MiltonOf course Homer s is a different world than theirs one where the sword has not yet become a symbol for righteousness In Homer good men die unavenged and bad men make their way up in the world Noble empires fall to ravenous fire and the corpses of fresh limbed young men are desecratedFate does not favor the kind the weak the moral or even the strong Fate favors some men now others later and in the end none escapes the emptiness of death Though Homer paints some men as great as noble and kind and brave these men do not uphold these ideals for some promised paradise but simply because they are such menThere is something refreshing in the purity of the philosophy of living life for yourself and yet expecting no entitlement for your deeds A philosophy which accepts the uncontrollable winds of fate that when the dark mist comes across our eyes no man knows whence he goesLater traditions make other claims that the righteous will be rewarded that the lives of good men will be good and the bad will be punished In thousands of years of thinking of writing of acting have we gained nothing but comforting untenable ideals Then Picasso was wrong we have invented something but it is only a machine which perpetuates itself by peddling self satisfaction I read and enjoyed the Fagles translation which may not be the most faithful but strikes that oft discussed balance between joy of reading and fidelity He makes no attempt to translate the meter into English which is a blessing to us The English language does a few meters well and Homer s is not one of them The footnotes were competent and interesting though I could have stood a few of them perhaps I am in the minority I also thoroughly enjoyed Knox s introductory essay I would normally have had to research the scholarly history of the book myself and so Knox s catch me up was much appreciated


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    [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW 3½ starsTwo mysteries were solved by my finally finishing The Iliad 1 It is so obvious why these Ancient Greek stories have survived for so many years it's all gory violence and sex Homer tapped into these marketi

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    [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW Homer ☆ 6 Read review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Homer What I learned from this book in no particular order1 Victory or defeat in ancient Greek wars is primarily the result of marital spats andor petty sibling rivalry in Zeus and Hera’s dysfunctional divine household2 Zeus “the father

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    Summary Ιλιάς Homer ☆ 6 Read [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW Pablo Picasso spent his entire life trying desperately to do something new something uniue He moved from style to style mastering and

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    Summary Ιλιάς [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Homer Ἰλιάς The Iliad Homer The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter traditionally attributed to Homer

  5. says: [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Homer Homer ☆ 6 Read

    [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW Summary Ιλιάς as a native english speaker im not exposed to translated books very often; so this reread is the first time where i have truly comprehended the significance of a translation and how it can either make or break a story i first read parts of ‘the iliad’ back when i was in school and i just remember the text being very stiff and formal it did not hold my attention at all because i couldnt understand it but as i have come to lo

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    Summary Ιλιάς review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Homer Homer ☆ 6 Read Everyone knows the Iliad And everyone talks about it But here I only want to discuss one forgotten element of it An element ESSENTIAL to constructing a valid modern worldview for EACH of usI always avoided applyi

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    review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Homer [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW Homer ☆ 6 Read At my college graduation the speaker was a gruff professor He was one of those older men whom people somewhat patronizingly describe as a teddy bear to convey the idea that while he looks like Santa Claus they wouldn’t be surprised to see him arraigned on assault charges at the local courthouse I liked this professor in general and his g

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    Summary Ιλιάς [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW This is a must read for every italian boys and girls at school many years ago the ministry of education put it with Dante and Manzoni as a fixed programm to study for all the young italians; we begin to study Iliade from middle then up to High school and then at College if you choose humanistic studiesi will neve

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    [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW I’m often kept up at night brooding on my troubles wishing I could find some solace that would help me sleep B

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    [Ιλιάς] EBOOK NEW review ✓ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB ☆ Homer Summary Ιλιάς TROY VI THE INVENTION OF ACHILLES “The Classics it is the Classics” William Blake is said to have exclaimed with pointed reference to Homer “ that Desolate Europe with Wars”Blake's exclamation might not be as atrocious as it sounds at first There might be some truth to this a universal truthSignificantly

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  • Ιλιάς
  • Homer
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  • 09 January 2020
  • 9781511670081