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Let’s Get Textual: Chapter 4, Restraining Rage: Iliad
October 16, 2018 @ 8:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Welcome to Let’s Get TEXTUAL: a booktalk.
We are starting our autumn with a well known monument of the world literature. Homer’s ILIAD.
This epic is a work of fiction from about 3000 years ago covers the events of a couple of weeks in the tenth and final year of the Trojan War fought between Greeks and Trojans over Helen, “the most beautiful woman in the world” Greek queen who was deserted her husband to elope with a Trojan prince. Homer, the legendary author, describes warriors and their captives, battles and life in the besieged city and surrounding camps and the immortal Olympian gods as well, who perform many supernatural acts in the course of their eager participation in the action around Troy.
The Iliad is a tale of war, bloodshed, rivalries, and intervention of the gods, but it is a tale of passion and consequences, duties and responsibilities, about morality, mortality and it introduced the language of rage, bravado, remorse and grief into world of Ancient Greeks and through them to the entire humanity.
Presented by: Ilya