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The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
The Iliad: A New Translation by Caroline Alexander | Homer
Composed around 730 b.c., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages.
Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander’s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source—a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.
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kgriffith
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I don‘t get as many pictures with Iliena because she‘s more my brother‘s cat than mine these days, but he and I watched an episode of Instinct together this afternoon so she‘s out here on the couch 😊 Also, it‘s scarf weather 😭 but at least I have some lovely options including this Iliad infinity scarf from @brandybear22 🥰

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ImperfectCJ
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #covercrush

A favorite cover each day for seven days, no explanation.

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Jazinator
The Iliad | Homer
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Mehso-so

Book #25: The Iliad is the first of the two classical epic poems by the ancient Greek poet, Homer. The word "Iliad" is in reference to the ancient name for the city of Troy, which was "Ilium". This poem describes part of the ending of the Trojan War. Although, often thought to be the defining story of the Trojan War, it is actually missing most of the...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2004/02/the-306-greatest-books-25-iliad.html

#100greatestbooks

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AllieLovesBooks
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Anyone else accidentally dress matching their current read? ....Oh that‘s just me.... #litsyfashion #matchingmybook #booknerd

readordierachel Wow, love that edition 😍 5mo
AllieLovesBooks @readordierachel Thank you! The publisher is The University of Chicago Press. 💛❤️ (edited) 5mo
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EmilieGR
The Illiad | Homer
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A classic

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KimHM
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So I‘ve been objecting—as did Daniel Mendelsohn‘s dad—at the seeming lack of free will exhibited by Achilles, Odysseus, Helen, etc. Fortunately, Bernard Knox offers an explanation I can live with:

“. . . divine intervention and independent human action . . . seem to be the same thing viewed from different angles” (39).

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KimHM
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My summer reading is set ❤️📚💚📚💙 😍😍😍

Theaelizabet Outstanding! 5mo
saresmoore This‘ll be the bulk of my summer reading, too! 5mo
KimHM Cool, @saresmoore! We can compare notes. 5mo
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KimHM I did not entirely realize the complexities of translation when I began this project, @Theaelizabet. I keep wishing I could ask Daniel Mendelssohn questions. (edited) 5mo
KimHM @saresmoore Have you read Mendelssohn‘s memoir about his dad and The Odyssey? 5mo
saresmoore I haven‘t! I‘ve been seeing your posts about it, though. The memoir genre tends to put me off, so I‘ve been on the fence. 5mo
KimHM But, it‘s a memoir about reading! @saresmoore 😄 5mo
saresmoore Okay, fine, you convinced me. 😁 5mo
KimHM @saresmoore 😂📚😂📚😂 5mo
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KimHM
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The rage of Achilles . . .

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KimHM
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The reason I chose Mitchell even tho I have Fagles on the shelf 😬

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KimHM
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Daniel Mendelsohn has me so stirred up, I‘m not only reading his essays, I‘m diving into this this morning. After which, another go at the Odyssey. (DM does not, as far as I can tell, seem to have made his own translations.) ❤️📚💚📚💙📚

Theaelizabet I loved DM‘s book about the Odyssey and his Dad. I haven‘t read Mitchell‘s translation of the Iliad, but I‘ll bet it‘s good. 5mo
KimHM @Theaelizabet That‘s the DM book I just finished. I loved it soooo much! 5mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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LAST CHAPTER! 🥰 @brandybear22

brandybear22 We did it! 6mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 You really did all the work, I just perfected my adoring gaze 😉🥰 6mo
saresmoore YOU GUYS. 😍😍😍 6mo
kgriffith @saresmoore we‘re a little gross, aren‘t we? 😋😉💜 6mo
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GatheringBooks
The Iliad | Homer
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#QuotsyApr19 Day 1: I did not realize that #Ruin is the name of Zeus‘ eldest daughter. Reminds me Gaiman‘s The Sandman‘s Death, Delirium, Destruction, Destiny. I have got to read the original versions of The Odyssey and The Iliad for me to have a deeper appreciation of the Madeline Miller retellings.

gradcat I didn‘t know that either...another factoid for me! 7mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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Penultimate book!!!

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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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Nearly finished!

brandybear22 2 more chapters. Poor hector... 7mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 Poor Hector‘s wife... 7mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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Returning to Troy, in our jammies. 🥰

saresmoore So fun! 😍 7mo
brandybear22 Only 3 chapters left! 7mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 I knooowwwww!!! 😁 And we already know what‘s next ☺️ 7mo
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brandybear22 @kgriffith what! You know what‘s next? Don‘t tell me, I wanna be surprised 7mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 you‘re silly 😘 You‘re the one who decides these things, not me! I just thought we had two front-runners 😉 7mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith planning to read tomorrow noght 7mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 okay 🥰 7mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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Tried to be sneaky. 😝 We haven‘t read any since before @brandybear22 went to Belize last month! After tonight, only four more chapters. 🤓

MrBook 😆🙌🏻 7mo
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arlenefinnigan
The Iliad | Homer
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#PsychoKiller #MarchIntoThe70s
Achilles' behaviour goes beyond that of a warrior when his lover, Patroclus, is killed.
@Cinfhen @Lizpixie

Cinfhen Nice choice 7mo
Severnmeadows He feels it especially strongly as essentially it‘s his own fault. That‘s a very well-read copy! 7mo
Lizpixie Yes. I‘ve just read Song Of Achilles and rage doesn‘t cover it🤭 7mo
writerlibrarian Well chosen 7mo
arlenefinnigan @Lizpixie ooh I really want to read that. Think I'm gonna read it for the 'book of mythology' Read Harder challenge. 7mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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Hanging with my baby seester before our aunt‘s wedding. Wearing the scarf @brandybear22 gifted me before her Belize trip, noting that by the time we finish the last 5 chapters/books, it‘ll be past optimal scarf season so she ought to give it to me now. 😏🥰🤓

LauraBeth Great picture! Also - it‘s ALWAYS scarf season! 🧣I wear them year-round 😀 8mo
kgriffith @LauraBeth Thank you! 😍 Also, in her defense, we‘ve not known one another for a full year yet, so she doesn‘t know all of my seasons of accessorizing 😉 And to be honest, I‘ve never been much of a scarf person, primarily because I haven‘t felt like I could justify more than the one I owned that served its function as a winter warming device — this has been the year of discovering scarf joy akin to my love of cardigans! 🤓 8mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Beautiful ❤️❤️❤️ 8mo
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Crazeedi Beautiful sisters ! Enjoy each other's company! 8mo
saresmoore Gorgeous! 8mo
brandybear22 You two fabulous ladies! I hope you got some good bonding in. 8mo
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Lcsmcat
The Illiad | Homer
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1. True North , The Color Purple, and Songs of Innocence Songs of Experience
2. Why To Kill a Mockingbird Matters
3. The Iliad, because I can‘t put a date or author to Gilgamesh.
#weekendreads @rachelsbrittain

LibrarianJen Gilgamesh was I think sometime between 2700-2100 BCE and Iliad is closer to 800 BCE. I‘m rusty on my history but I know Gilgamesh is the first written book we‘ve found and it was written on clay. 8mo
Lcsmcat I knew Gilgamesh was way older, I just didn‘t have a date. And I‘m not sure I‘ve read the whole thing. I may have only read excerpts. 8mo
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brandybear22
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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While it isn‘t something we do every time we get together, I am enjoying as we work our way through the Iliad, I think I‘ll miss it when we‘re done. And as much as I hate to stop mid chapter, I wasn‘t bothered yesterday, as we spent some time being goober-y together, completely sidetracked and worth it. @kgriffith

kgriffith Agreed, it was worth it. Let‘s be sure to finish the chapter at least before you leave? 🥰 8mo
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SamAnne
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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A re-read but a new translation!

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tokyoseg
The Iliad | Homer
Pickpick

The thought I'm reading a story written about 3000 years ago is mind-blowing!
Fagles' translation is fairly easy to understand (English is not my first language so I was worried about that) and it uses the Greek names and not the Roman!
I was completely invested in the story. I know the mythology background, but I was surprised it felt like a fantasy story based on the mythology.
I really did not expect to love it as much as I have!
Patroclus 😢

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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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These meta photos of @brandybear22 preparing her Litsy posts make me giggle. We‘re enjoying The Iliad and fresh guac for #24in48 😊 #readathon #classics #readaloud

Chelsea.Poole Fresh guac 🥑😋 9mo
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brandybear22
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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Settling in to read for a bit, homemade guacamole and Trojan battlecry, with @kgriffith

AlaMich The guava looks awesome! My wife makes the best guacamole. She gets a lot of requests for it. 🥑 9mo
brandybear22 @AlaMich what‘s her secret? 9mo
AlaMich @brandybear22 she keeps it super simple. I hate cilantro so she doesn‘t use that, so it‘s avocado, tomato, onion, a little lime or lemon juice and salt. And keeps it a bit chunky... (edited) 9mo
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kgriffith @AlaMich I‘m not one of the people with a serious cilantro hatred but I‘m not a big fan, so never have it around. I did basically what you listed, plus penzeys pepper and some minced garlic (I would usually use penzeys roasted garlic powder but I‘m out 😳) 9mo
AlaMich @kgriffith I love Penzey‘s! 9mo
kgriffith @AlaMich me too! I have a bit of a collection 👩🏻‍🍳 🤓 9mo
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JPeterson
The Iliad | Homer
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Monday‘s off mean an almond croissant and The Iliad.

diovival Sounds like a fabulous Monday. 9mo
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Victoria_reads
The Iliad | Homer
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Pickpick

Book 5: not a book but an audiobook. Uni work completely took over last week but this kept me sane on my dog walks.

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Pedrocamacho
The Iliad | Homer
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Pickpick

I really enjoyed rereading “The Iliad”. I had forgotten many of the details. I‘m excited to follow it up with “The Song of Achilles”. (FYI, this wasn‘t my favorite translation. There were a number of translation idiosyncrasies)

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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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I was feeling a bit down about not seeing @brandybear22 this weekend so earlier today I decided to make tiramisu, a favorite of hers that I‘ve never made but had had the ingredients for a while so I could try to make it for her sometime. (Some people eat their feelings. I cook mine) THEN, she asked if I wanted company for a bit before my evening dinner plans with a friend. She read to me while I tidied the kitchen table and then we had dessert. 😊

monalyisha Tiramisu is my absolute favorite! 🤤 9mo
kgriffith @monalyisha saaaaame 😻 I was not disappointed in the results, and don‘t know what I would do differently besides remember to put the coffee on the first layer of lady fingers before plopping the custard mixture on top of them 😋 9mo
brandybear22 Very lovely, thank you @kgriffith, yum, just had a bit before bed😉 @monalyisha, my favorite too, since forever! 9mo
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Crazeedi Yummy! I've never made it, but I love it! 9mo
kgriffith @Crazeedi I followed the recipe on the box and, with my KitchenAid, I found it to be so much easier than I expected! It wasn‘t the most perfect in appearance and I‘ll likely futz with the coffee next time, but if you use pre-made lady fingers rather than baking them it‘s really attainable. 9mo
Crazeedi @kgriffith I'm going to try it! Thank you! 9mo
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writerlibrarian
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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I'm a little behind in starting on the read along but tonight is the night. Hockey and Greek lit. Sometimes hockey is like a greek tragedy so it kinda fits. Leafs at home battle the Canucks who are short on very very good Swede player.
#raedingandwatchinghockey

HotMessJess My husband is heading to the sharks game today! I‘m too pregnant to get off the couch 😴😂 9mo
writerlibrarian @HotMessJess well, I hope he gets a good game. ⚡️ are kinda the best team around right now. 9mo
HotMessJess I know 😭 I hope the Sharks show up! 9mo
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writerlibrarian Leafs are on the board 1-0 . Fourth line pushes the leafs ahead. 2-0. Matthews gets back on the score sheet. 3-0 🍁 Matthews' line scores again 4-0, and one more 5-0 (edited) 9mo
HotMessJess @writerlibrarian the sharks decided to show up last night!!!!! 9mo
writerlibrarian @HotMessJess Erik is slowly adapting to the sun. 😉 9mo
HotMessJess And GROWING! My husband is IN LOVE with him! He‘s is very loved in SJ! 9mo
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writerlibrarian
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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A classic lit club is staring on January 1st with The Iliad. The new translation by Caroline Alexander, ebook, is on sale today on Amazon both US and Canada. I don't really do book club but this one is kinda in my comfort zone.
https://classiclitclub.dreamwidth.org

rabbitprincess A new translation sounds great! I still want to read Emily Wilson's new translation of The Odyssey 😊 10mo
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Lucas.Rencher
The Illiad | Homer
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Pickpick

The Illiad is by far the oldest piece of literature I have read and I loved it. The Illiad is told by Homer as if he was there first hand at the battle of Troy. It felt like I was sitting around a fire being told about the gods interfering with humans as well as the mighty Achilles. I highly recommend it to anybody interested in mythology and history.

Rachel.Rencher I couldn't get through that one 😅 10mo
Lucas.Rencher It's not for everyone but I enjoyed it 😅 10mo
Emilymdxn It‘s amazing when ancient literature can grab you just like the modern day!! I love reading very old stories and feeling like storytelling hasn‘t changed all that much in thousands of years, it‘s an amazing feeling 10mo
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Lucas.Rencher @Emilymdxn I agree story's as a whole haven't changed that much. Do you have any recommendations for other old stories? 10mo
Tamra Have you tried 10mo
Emilymdxn I just read the epic of Gilgamesh and found it really compelling for something so old! I also love Beowulf 10mo
Lucas.Rencher @Tamra The Odyssey is in my tbr so I hope to read it soon. 😀 10mo
Lucas.Rencher @Emilymdxn I read Gilgamesh and Beowulf a long time ago for school and loved them. They would definitely be worth rereading. 😀 10mo
RedSox1983 @Lucas.Rencher The Odyssey is a great book. However, the first time that I tried reading it was when I was in my teens. That was not a good idea lol. Definitely a book for us "adults". 10mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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Just came across the link to this interview with Emily Wilson that @batsy posted on the first Litsy post about this translation of The Iliad, and the woman is IN MY HEAD. Even more interested to read her translation of The Odyssey knowing more about her.
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/magazine/the-first-woman-to-translate-the-ody...

JLaurenceCohen I just got Wilson's new Odyssey translation in paperback. 10mo
kgriffith @JLaurenceCohen I‘ve heard nothing but rave reviews. I got it during last year‘s NYE kindle sale iirc and haven‘t gotten to it yet. Probably worked out okay, as now I‘ll get to it in order :) 10mo
batsy Oh, nice! It's such a fantastic interview and I liked her immediately :) Although this reminds me that I've read neither Alexander's Iliad or Wilson's Odyssey this year 🙈 #BookNerdHallOfShame 10mo
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LauraJ Someone host a #buddyread! I need to read her translation too. 10mo
kgriffith @LauraJ someone else is going to have to volunteer, I am not allowed to volunteer my time to anything until I complete my undergrad 😂 10mo
saresmoore @batsy I didn‘t get around to them, either. Suppose I have a week left to at least start The Odyssey... The beginning with all the dudes in council is just sooo boring. 🙄😆 10mo
batsy @saresmoore That's OK, we shouldn't feel bad. There's always next year, or the following year... 😂 10mo
LauraJ @kgriffith My undergrad minor was Greek & Roman culture, but it‘s been 30 years since I‘ve read the classics. 10mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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The cutest Santa read on today, finishing our interrupted chapter plus one more. I could get used to this as a post-book-club activity. 😊 @brandybear22

LauraBeth Emily Wilson is working on a new translation 🙌 10mo
kgriffith @LauraBeth nice! I have her Odyssey, but I‘ve been informed that we‘re not reading that one next 😉 10mo
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brandybear22
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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We‘ve gone through the ships and the geography, and while lineage is important, I‘ve been joking that it‘s like I‘m reading the ‘begats,‘ though I haven‘t really. If you‘ve a religious background, you‘ll appreciate that. And then today, past the halfway mark, in comes ‘begat!‘

kgriffith We have begats! ACTUAL begats! 10mo
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Lucas.Rencher
The Illiad | Homer
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So excited to start The Illiad! 📚🤓

Rachel.Rencher I bet you'll love it 😁 10mo
JazzFeathers Read it years ago and loved it 😊 10mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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I could have shared a photo I took of @brandybear22 while she was reading, but I suppose it‘s only right that I use the one we took FOR Litsy, prior to last night‘s Iliad session. An excellent way to wind down after a lovely FriendsGayving celebration.

saresmoore Love the photo 😍 and love FriendsGayving! Needs to be a hashtag. 10mo
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brandybear22
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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We made it to the halfway point! Unfortunately my voice gave out after a chapter and a half, so we‘re currently locked in battle between Zeus and Poseidon, a bit of a cliffhanger... with @kgriffith I couldn‘t possibly have a better audience

kgriffith Awww shucks 😍😻 Xander and I sure do love when you read to us. 10mo
saresmoore Oh, the kitty snuggles! And read-alouds! 🥰 10mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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“And at once he addressed his companion Patroclus,
calling from the ship; and the other hearing from within the shelter came out, like to the war god; and this was for him the beginning of evil.”
Things that are adorable: @brandybear22 sneaking looks at me out of the corner of her eye when she knows a familiar scene is coming, as she chose to read me The Iliad because of my love for The Song of Achilles. We‘re just under halfway through. 🥰🤓

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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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No photo evidence of the impromptu chapter of The Iliad that @brandybear22 and I squeezed in last night, but I hit kind of a fun Litfluence today? After being shocked and stabbed at the neurologist this morning, anything makes this very Mondayish Monday better.

TrishB Cool 👍🏻 11mo
GypsyKat Nice! 11mo
LauraBeth 🙌🙌 11mo
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AmyG Yay🎉 11mo
Dragon 👍😀🎉 11mo
tournevis 🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃🕺💃 11mo
JoScho 🎉💖🎉💖🎉💖🎉 11mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
The Iliad | Homer
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This is why I love my Facebook friendship circle: one of my friends who works on the philosophy of the ancients is translating the Iliad for fun and posting the latest bits for us. 😍😍😍

I hope #shewill get to translate the whole epic. (Bit of a cheat for #nofemmeber !)

@Cinfhen @billypar

JazzFeathers That is simply awesome! 11mo
Billypar This is great- maybe I would be on Facebook more if my feed had stuff like this 😃 11mo
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zsuzsanna_reads
Dn Iliad | Robert Fagles
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The mother of all books about #jealousy.

With gratuitous baby picture in the background.

#nofemmeber #jealousguy

batsy Clever choice 👍🏽 11mo
Alwaysbeenaloverofbooks Awwww ❤️❤️❤️ 11mo
saresmoore Yay, gratuitous baby cuteness—my favorite! Also, good pick! 11mo
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Smrloomis So sweet! 🧡 11mo
Billypar Nice pick- I wish I was more familiar with classical texts like The Illiad, so I'm a little jealous 😋 11mo
Cinfhen Another solid choice xx 11mo
zsuzsanna_reads @cinfhen @batsy I find the Iliad always a good choice in general. @billypar if you find the right translation / version for you Homer is surprisingly entertaining - it hasn't been around for millennia for nothing! 11mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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While I haven‘t had much #readathon time, we did get in two more books of The Iliad after dinner, green tomato pie-making, a failed fire, and games, the second of which happened after midnight so I‘m making the executive decision to count it. 😏 #DeweysReadathon #24hourReadathon @DeweysReadathon @brandybear22

brandybear22 (Tomato pie! Damn you AutoCorrect! They were green tomatoes, baked, not fried). 12mo
kgriffith @brandybear22 😂 Thanks for the catch 😘 12mo
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ladybrightscales
The Iliad | Homer
Pickpick

Somehow I liked this one more?

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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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“Oh, we‘ve got begats!” — @brandybear22, reading Book V to me last night. (I think she must like me or something...) 😉 #LaterLitsy

mrsmarch I love begats! 12mo
kgriffith @mrsmarch She was such a trooper reading Book... 2? With the accounting of the armies... I was glad for her sake that this bit was less intense 😉 12mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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I knew I was gonna miss it! Ah well, here‘s to a milestone either way. Tagged book is a shared read with @brandybear22 whose Herculean effort in pronouncing all 72,943 Greek names of people and places in book II earned a whole lot of wooing points.

brandybear22 Waiting on my Homeric epithet. Just saying. Let me know when I've achieved such. 13mo
Verity Congratulations! 13mo
Liatrek Congrats 🎉🎉🎉🎉 13mo
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kgriffith @brandybear22 there is just so much potential here... 13mo
brandybear22 @kgriffith many characters and groups have more than one, of varying lengths, utilized according to the hexameter. So there you are. 13mo
StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego 🎈🎈🎈🎈🎈 13mo
JoScho 💖🎉💖🎉💖 13mo
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kgriffith
Iliad: A New Translation | Caroline Alexander
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And sometimes date night includes curling up with a beautiful boi and being read to, after having recommended The Song of Achilles and confessing to never having read the source material. You are a brave soul, @brandybear22, and I‘m not mad about how long this will take us to get through. 😘

LauraBeth This post is all kinds of sweet 💕 13mo
kgriffith @LauraBeth ☺️😍 13mo
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Sophoclessweetheart
The Iliad | Homer
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“αὐτίκα δʼ ἐξ ὀχέων σὺν τεύχεσιν ἆλτο χαμᾶζε.
τὸν δʼ ὡς οὖν ἐνόησεν Ἀλέξανδρος θεοειδὴς
ἐν προμάχοισι φανέντα, κατεπλήγη φίλον ἦτορ,
ἂψ δʼ ἑτάρων εἰς ἔθνος ἐχάζετο κῆρʼ ἀλεείνων.
ὡς δʼ ὅτε τίς τε δράκοντα ἰδὼν παλίνορσος ἀπέστη
οὔρεος ἐν βήσσῃς, ὑπό τε τρόμος ἔλλαβε γυῖα,
ἂψ δʼ ἀνεχώρησεν, ὦχρός τέ μιν εἷλε παρειάς,
ὣς αὖτις καθʼ ὅμιλον ἔδυ Τρώων ἀγερώχων
δείσας Ἀτρέος υἱὸν Ἀλέξανδρος θεοειδής.” 🐞

#classics #classicist #bibliophile

DragonAuthors I'm afraid that's all Greek to me. 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart @DragonAuthors 😹😹😹🖤 13mo
RaimeyGallant @DragonAuthors lol, cheeky. 9mo
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Sophoclessweetheart
The Iliad | Homer
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So, my little one is out for the day with my sister and nephew so my afternoon is going to be all about getting through more of my Iliad reread and looking through my uni materials for this first block! It‘s getting closer and I cannot wait. 🐞

Can it be October yet? #a229 #exploringtheclassicalworld #greekliterature #ancientgreece #classics #classicist #classicsstudent #classicalstudies

Tamra I‘ve started a Humanities degree and looks like we might be reading similarly this fall! Gilgamesh, Bible, Ovid, Homer, Virgil, Aristotle, Plato. Though not required, I ordered some newer translations that I hope are accessible so I spend less time deciphering the language on the surface and more on the themes and concepts. I had a Poli Sci PHIL course that was awful in that respect. (edited) 13mo
Tamra I should say sounds like you have a plus in that you‘ve already covered some of the material! I‘m a little nervous because I got no classics ed as a music student undergrad and law school graduate student. (edited) 13mo
Sophoclessweetheart @Tamra Oh! How lovely! I hope you enjoy it! 😄🖤 This is my third year studying the Classics at an undergraduate level so by now it‘s not really new to me anymore. But, when I started my classics degree I had no prior official classical education as it isn‘t offered in schools here. It‘s not as scary as it seems, you pick it up quite quickly xx 13mo
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