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Homer’s Iliad Retold
On Point, Monday, January 2, 2012 at 0am
Stephen Mitchell discusses The Iliad.

In the great tale of ancient Greece, young Paris swiped the beautiful Helen and took her off to Troy. And on came war and heroes. Gods and chariots. Achilles. Hector. Agamemnon. The Trojan horse. It’s an epic that goes to the essential nature of life – its beauty and its tragedy. The greatest teller of the heart of the tale is Homer in The Iliad. A new translation takes us back to the speed and clarity and grace of Homer’s telling, and makes it new. (Shortride)… (more)

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The ancient Greeks believed not only that one man named Homer composed the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey", but also ascribe a host of other works to him, including much of the epic cycle now lost to us. The consensus of most conventional scholarship suggests that if all or parts of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" were in fact the work of the same author, he probably composed them sometime around the 8th or 9th centuries BCE, and that they were transmitted by succeeded generations, first orally and then in written form. There are, however, many theories in Homeric scholarship, and few of the ideas can be conclusively proven or disproven with the evidence that has come down to us.
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