View Full Version : The Illyad

27-10-2004, 22:18:21
I've just got hold of a copy (for a fiver no less) and I'm planning to read it while I give up schmunmfing, (ask simpleton). I'm just wondering if it will help me keep my mind off it and roughly how long it would take me to finish it.

Resource Consumer
27-10-2004, 22:22:24
are all the pages there, what language are you reading it in and have you ever been to public school?

Greg W
29-10-2004, 10:32:50
Is that book a parody of the Illiad? :p

29-10-2004, 14:18:35
It depends on how fast you read.

Homer tends to be all over in his writing (well, his oration, since he couldn't read), back, forth, jumps from here to there for no apparent reason.

29-10-2004, 15:22:14
there's a very long passage about what ships and from where and how many from each place went to troy. most editions cut this out because it's long and just full of names. but it is nice to read it at least if you're from greece

29-10-2004, 17:52:56
They say that's the only acurate part of the story.

01-11-2004, 14:59:35
Tis the English translation by Robert Fagles, (the same bloke who translated the other one, which I stole from the local library by the way). Sorry about the spelling but I couldn't be arsed to look at the thing.
Is it any good or will I sit there comparing it to Troy?

01-11-2004, 17:17:10
I didn't see the movie, but I do know they removed the gods from that.

The book is filled with the gods, they are the driving force in the story. Athena and Hera want Troy whiped out, and they don't care who gets killed doing it.