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The Odyssey/Iliad
« on: July 20, 2004, 01:27:42 pm »
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I am completley in love with these books.  They are so well written.  I am so into Greek Mythology and as soon as I read it I was hooked.  I know so much about the subject.
Who else likes them?
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2004, 03:53:24 am »
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I must confess I read only pieces taken from Iliad/Odyssey and not the whole poems. They're the basis of Western culture; so archetypal.
In Iliad I love the affair between Achilles and Briseis.
When I was a child my mom used to tell me stories from the Odyssey - I loved it.
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2004, 11:27:19 am »
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So much people find the stories boring.  But I disagree I find them SO exiting!
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« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2004, 10:11:23 am »
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I love them. I'm now halfway through the Odyssey, and it rocks.
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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2004, 11:57:09 am »
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Ooh, are you reading it throughout, Anna?
I have this strange thought that one day I'll read the Odyssey to my little baby in the cradle  I don't know why I have such idea.
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« Reply #5 on: August 01, 2004, 12:56:11 am »
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Quote from: I love lamp. on July 29, 2004, 10:11:23 am   

I love them. I'm now halfway through the Odyssey, and it rocks.
Oh, I know I read it last hyear and I really want them to make a book out of it. 
They onley made a movie out of the Iliad.  I don't know why they renamed it Troy though.
Did anyone else know that Troy was a remake?  I didn't 'till a few weeks or months ago.
Sorry I tend to lose track of time.
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« Reply #6 on: August 03, 2004, 07:13:38 am »
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I had to read the Odyssey last year...but to be honest, I could not force myself to read the whole thing I liked the beginning, and the first few chapters, and the ending...as for the rest i read sparknotes
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« Reply #7 on: August 03, 2004, 11:02:22 pm »
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I had to read the Odyssey last year...but to be honest, I could not force myself to read the whole thing I liked the beginning, and the first few chapters, and the ending...as for the rest i read sparknotes
Oh, that's fine many people are like that.
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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2004, 08:31:00 pm »
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I would really like to read both, but I havent had the chance yet!  I love Greek mythology and history...I loved to study it in school.  There, I read parts of the Iliad.  I just need to get off my lazy bum and read the rest of it!  I feel like it challenges my imagination and it is such great creativity, I've always been in awe of such things. I agree, I think it is very interesting also.
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« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2004, 05:34:30 pm »
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Oh, I love Greek Mythology! I don't know who introduced me to it and I don't know where my enthusiasm for it comes from, but I am smitten. I've also been to Greece a few times already. There is history around every corner. Delos (mythological birthplace of Artemis&Apollon) was absolutely magical.
I like the Odyssey a bit better than the Iliad.
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« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2004, 09:27:49 pm »
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I wonder how old he was when he died?
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« Reply #11 on: August 23, 2004, 05:29:50 am »
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i've just started The Illaid. it's pretty good so far 
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« Reply #12 on: August 23, 2004, 11:19:43 pm »
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Quote from: Flea the Fanatical on August 23, 2004, 05:29:50 am   

i've just started The Illaid. it's pretty good so far 
Trust me you'll love the rest as well.
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« Reply #13 on: September 01, 2004, 01:41:06 am »
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yay! i finished the Iliad. now i just have to see whether our library has the Odyssey. my favourite characters are most definately the Ajaxes 
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« Reply #14 on: October 03, 2004, 03:58:39 pm »
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Quote from: TotalGeek on August 21, 2004, 09:27:49 pm   

I wonder how old he was when he died?

Nothing is really known about his life only that he lived around the 8th century B.C. and that he was supposed to be blind.
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