Home Help Search Login twitter
  August 29, 2014, 04:05:02 am fans online at A+F Welcome, Guest. Please Login to gain full access.  
Please be advised that the message board is read-only, and that member login has been disabled.
  Always & Forever // Messageboard
  « Other »
  Books
(Moderators: Flummoxed., Brenda, Solskie, Deenan (O.L.C.), Yeux de bleu, Harmonica!, Lisbeth Salander)
  The Odyssey/Iliad
« previous next »
Pages: 1 [2] Reply Notify of replies Send the topic Print
   Author  Topic: The Odyssey/Iliad  (Read 687 times)
pointed tooth fairy
Forum Chatterbox
***

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 313



I will mangle your mind

View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #15 on: October 10, 2004, 04:01:55 pm »
Reply with quote

i had to read the Odyssey for school, and i think as a result i didn't like it that much.  it was just...dull.  There were some very exciting parts thought. 

But i hated Odysseus!  God, he was such a chauvinistic pig.  erg.  The who book was sexist, which kinda bugged me a little.  i mean, i knew it fit the time period and everything, but it still made me upset.

But that person Telemachus met up with, i think his name was spelt like Peisistratus?  i loved that name.  that's what i'm gonna name my kid.
Report to moderator   Logged




28 days, 6 hours, 42 minutes, 12 seconds...
that is when the world will end...
VadasNightmaere
The word is Karl
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1865



I am a KaV troll

View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #16 on: October 18, 2004, 08:43:37 am »
Reply with quote

We don't even know if Homer was one person, or a group

The Iliad is a favourite of mine, but I'm not a fan of the Odyssey.

One day I will read it in Greek.
Report to moderator   Logged

 



http://pub3.ezboard.com/bimladris9828
TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #17 on: November 04, 2004, 04:07:46 pm »
Reply with quote

We have to do a novel project in school and I think I'm going to do mine on the Iliad and film a scene from it for mine.  She (teacher) said that she'd be thrilled if anyone made a scene from their book so, yah.
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
Blue Star
Ignore these four words.
*
*****

Offline

Posts: 3092





View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #18 on: September 28, 2005, 12:57:51 am »
Reply with quote

I remember reading The Odyssey and having to memorize a chapter out of it to describe in my own words in front of the class for up to 3 minutes. It was Calypso's Island. Now I remember her name. I was so terrified of doing it in front of the class, I even cried the night before because it seemed like I was screwed, but the writing is simply fantastic, and while I was drawing parts of the chapter onto a story board through my own imagination, I was listening to a guitar sample CD on a certain song, which was so romantic and epic and fit so perfectly for Odysseus sailing out on his raft into the wide sea before the sun completely went down. Now every time I listen to that song again I picture an ocean horizon kind of violet with the sun setting. So I have the scary project to thank for that.

These books are so frickin' magnificent. I wish they would make a cool better sequel to Troy, and have Odysseus obviously be Sean Bean. He rocks as Odysseus, and I always imagined the guy in his image.
Report to moderator   Logged

TotalGeek
You cant deny laughter; when it comes, it plops down in your favorite chair and stays as long as it wants -Stephen King (Heart in Atlantis)
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1613



--------
natasha_meyers@yahoo.com GamgeeGimli@Aol.com
View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #19 on: September 28, 2005, 08:02:04 pm »
Reply with quote

I just realized how long ago I posted this, lol. And I would reply to like every single post, lol. But - anyways..

I'm in a mythology class now and there's only like 12 people.  My favorite myths are the ones about Apollo and Daphne, Echo, Persephone and Demeter and the Golden Apples, still have more to go.  So far we haven't been assigned to read the books, but I can't wait until we are!
Report to moderator   Logged

~Natasha~
[[Megsie]]
Grobanite for Life!
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 6610



RDJ <3

View Profile WWW
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #20 on: October 08, 2005, 12:28:14 pm »
Reply with quote

I read that last year.  I love how in depth it is.  I am not huge on Greek mythology, but it is definitely interesting. 
Report to moderator   Logged

[Pandora]
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 1605





View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2005, 08:51:45 am »
Reply with quote

Our class was supposed to read it in 9th grade but there were so many complaints about it, they stopped. I didn't like it back then but maybe since I'm older, I'd enjoy it more now.
Report to moderator   Logged

dr°mjente
Elijah Obsessed!
****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 920





View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #22 on: October 19, 2005, 06:53:50 pm »
Reply with quote

I recently finished reading The Odyssey. Odysseus really annoyed me at times, but he had some good in him, particularly if pictured as Sean Bean. If you haven't read the ending, you should. It drags for a while, but the end is quite full of happenings. My favorite part was when Odysseus and Penelope reunited. Her testing of him was humorous.
Report to moderator   Logged
~Mandie Beckett~
Forum Chatterbox
***

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 691



The scent of a woman was not mine...

View Profile WWW
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #23 on: November 22, 2005, 08:05:01 pm »
Reply with quote

This is my favorite story of all time! Well one of my favorites!  I love the movie. It was so excellent. I really enjoyed myself in Lit class when we studied it.
Report to moderator   Logged

Celebrian
As a custom title for me, useful I would like it to be. Something descriptive, about me I give: I am "The Limerick Lady."
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 2122



Thanks to Deenan for the gorgeous icon! :D

View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #24 on: November 22, 2005, 10:20:43 pm »
Reply with quote

I read the Odyssey a loooooooong time ago in high school and loved it.  (I don't remember a lot now, unfortunately).  My son recently read a series of books written for kids telling the story of the Odyssey which he enjoyed.  I never did read the Iliad.  I was supposed to in college, but I ended up dropping the class. . .
Report to moderator   Logged


Thanks (again) to Deenan for the lovely new banner!
If you'd like to read my limericks, they are in my LJ: http://users.livejournal.com/_celebrian/
rikku
Forum Chatterbox
***

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 433



<3
rgj888
View Profile WWW
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #25 on: December 18, 2005, 01:52:05 pm »
Reply with quote

well i had to read the odyssey in school, so that kinda ruined it for me. but it was pretty good, for a school book, and way easier to understand than shakespeare and such.
Report to moderator   Logged


"I would want... Carlisle not to have to do it. I would want YOU to change me."
..."If you want me to be the one, then you'll just have to meet one condition.
...
Marry me first." <333
[anna]
Abba Llama
*
*****

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 5712



...Au cafe de la paix...
l10ette09
View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #26 on: January 02, 2006, 07:51:05 pm »
Reply with quote

We're starting to read the Odyssey in English class.  I'm so excited.  I've already read it about twice.
Report to moderator   Logged

This lonely existence paves the way
For the heart of hearts must beat be brave
While this quiet lightning storm
Wreaks the harvest gold we tried to sow
And so it begins


The days do come, but the years do go
Take good care of your freedom, you never know
Tyson_Amy
Elijah Fan
*

Offline

Gender: Female
Posts: 12



What's your name again?

View Profile
Re:The Odyssey/Iliad
« Reply #27 on: July 09, 2006, 01:17:42 pm »
Reply with quote

I had to read the Illiad and the Odyssey in my seventh year of school. They were really good. I really like mythical books. It kinda reminds me of Troy. I just read it. It was pretty good.
Report to moderator   Logged

Amme Lee
Pages: 1 [2] Reply Notify of replies Send the topic Print 
« previous next »
Jump to: 
Always & Forever // Messageboard | Powered by YaBB SE
© 2001-2002, YaBB SE Dev Team. All Rights Reserved.

hosting & support by ejwsites.net

Page created in 0.058 seconds.