Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Iliad summary

Book 8, lines 245-253 in a Greek manuscript of the late fifth or early sixth century AD
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Generations of men are like the leaves.
In winter, winds blow them down to earth,
but then, when spring season comes again,
the budding wood grows more. And so with men—
one generation grows, another dies away.
Book VI, lines 181 - 185 (translation by Ian Johnston)

Posts on The Iliad:

Online resources

Discussion on the book:

Books I - IV
Books V - VIII
Books IX - XII
Books XIII - XVI
Books XVII - XX
Books XXI - XXIV

Other posts:

An Iliad - a partial review (and examining some of the work's themes)

Some thoughts on The Iliad and The Odyssey (and memory in The Odyssey)

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