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In this last week I have taken the time to read Aishilos's "Prometheus" and comparing it to the Iliad I found it much more enjoyable to read. Couple of months ago I have read "Works and days" by Hesiod and am currently about half way trough Herodotus's "Histories" and I find them as well a better read than the Iliad. I am not saying that First work of Western literature is bad, it is a good damn read but I still find certain 6th century writers much comfier.

My favourite passages from the Iliad are from 139-176 when Hector and Pelid strike, and the scene of gambling before is also very well described, but when compared to for example, Prometheus's monologue when asked by Io and Choir about Zeus's downfall, to me it makes such a nice visual scene that I almost feel the breeze of Caucasus mountains.

Am I retarded?

>> No.17926110

>>17926104
Don't use that word. Think of Isabella.

>> No.17926134

I am I, sabella

>> No.17926144

>>17926104
She lost me at 'beautiful'

>> No.17926152

>>17926144
it says beautiful person, not beautiful model.

>> No.17926161

>>17926104
ok retard

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17926172

Why is there such an open disdain towards the mentally disabled? They are not at fault for their condition, yet people think it's okay to poke fun at them, to ostracize them.

>> No.17926175

>>17926104
Like a "No Smoking" sign, people holding up a piece of paper with a slogan makes me want to do the opposite.

>> No.17926178

Bet she didnt even write that sign, ret-

no, not being mean today

>> No.17926182

>>17926104
>don't call spade a spade because it offends delicate sensibilities
Has it occurred to these people to stop being so thin skinned?

>> No.17926187

>>17926172
Normalfaggots have disdain towards anyone who looks different. They can't accept anyone who is different to them.

>> No.17926188

>>17926172
It was an accepted medical term, sodomite.

>> No.17926192

>>17926152
I wouldn't know, I stopped reading at 'beautiful'

>> No.17926206

>>17926182
Nothing occurs to them, they're retarded

>> No.17926212

>>17926175
Do not convert to Islam

>> No.17926213

>Here take this sign and go stand over there so I can farm some updoots retard. I hate you with every fiber of my being.

>> No.17926224

look up oral-formulaic composition and find a good intro or commentary on the illiad.

>> No.17926246

>>17926187
As if people here are any different

>> No.17926249

>>17926212
lulululululululululu

>> No.17926263

>>17926182
It was meant as a joke on myself but whatever. My question regarding writing of Homer vs Hesiod,Herodotus is getting completely ignored.

>>17926224
thank you anon. Will do. I have this old version from 1972 and it has no commentary aside from the translators note and some details about the author.

>> No.17926362

Why do they always look like they're staring into the sun? Are they privy to some blinding knowledge that has fried their brain?

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