Ci sono libri fondamentali, “obbligati”: in una parola, imprescindibili. L’Iliade è uno di questi. Insieme con l’Odissea, è tra i testi aurei che ci ha lasciato il mondo antico, là dove si è formata la nostra cultura. L’armonia ampia e solenne del verso, la forza di rappresentazione, la molteplicità dei registri espressivi fanno di Omero non solo il primo interprete della spiritualità greca, il poeta epico esemplare, l’iniziatore della letteratura classica, ma anche il grandissimo scrittore che avviò un processo inarrestabile di approfondimento della conoscenza psicologica, sociale e fantastica dell’uomo.
- ISBN: 8811131081
- Casa Editrice: Garzanti
- Pagine: 480
3½ stars Two mysteries were solved by my finally finishing The Iliad . 1) It is so obvious why these Ancient Greek stories have survived for so many years-- it's all gory violence and sex. Homer tapped into these marketing tools early. 2) I now understand why puritanical attitudes toward female sexua Leggi tutto
What I learned from this book (in no particular order): 1. Victory or defeat in ancient Greek wars is primarily the result of marital spats and/or petty sibling rivalry in Zeus and Hera’s dysfunctional divine household. 2. Zeus “the father of gods and men” is a henpecked husband who is also partial to Leggi tutto
Pablo Picasso spent his entire life trying desperately to do something new, something unique. He moved from style to style, mastering and then abandoning both modern and classical methods, even trying to teach his trained artist's hand to paint like a child. In 1940, four French teens and a dog stumb Leggi tutto
Everyone knows the Iliad. And everyone talks about it. But here, I only want to discuss one forgotten element of it. An element ESSENTIAL to constructing a valid modern worldview - for EACH of us. I always avoided applying this element to my daily life. But I was wrong - so wrong. Rei Pasa! Those two Leggi tutto
Ἰλιάς = The Iliad, Homer The Iliad is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel betwee Leggi tutto
as a native english speaker, im not exposed to translated books very often; so this reread is the first time where i have truly comprehended the significance of a translation and how it can either make or break a story. i first read parts of ‘the iliad’ back when i was in school and i just remember Leggi tutto
Is the Trojan War History or Fiction? Paris kidnaps Helena from Sparta to Troy - Their love affair starts the war The Iliad plays during the Trojan War; the legendary conflict between the Greeks (Achaeans) and the people of Troy. Prince Paris, son of the king of Troja, fell in love with Helena, wife Leggi tutto
At my college graduation, the speaker was a gruff professor. He was one of those older men whom people somewhat patronizingly describe as a teddy bear to convey the idea that while he looks like Santa Claus, they wouldn’t be surprised to see him arraigned on assault charges at the local courthouse. Leggi tutto
TROY VI: THE INVENTION OF ACHILLES “The Classics, it is the Classics! ” William Blake is said to have exclaimed, with pointed reference to Homer, “ that Desolate Europe with Wars! ” Blake's exclamation might not be as atrocious as it sounds at first. There might be some truth to this, a universal tru Leggi tutto
This is a must read for every italian boys and girls at school ( many years ago the ministry of education put it with Dante, and Manzoni as a fixed programm to study for all the young italians); we begin to study "Iliade" from middle then up to High school ...and then at College if you choose humani Leggi tutto
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