Nathan Gilmour, Michial Farmer, and David Grubbs talk about books twelve and thirteen of Homer’s Iliad.
- Our translations of the Iliad: W.H.D. Rouse (1938), Robert Fagles (1990), and Stanley Lombardo (1997).
- David Bentley Hart argues that polytheistic religions all move toward monotheism in Experience of God: Being, Consciousness, Bliss (and elsewhere).
- The Iliad was performed at the Panathenaic Games.
- Michial doesn’t know who Jek Tono Porkins is.
- Friedrich Nietzsche’s On the Genealogy of Morals on game recognizing game:
What respect for his enemies is found, forsooth, in an aristocratic man—and such a reverence is already a bridge to love! He insists on having his enemy to himself as his distinction. He tolerates no other enemy but a man in whose character there is nothing to despise and much to honour! On the other hand, imagine the “enemy” as the resentful man conceives him—and it is here exactly that we see his work, his creativeness; he has conceived “the evil enemy,” the “evil one,” and indeed that is the root idea from which he now evolves as a contrasting and corresponding figure a “good one,” himself—his very self!
- And on the blonde beasts:
One may be perfectly justified in being always afraid of the blonde beast that lies at the core of all aristocratic races, and in being on one’s guard: but who would not a hundred times prefer to be afraid, when one at the same time admires, than to be immune from fear, at the cost of being perpetually obsessed with the loathsome spectacle of the distorted, the dwarfed, the stunted, the envenomed? And is that not our fate?
Relevant Network Shows
- Before They Were Live 1: Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 18: Sports.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 27: Superheroes.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 28: Kings.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 30: Revenge.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 60: Sophocles.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 72: Valor.
- Christian Humanist Podcast 115: Star Wars: A New Hope.