David Grubbs, Nathan Gilmour, and Christina Bieber Lake talk about books fourteen and fifteen of Homer’s Iliad.
- Our translations of the Iliad: W.H.D. Rouse (1938), Robert Fagles (1990) and Caroline Alexander (2015).
- David directs your attention to the Griffin Warrior Tomb.
- Zeus acts like the ignoble protagonist of Meat Loaf’s “Paradise by the Dashboard Light.”
- Hera acts like the ignoble protagonists of Ocean’s Eleven.
- Like Homer, Cormac McCarthy renders the fog of war in prose in Blood Meridian. Christina teaches it with Guernica. David thinks about Tony’s deafness in Iron Man.
- Christina and Nathan disagree about 300.
- Homer’s use of violence is more like Rocky than its many sequels.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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