Nathan Gilmour, Jay Eldred, and Todd Pedlar talk about books 21 and 22 of Homer’s Iliad.
- Our translations of the Iliad:
- Richmond Lattimore (1951) and Robert Fagles (1990).
- Achilles isn’t capable of giving a St. Crispin Day speech.
- Achilles loses his sanguinity between here and Odyssey book 11.
- Troy’s river-god makes Jay think of Spirited Away. And it makes Todd think of the horses from The Lord of the Rings.
- The Gods Must Be Crazy in Book 21.
- Hecuba’s lament makes Nathan think of Act 2 of Hamlet.
- Achilles and Conan the Barbarian both want to her the lamentations of their enemies’ women.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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