David Grubbs, Michial Farmer, and Jordan Poss talk about books eighteen, nineteen, and twenty of Homer’s Iliad.
- Our translations of the Iliad: Robert Fagles (1990) and Stanley Lombardo (1997).
- Achilles removes the stone of shame and attaches the stone of triumph!
- The platform shoes worn by the heroes of Greek drama were called kothornoi.
- Once again, we bring up the terrible 2004 movie Troy, this time to praise Brad Pitt’s tree-trunk arms.
- Is Thetis the first helicopter mom?
- Achilles’s shield is an early example of ekphrasis. It reminds Jordan of Keats’s “Ode on a Grecian Urn.”
- Mapping Achilles’s alignment.
- David appreciates a lecture on the Iliad from John Mark Reynolds.
- Mister Ed and Green Acres are two of the greatest adaptations of Homer.
- Try listening to the Tron soundtrack while reading book twenty
- Aeneas lets out the Goofy holler.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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