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The Iliad, Visualized

The names of so many heroes and gods fly by when you’re reading or hearing the Iliad read aloud. One of the challenges (and joys!) of the Iliad is the concentration it asks of you in making an effort to balance all those characters amid so much ac… Continue reading

14. March 2012 by Arrian
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Aching for the Iliad on Super Bowl Sunday

Hope you enjoy the Super Bowl (or not as the case may be). And whether or not you believe there is something to the Hector-Achilles-like duel between Brady and Manning, you might enjoy this tidbit from the New York Times “1-page” magazine (page 9 … Continue reading

05. February 2012 by Phil Terry
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The Music of the Proper Names in Homer – A Guide to Pronunication

James Romm, Professor of Classics at Bard College, friend and board member of Reading Odyssey, provides in this podcast a guide to prononuncation in Homer. This short podcast is intended for anyone reading Homer and especially for Reading Odyssey … Continue reading

27. December 2011 by Phil Terry
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