Thursday, January 19, 2017

Reading notes: Homer's Iliad part B

     Homer's Iliad  retold by Alfred Church, link to online reading
     The horses feel so much for Patroclus which I would not expect. I like how Zeus adds so much for foreshadowing to the story. It is nice how Achilles is portrayed as an honorable man and understands how Priam feels, or it could be that he is doing what he is doing only because the gods say to do so. There is so much anger that Achilles feels because of his dear friends death that it pushes him to drag the body of the one who killed him. I strongly believe though that he still is a decent human since he takes pity on Priam.