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The Theater of War: Welcome!
Warfare, tragedy, the pursuit of glory, fate versus free will...
Here you will find information about events sponsored by the Humanities department, as well as resources about the Iliad, Homeric themes, and more.
Some of these resources are accessible with one click, while others might require you to login with your Borrower ID and PIN. Your Borrower ID is your VID, and the PIN is the last four digits of your VID. Contact Librarian Ciara Hensley at email@example.com if you need help accessing any of the sources.
"For almost two decades, Chicago-based musician and Classics degree holder Joe Goodkin has toured the United States as a modern bard performing his unique one-man folk opera retelling of Homer’s Odyssey. He has now turned his attention to Homer’s other epic poem and created a 17 song adaptation of the Iliad steeped in ancient and modern war literature as well as interviews and his experiences playing music at VA hospitals as part of recreational therapy for veterans experiencing PTSD and other related war traumas."
Ransom, Revenge, and Heroic Identity in the Iliad by Donna F. WilsonWilson offers a fundamentally new reading of the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilleus, presenting a detailed anthropology of compensation in Archaic Greece, and demonstrating how the struggle over definitions was a central feature of elite competition for status in the fluid ranking system of Homeric society.
Homer the Preclassic by Gregory NagyThis work "considers the development of the Homeric poems-in particular the Iliad and Odyssey-during the time when they were still part of the oral tradition. Gregory Nagy traces the evolution of rival 'Homers' and the different versions of Homeric poetry in this pretextual period, reconstructed over a time frame extending back from the sixth century BCE to the Bronze Age."
The Iliad by HomerOne of the oldest extant works of Western literature, the Iliad is a timeless epic poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. Renowned scholar and acclaimed translator Peter Green captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers. Featuring an enticingly personal introduction, a detailed synopsis of each book, a wide-ranging glossary, and explanatory notes for the few puzzling in-text items, the book also includes a select bibliography for those who want to learn more about Homer and the Greek epic. This landmark translation--specifically designed, like the oral original, to be read aloud--will soon be required reading for every student of Greek antiquity, and the great traditions of history and literature to which it gave birth.
Homer, The Iliad: A Student Guide by M. S. SilkMichael Silk covers the poem's historical context, composition and extensive influence in this distinctive critical introduction to Homer's Iliad, the earliest epic poem, and the earliest known work of literature in ancient Greece. Silk relates its literary power to the peculiar coherence and inter-relation of such aspects of the poem as its style, character-portrayal and ideology. This revised edition considers recent scholarship and includes an updated guide to further reading. First Edition Hb (1986): 0-521-32814-4 First Edition Pb (1986): 0-521-31302-3
This page contains information such as websites, books, eBooks, videos, and more pertaining to veterans. Topics discussed include finding careers for veterans, health care, benefits, coping with PTSD, etc.