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Dear T:

Ah! Sharing a mutual love for Homer. I am no Greek scholar, but one of my great joys of my

long teaching career was to introduce The Iliad to students. What a profound and moving

poem it is. I, of course, relied on very modern translations. The battle scenes in the Brat Pitt film were quite useful, especially when some studenhts caught on to the fact that in the movie soldiers died unnamed. Homer does not allow Greeks & Trojans to die anonymously.

And, Achilles shield in Book 18 foresaw technicolor talking pictures.

Your recent post touched a nerve.


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