Category Archives: The Iliad

Similarities and Differences between The Iliad and Beowulf

We spent a bit of time in a recent discussion series noting the similarities and differences between Beowulf, the character, and Hector and Achilles, the central characters of The Iliad. Similarities Both present a¬†worldview where warriors are valorized.¬†Both present a … Continue reading

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Why does The Iliad remind me of the Marvel franchise?

This post sort of contains spoilers. I co-host a series of discussions on the Great Books on the Interintellect (with the incomparable David McDougall). We’re hosting two “sections” to accommodate demand, which is a nice thing to be able to … Continue reading

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