March 30, 2020

LITERATURE Essay 1: Homer, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns Part 4: Homeric Hymns; What We Are * * * IN JOY, in praise we lift our voices to God, all of them; we lift our voices in communion with the life-giving force of the universe; in song we participate, we join in meaning, one with the Divine. …

January 30, 2020

LITERATURE Essay 1: Homer, Hesiod, Homeric Hymns Part 1: Introduction, Homer, Iliad; What We Are * * *   μῆνιν ἄειδε θεὰ Πηληϊάδεω Ἀχιλῆοςοὐλομένην, ἣ μυρί᾽ Ἀχαιοῖς ἄλγε᾽ ἔθηκε Here begins our literature, and all that came thereafter: Rage—Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles,murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses Fagles, Robert….

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