M.Leddy + homer   98

Homer, revised
How best to end infighting among Democratic candidates? Have Athena step in, raising a shout that stops “all fighters in their tracks.”
7 weeks ago by M.Leddy
Kirk Douglas (1916–2020)
Kirk Douglas as Ulysses, 1954.
film  Homer 
7 weeks ago by M.Leddy
The Idiod
Stephen Colbert: “In the end Trump may be defeated by his greatest weakness — his Achilles mouth. It's all detailed in the epic poem The Idiod. It’s The Idiod and The Oddity.”
october 2019 by M.Leddy
Puzzled about nepenthe
How did nepenthe make its way into today’s Sunday Puzzle? My guess is that Will Shortz has many lists of words, searchable in many ways, and thus found this word.
Homer  Odyssey  words 
july 2019 by M.Leddy
Victor Davis Hanson on Ajax, Achilles, and Trump
Comparing Trump to Ajax or Achilles: bonkers. If Trump resembles anyone in the Iliad, it’s Agamemnon, the leader who is at a loss in a true crisis and claims Achilles’s prize of war (the enslaved Briseis) to assert his own greater authority. It’s the preening, self-aggrandizing Agamemnon who complains of fake news, dismissing the prophet Calchas’s explanation of a plague: “Not a single favorable omen ever!”
classics  Homer  Iliad  politics  Sophocles 
february 2019 by M.Leddy
A poem with John Ashbery and Stanley Lombardo in it
In the latest New Yorker , a prose poem by Anne Carson: “Short Talk on Homer and John Ashbery.” And Stanley Lombardo is in there too.
JohnAshbery  Homer  poetry  StanleyLombardo 
december 2018 by M.Leddy
Word of the day: aegis
The modern meanings of aegis always throw me for a moment, because when I see the word I think of Athena, whose aegis scares the bejeezus out of people.
Greek  Homer  Odyssey  words 
april 2018 by M.Leddy
We three kings
Donald Trump reminds me of three kings, or one king and two tyrants, really: Agamemnon, Oedipus, Creon.
Homer  politics  Sophocles 
december 2017 by M.Leddy
A new Odyssey
“Now goddess, child of Zeus, / tell the old story for our modern times. / Find the beginning.”
Homer  Odyssey  translation 
november 2017 by M.Leddy
The Odyssey and mentorship
At The Atlantic, Gregory Nagy, classicist, talks about Telemachus and mentorship and Homer’s Odyssey.
Homer  Odyssey 
october 2017 by M.Leddy
Dylan, Homer, and Cliff
CliffsNotes as a source for Dylan.
Homer  plagiarism 
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Dylan and Homer
“I just died, that’s all.”
june 2017 by M.Leddy
Joubert on Homer
“If a superior intelligence wanted to give an account of human beings to the inhabitants of heaven and to give an exact idea of them, he would express himself like Homer.”
Homer  Joubert 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
Odysseus in the North Atlantic
A startling bit of dialogue, from Action in the North Atlantic.
film  Homer  Odyssey 
april 2017 by M.Leddy
“And btw- I was AGAINST the war in Troy.“
Aeneid  Homer  Iliad  Odyssey  politics  Proust  Virgil 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Homer’s Odyssey, Joe Sachs’s translation
I’m not sure how I found my way to Joe Sachs’s translation of the Odyssey , a translation that seems to have met with widespread indifference. But two episodes in, I think I’ve found a new favorite to place alongside Robert Fitzgerald’s and Stanley Lombardo’s versions of the poem.
Homer  Odyssey  translation 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Positively Oslo
The language of the Academy’s brief Dylan biography suggests a preoccupation with celebrity and media culture: “Dylan has the status of an icon.” That’s about the dumbest thing one might say to characterize someone working in the realm of the imagination.
Homer  poetry  Sappho 
october 2016 by M.Leddy
Word of the Day: lotusland
Lotusland is not a nice place to visit, precisely because to visit is to stay.
Homer  Odyssey  words 
april 2015 by M.Leddy
Carlo Rotella on Muhammad Ali, Homer, and translation
The starting point for Rotella’s thinking is a boxer’s boast in Iliad 23: “I am the greatest.”
Homer  Iliad  translation 
march 2015 by M.Leddy
Domestic comedy
“‘. . . the wine-dark fleece.’”
domesticcomedy  Homer 
october 2014 by M.Leddy
Searching for a simile
This Google search brought a seeker to these pages: “homeric simile about assholes.”
Homer  simile 
july 2014 by M.Leddy
Fitzgerald, Lombardo, Mitchell
“A translation of a poem as vast as the Odyssey rises or falls not in its treatment of great, memorable lines — such as those that describe Argos, lying neglected and bug-ridden on a pile of dung — but in its treatment of what might be called ordinary lines, those that go by in a way that invites no special attention from a reader. Someone walks into town; someone offers a greeting; someone serves a meal: the translator must attend to it all.”
Homer  Odyssey  RobertFitzgerald  StanleyLombardo 
september 2013 by M.Leddy
Eponym of the day: hector
“Hector is a brave and dutiful character, but unfortunately his name is now sullied in the language.”
Greek  Homer  Iliad  names  words 
may 2012 by M.Leddy
Achilles in Afghanistan
“The subtitle of Achilles in Vietnam — Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character — makes a point that some readers want to resist: that good character provides no sure defense against the experiences of war, that good character can be destroyed by circumstance.”
Achilles  Homer  Iliad  war 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
The Interrupters
“The fatalism of so many of the film’s young people, captured in the words ‘I am next,’ written on a wall of the dead, seems straight from the Iliad: ‘I know I will not make old bones,’ as Achilles says. Yet the Violence Interrupters themselves have learned to live beyond criminality and violence, and we see them, armed only with words, convincing others to do the same.”
film  Homer  Iliad 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Homer and Limbaugh and epithets
“In Odyssey 22, it is men who have the final word over women’s choices. Current events are all too reminiscent of that scenario.”
culture  Homer  Odyssey  politics 
march 2012 by M.Leddy
Edward Luttwak on Homer Inc
Edward Luttwak on the Iliad in Arabic, Chinese, and English.
Homer  Iliad  Odyssey  translation 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
Selling the Iliad
Quoting a nearly sixty-year-old undated sentence on the likely longevity of a translation, a sentence whose writer went on to make his own translation of the poem, seems, well, odd.
Homer  poetry 
february 2012 by M.Leddy
Logic and porridge
Goldilocks, Homer, and thermodynamics.
Homer  stories 
january 2012 by M.Leddy
Christopher Logue (1926–2011)
“Logue’s Homer seems to me the last great work of literary modernism, collapsing past(s) and present with grim wit and startling originality.”
Homer  Iliad  poetry 
december 2011 by M.Leddy
An Iliad
A one-man adaptation, in Chicago.
Homer  Iliad 
november 2011 by M.Leddy
New from Homer
why might one sit down to translate a work one has never read, either in the original or in translation?
Homer  poetry  translation 
october 2011 by M.Leddy
Word of the day: aegis
Pallas Athena borrows the keys to the aegis from Dad.
Greek  Homer  words 
march 2011 by M.Leddy
The Odyssey, not a novel
Contra a Wall Street Journal article
Homer  Odyssey  poetry 
june 2010 by M.Leddy
Home sweet Homer
Turkish mayors fight over Homer's birthplace
april 2010 by M.Leddy
Metaphors for life
Gilgamesh and the Odyssey rule.
Gilgamesh  Homer  life  metaphor  Odyssey 
october 2009 by M.Leddy
Teleconference: Stanley Lombardo reads Homer
Coming in December, Stanley Lombardo reads from the Odyssey
classics  Homer  Odyssey  poetry  StanleyLombardo 
october 2009 by M.Leddy
A teachable moment
Odysseus, Polyphemus, a bug, me
Homer  Odyssey  teaching 
september 2009 by M.Leddy
Kirk Douglas is Ulysses, on DVD
"The film’s a hoot in any format."
film  Homer  Odyssey 
august 2009 by M.Leddy
"About three lines" again
Another take on Penelope in the Odyssey
Homer  Odyssey 
august 2009 by M.Leddy
"About three lines"? Wrong.
Penelope doesn't get "about three lines" in the Odyssey
Homer  Odyssey 
august 2009 by M.Leddy
Trouble in Ithaca
Some details about a film adapatation of the Odyssey
Homer  Odyssey  film 
april 2009 by M.Leddy
Drugs and memories
Drugs for forgetting, in our world and in Homer's Odyssey
Homer  memory  Odyssey 
february 2009 by M.Leddy
Mediterranean fatalism
"What are you gonna do?" A rhetorical question from The Sopranos
Homer  Iliad  Sopranos 
august 2008 by M.Leddy
Odyssey Lofts
Condos with a Homeric touch
Homer  Odyssey 
july 2008 by M.Leddy
"Uber-responsible" types
Hector and Aeneas and Rick from Casablanca
Homer  Iliad  Virgil  Aeneid  Casablanca 
june 2008 by M.Leddy
Homer's world
Homeric geography in what looks like a snowglobe
Homer  Iliad  maps  geography 
june 2008 by M.Leddy
The campus rampage and the Iliad
Achilles  Homer  Iliad 
february 2008 by M.Leddy
Key word in Homer and yogurt
august 2007 by M.Leddy
Homer then and now
The undoing of character, in the Iliad and Iraq
Homer  Iliad 
august 2007 by M.Leddy
Xenía in D.C.
A foiled robbery in D.C. and Homeric hospitality
Homer  hospitality 
july 2007 by M.Leddy
Homeric blindness in "colledge"
The difference between college and colledge
college  colledge  Homer 
october 2006 by M.Leddy
Words from Robert Fitzgerald
From the Postscript to his translation of the Odyssey
classics  Homer  Odyssey  reading  RobertFitzgerald 
october 2006 by M.Leddy
The meaning of the word.
Homer  Odyssey  words 
september 2006 by M.Leddy
Stanley Lombardo reads Homer
Link to a review of the Iliad and Odyssey on CDs
classics  Homer  Iliad  Odyssey  poetry  StanleyLombardo  translation 
august 2006 by M.Leddy
Bath, bed, home
Excerpt from an essay on shaving, the Iliad, the Odyssey, and much else
april 2006 by M.Leddy
Homer rules
Homer in top 10 library books
books  classics  Homer  libraries  Iliad  Odyssey 
march 2006 by M.Leddy
Under Odysseus
excerpt from a Trojan War blog
classics  Homer  Odyssey 
march 2006 by M.Leddy
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