View Poll Results: Is it dorky to read Homer's Iliad before watching Troy?
Yes. Why on earth would you, you big nerd!? 2 5.88%
Yes. But I want to anyway. 7 20.59%
No. But why on earth would you want to? 11 32.35%
No. I want to, so it must not be. 13 38.24%
Other (please explain below) 1 2.94%
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Is it dorky to re-read the Iliad before watching Troy?

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I'm not sure if this has already been answered, but...

Homer's Iliad begins with the Greeks sailing to Troy to sack the city and to rescue Helen. The epic ends with the burial of Hektor. The Greek armies have not entered the city at this point.

Homer's Odyssey is the narrative of Odysseus' long journey home after the sack of Troy is over.

It is believed that Homer composed another epic describing the sack of Troy, which would have been the second part of this series (between the Iliad and the Odyssey) but the text did not survive to the present day.

The story of the Trojan Horse is told in other writings, the most well-known being Virgil's Aeneid.

And yes, I am an English major geek...
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I'm not sure if this has already been answered, but...

Homer's Iliad begins with the Greeks sailing to Troy to sack the city and to rescue Helen. The epic ends with the burial of Hektor. The Greek armies have not entered the city at this point.
Originally Posted by kurlykitty138

I'm not really positive of this kurlykitty, but I think the Iliad only covers the last few days (or weeks) of the Greeks' years-long seige of Troy. What do you think?

This whole thread is so weird because I have been obsessing about reading the Iliad for about the past two years. I keep starting and stopping it. I finally settled on the Richmond Lattimore translation, but I'm wondering...is it better to read it in the poetry version or the prose? Also, I was wondeing if anyone would be interested in starting a book group for this, since so many of us are interested in rereading it! Anybody interested???
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Yes, let's start a book group!

We may not use the same versions, but that may be helpful-if we use different translations but discuss the same parts, we can help each other if we need help understanding anything!

I'm sure I'll get more out of it than I did in high school....
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NetG,
Great! I am going to dig out my copy this weekend. What's our start date? I pm'ed you.

Anyone else interested?
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"You're tacky and I hate you."--Fancypants to Jack Black in "School of Rock"

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