The Reading List

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last posted Nov. 24, 2014, 9:49 p.m.

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Reading The war that killed Achilles which is an interesting explanation of the Illiad trying to set it an context of tragedy for the Classical Greek world and also the wider idea of the senselessness of war.

Achilles here is not the hot-blooded demigod but instead a vehicle for exploring the dilemma of the solider and why people continue to fight when they have lost faith in their cause.

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