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A Don’s Life: Can computers mark exams?

Blog followers will know that there is little is more reliably guaranteed to get Beard reaching for her lap-top than some new development in on-line learning. This is not (simply) because I am a nasty old Luddite.
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Discussing the Harvard MOOC "the Ancient Greek Hero"

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The mourning of Thetis: ‘allusion’ and the future in the Iliad

The mourning of Thetis: ‘allusion’ and the future in the Iliad | The Ancient Greek Hero | Scoop.it
This article shows that the mourning of Thetis at the start of Iliad Book 18 is not an atypical or under-motivated motif derived from (or alluding to) the Aithiopis, but an extraordinary example of the 'prospective lamentation' typical sequence,...
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Achilles killing the Amazon Penthesileia

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Note the eye contact.  Achilles falls for Penthesileia in the exact moment he kills her

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The Anger of Achilles

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"Menis opens for consideration an immense range of significant poetic possibilities, not the least of which is that of an ethical sense for the term."-Bryn Mawr Classical Review"Henceforth no one will be able to claim that menis merely connotes...
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Concepts of the Hero in Classical Greek Civilization

Culture and Belief 22.The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization -- Gregory Nagy (The Classics and Comparative Literature)...

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Rewriting the Story of Achilles

Rewriting the Story of Achilles | The Ancient Greek Hero | Scoop.it
The novelist is following in the footprints of Homer, Shakespeare and Dante.

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Now Madeline Miller, a 33-year-old Latin teacher who lives in Cambridge, Mass., has entered the arena with her debut novel, "The Song of Achilles." Ms. Miller has some advantages over other writers who have taken on the legend. She reads Homeric Greek, has bachelor's and master's degrees in classics from Brown University and has been transfixed by Achilles since her childhood, when her mother used to read her "The Iliad" at bedtime.

Still, reinventing one of the cornerstones of Western literature is a daring move for a first-time novelist, and Ms. Miller was acutely aware of the risks. "I was afraid people would say I was desecrating Homer," she says.


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Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus − Gavin Hamilton −National Galleries of Scotland

Achilles Lamenting the Death of Patroclus − Gavin Hamilton −National Galleries of Scotland | The Ancient Greek Hero | Scoop.it
The National Galleries of Scotland comprises the Scottish National Gallery, the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, and the Scottish National Portrait Gallery.
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Homer's Achilles – The Paradox of Glory

The Greek term is kleos aphthiton - imperishable glory, undying fame. Achilles pursues it, but his actions highlight the paradox that surrounds it.
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THE EPIC CYCLE

Proclus’ Summary of the Cypria, attributed to Stasinus of Cyprus

Proclus’ Summary of the Aithiopis, attributed to Arctinus of Miletus

Proclus’ Summary of the Little Iliad, attributed to Lesches of Mytilene

Proclus’ Summary of the Ilioupersis, attributed to Arctinus of Miletus

Proclus’ Summary of the Nostoi, attributed to Agias of Trozen

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The Ancient Greek Hero -Hour 3 - Achilles lament

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Achilles and the Poetics of Lament. Lament is important to the Iliad,  it is one of the central themes expressed from the very beginning. Lament is a form of art that is simultaneously a very basic...
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