In this penetrating new look at the use of language in the Iliad, Hilary Mackie examines the portrayal of the opposing forces in terms not only of nationality but of linguistics.
Author: Hilary Susan Mackie
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Category: Literary Collections
In this penetrating new look at the use of language in the Iliad, Hilary Mackie examines the portrayal of the opposing forces in terms not only of nationality but of linguistics. The way the Greeks and the Trojans speak, Mackie argues, reflects their disparate cultural structures and their relative positions in the Trojan War. While Achaean speech is aggressive and public, intended to preserve social order, Trojan language is more reflective, private, and introspective. Mackie identifies the differences between Greek and Trojan language by analyzing poetic formulas, usually thought to indicate a similarity of language among Homeric characters, and conversations, which are seen here to be of equal importance to the numerous speeches throughout the Iliad. Mackie concludes with analyses of the two great heroes of the Iliad, Hektor and Achilles, and the extent to which they represent their own cultures in their use of language.
Mackie, H. (1996) Talking Trojan: Speech and Community in the Iliad. Lanham. (
1997) “Song and storytelling: An Odyssean perspective,” TAPA 127: 77–95.
Macleod, C. W. (1982b) “Politics and the Oresteia,”JHS 102: 124–44. Madison,
L. A. ...
Author: John Heath
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
When considering the question of what makes us human, the ancient Greeks provided numerous suggestions. This book argues that the defining criterion in the Hellenic world, however, was the most obvious one: speech. It explores how it was the capacity for authoritative speech which was held to separate humans from other animals, gods from humans, men from women, Greeks from non-Greeks, citizens from slaves, and the mundane from the heroic. John Heath illustrates how Homer's epics trace the development of immature young men into adults managing speech in entirely human ways and how in Aeschylus' Oresteia only human speech can disentangle man, beast, and god. Plato's Dialogues are shown to reveal the consequences of Socratically imposed silence. With its examination of the Greek focus on speech, animalization, and status, this book offers new readings of key texts and provides significant insights into the Greek approach to understanding our world.
One common modern usage distinguishes Trojans (and related malware, or
MALicious softWARE) from viruses and worms, based on the Trojans' inability to
... In fact, Ian Whalley, in a July 1998 article for Virus Bulletin (“Talking Trojan,”) ...
Publisher: Sams Publishing
Covers the Internet, TCP/IP, scanner programs, passwords, sniffers, firewalls, audit tools, types of attacks, and setting up security for various types of systems.
The incidence of speech in wounding episodes again distinguishes between
Achaeans and Trojans . " Wounded Achaeans are both more likely to speak and
more likely to use language demonstrating authority , that is , mythos speech .
Author: Tamara Neal
Publisher: Peter Lang
Category: Literary Criticism
This book is an investigation of non-fatal injury and bloodspill in Homer's Iliad and demonstrates the crucial significance of these motifs in the epic. They are shown to be fundamental to defining heroic status and a powerful means for developing the narrative and thematic structures of the poem. The study offers a nuanced definition of the nature of mortality and immortality and shows how the motifs of injury and bloodspill explicate the plot of the poem and its ethical values. This work is the first to examine these motifs in a systematic and comprehensive investigation. Focusing exclusively on the Iliad, the book sheds new light on ideals of heroic conduct.
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format for exchanging raster graphics (bitmap) images between application
programs, including those used for scanner images. Talking Trojan A talking Trojan ...
Author: Mrinal Talukdar
Publisher: Prabhat Prakashan
Dictionary of Computer & Information Technology covers nearly every aspect of computers. The aim of this book is to present various terms and definitions of the subject in a simple and easily understandable language. The book is designed to be a comprehensive and authoritative source of definitions for computer-related terms and abbreviations. This dictionary of computer terminologies includes terms drawn from a wide variety of topics relevant to computer users, including software, hardware, networking, data storage, graphics, games, information processing, organizations, programming and standards, the Internet and the World Wide Web. This dictionary emphasizes terminology that the average computer user will encounter in documentation, online help, computer manuals, marketing and sales materials, etc. Because most computer users operate personal computers and desktop systems at home, work, or both, the majority of the entries in this dictionary cover the terminology used in describing and working with these systems.
Suny asks if I can keep talking with his stepson, as he is worried about him.
Through the gate and walk across the compound. No such rule applies regarding talking to visitors. Comments are being shouted at us, souvenir$ offered. We are
They talked and talked. Many times I could not understand what they were talking
about. Other times they were talking about things which we already know.”
Paraphrased from an interview in Spanish on 11 December 2000. A final key
Author: Susan Walsh
Publisher: McGill-Queen's Press - MQUP
Category: Political Science
In a compelling first-hand account of development assistance gone awry, Susan Walsh recounts how national, international, and multilateral organizations failed the Jalq'a people in the Bolivian Andes during the early millennium. Intent on assisting potato farmers, development organizations pushed for changes that ultimately served their own interests, paradoxically undermining local resilience and pushing farmers off their lands. Trojan-Horse Aid challenges the idea of Western capacity-building, particularly the notion that introduced technologies related to food production are essential ingredients for sustainable livelihoods among farmers. Walsh argues that the well-intentioned organizations working in Jalq'a communities paid insufficient attention to longstanding knowledge that has supported human survival in regions where the natural world has the upper hand. Walsh goes beyond a critical review of misguided aid to offer reflections on the relationship between indigenous knowledge and resilience theory, the hopeful future of development assistance, and the contradictions in her own hybrid role as researcher and development-practitioner. In light of growing global concern over the worsening food crisis and interconnected climate extremes, Trojan-Horse Aid offers an important critique of development practices that undermine peasant strategies as well as suggestions for more effective approaches for the future.
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the too troublesome , what you said about the talking Trojan war ? beasts . L
Æsop . An event more memorable preceded it : Esop . The innocent girls asked
Deign to repeat to me , if it is not rable thing that has occurred in Phrygia since
the too troublesome , what you said about the talking Trojan war ? beasts . Æsop
. An event more memorable preceded it : Æsop . The innocent girls asked me ...
The maidens were talking Of things that sinister Fate in her malicious mind Was
planning: an odious marriage of Tyndareus' daughter To Deiphobos; Helenos's
bitter resentment And anger with that woman; how the sons of Achaia Were going
Author: Quintus of Smyrna
Publisher: JHU Press
Category: Literary Criticism
Composed in the third century A.D., the Trojan Epic is the earliest surviving literary evidence for many of the traditions of the Trojan War passed down from ancient Greece. Also known as the Posthomerica, or "sequel to Homer," the Trojan Epic chronicles the course of the war after the burial of Troy's greatest hero, Hektor. Quintus, believed to have been an educated Greek living in Roman Asia Minor, included some of the war's most legendary events: the death of Achilles, the Trojan Horse, and the destruction of Troy. But because Quintus deliberately imitated Homer's language and style, his work has been dismissed by many scholars as pastiche. A vivid and entertaining story in its own right, the Trojan Epic is also particularly significant for what it reveals about its sourcesâ€”the much older, now lost Greek epics about the Trojan War known collectively as the Epic Cycle. Written in the Homeric era, these poems recounted events not included in the Iliad or the Odyssey. As Alan James makes clear in this vibrant and faithful new translation, Quintus's work deserves attention for its literary-historical importance and its narrative power. James's line-by-line verse translation in English reveals the original as an exciting and eloquent tale of gods and heroes, bravery and cunning, hubris and brutality. James includes a substantial introduction which places the work in its literary and historical context, a detailed and annotated book-by-book summary of the epic, a commentary dealing mainly with sources, and an explanatory index of proper names. Brilliantly revitalized by James, the Trojan Epic will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in Greek mythology and the legend of Troy.
S. Mitchell and G. Nagy (Cambridge, Mass., 2000). Lynn-George, M., Epos: Word,
Narrative and the 'Iliad' (Basingstoke, 1988). Mackie, H., Talking Trojan: Speech
and Community in the 'Iliad' (Lanham, Md., 1996). Macleod, C. W. (ed.), Homer: ...
Publisher: OUP Oxford
'War, the bringer of tears...' War, glory, despair, and mourning: for 2,700 years the Iliad has gripped listeners and readers with the story of Achilles' anger and Hector's death. This tragic episode during the siege of Troy, sparked by a quarrel between the leader of the Greek army and its mightiest warrior, Achilles, is played out between mortals and gods, with devastating human consequences. It is a story of many truths, speaking of awesome emotions, the quest for fame and revenge, the plight of women, and the lighthearted laughter of the gods. Above all, it confronts us with war in all its brutality - and with fleeting images of peace, which punctuate the poem as distant memories, startling comparisons, and doomed aspirations. The Iliad's extraordinary power testifies to the commitment of its many readers, who have turned to it in their own struggles to understand life and death. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.
“I wasn't speaking to you!” she snapped maliciously. “I was talking to the lady.”
Caught in the middle of the exchange, Giordino was afraid of speaking, his voice
a sure giveaway that he wasn't feminine. When he spoke, it was a squeaky high ...
Author: Clive Cussler
In his first adventure since the revelation that he’s a parent, Dirk Pitt must uncover the truth behind the myth of another long-lost father-figure, Homer’s Odysseus, if he’s going to stop a dangerous cult from reshaping the earth in their own image. Fraternal twins, Summer Pitt and Dirk Pitt, Jr., are working to determine the origin of a strange brown tide infesting the ocean off the shore of Nicaragua when two startling things happen: Summer discovers an artifact, something strange and beautiful and ancient. And the worst storm in years boils up out of the sky, heading straight for them and a nearby floating luxury resort hotel called Ocean Wanderer. The peril for everybody concerned is incalculable. And now that Dirk Pitt has learned he’s a father, he will stop at nothing to protect his two children. He rushes into the chaos, only to find that what’s left in the storm’s wake makes the furies of nature pale in comparison. For there is an all-too-human evil at work in that part of the world, and Summer’s relic may be the only clue to the man calling the shots. Whoever he is, he’s connected to a cult that believes the Celts, also known as the Achaeans, reached the New World millennia before the accepted history suggests. If he’s right, his ancestors laid the foundation for the work he will soon complete—and our world will be a very different place. Though if Summer's discovery is to be believed, the world is already a very different place...
The one was Michael Joseph , a blacksmith or farrier of Bodmin ; a notable talking fellow , and no less desirous to be talked of . The other was Thomas
Flammoch , a lawyer ; who by telling his neighbours commonly upon any
occasion , that the ...
The Trojans are suspicious. Everyone is talking at once. Inside the horse's
wooden belly, the Greeks can hear what the Trojans are saying. Burn the Greek
horse! Chop it to pieces! Push it into the sea! King Priam arrives. He, too, is
Author: Emily Little
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Illus. in full color. "An ancient history lesson emerges from this account of the way the Greeks tricked the Trojans and rescued Helen of Troy. The book is well tailored to younger readers with careful explanations and short sentences; a pronunciation guide is appended. Drawings portray the story's main events. A nice supplement to units on ancient Greece or mythology."--Booklist.
Then I was walking along the deck in the wake of the three industrialists, who
were talking audibly of Russia, and I knew that my fears had been groundless.
Dressed in brown tweeds with a virulent yellow tie and a green pork-pie hat, it
Author: Hammond Innes
Publisher: A&C Black
Andrew Kilmartin was a quietly respectable lawyer working in the City of London. Until the day a wanted killer forced a way into his office. Against all the odds, Kilmartin believed that Franz Schmidt was innocent. But it was a belief that would endanger not only his own life, but also that of Schmidt's beautiful daughter, Freya ? now guardian of her father's latest, and most revolutionary invention. Because there were some who would commit any crime to ensure that they alone held the key to all of Schmidt's secrets?
He also enjoys talking with his friends and watching sports on television—
especially Trojan football games—and remembering the good times and the
good people. Chapter 19 CHARLE YOUNG A Spiritual, Stabilizing, and Wise
Leader 143 ...
Author: Bill Block
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Sports & Recreation
Bill Blocks Trojans 1972: An Immortal Team of Mortal Men captures the story of 47- USC football players, beyond their glory days on campus and into their everyday lives as men. The 1972 Trojans are considered one of the greatest teams in the history of college football. They defeated Ohio State 42-17 in the 1973 Rose Bowl to complete an undefeated 12-0 season and were crowned national champions. Each chapter is a mini biography told through the eyes of each player. Each and every player from that 72 team whether as powerful as fullback Sam Bam Cunningham, as intellectually gifted as defensive back Marvin Cobb, or as massive as offensive lineman Pete Adams, eventually became one of us. A mortal. Youll fi nd humor; youll fi nd sorrow; and youll fi nd football. Most of all youll fi nd lessons about being mortal.
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The Trojan Women by Euripides and Helen and Orestes by Ritsos Euripides ...
Sometimes even now , as I lie here in bed , I try to raise my arms , to stand on
tiptoe – to stand on air – the third flower - ( She stopped talking . Her head fell
Publisher: Exile Editions, Ltd.
Category: Greek drama (Tragedy)
With a stunning command of the Greek language and a mastery of poetic nuance, this translation of Euripides' play breathes unparalleled life into an ancient masterpiece. Using vocabulary that gives the sense that the play was written with an appreciation of and application to the 20th and 21st centuries, this adaptation goes beyond the timeless plot of the consequences of war and the fate of both the victors and the losers and focuses on the modern day issues of feminism and women's rights. Also included in this volume are two long poems"Helen" and "Orestes"by contemporary Greek poet Yannis Ritsos, who was nominated for the Nobel Prize.
If I described those afternoons to Ivan , would he have any idea what I was talking
about ? Because it was so cold , we had the whole space of green and brown to
ourselves , empty flower beds curving round us like fat sleeping fingers . ' I want ...
Author: Dorothy Johnston
Publisher: Wakefield Press
Category: Literary Criticism
When a powerful but unpopular bureaucrat is accused of theft and computer fraud, Sandra is convinced that the charge is false. But how to track down the culprit when almost anyone could be an enemy?
HECUBA: I think everybody has lost perspective slightly on who they are talking
to. CASSANDRA: Are you aware this water is red? HECUBA: It's normal filtered
water. CASSANDRA: I'm not mad. I have so much love. I have so much of it.
Author: Caroline Bird
Publisher: Oberon Books
The war is over. Beyond the prison walls, Troy and its people burn. Inside the prison, the city’s captive women await their fate. Stalking the antiseptic confines of its mother and baby unit is Hecuba, the fallen Trojan queen. But her grief at what has been before will soon be drowned out by the horror of what is to come, as the Greek lust for vengeance consumes everything – man, woman and baby – in its path.