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References to Illiad and the oddessy in literature?

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  • 9 years ago
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    Give a man a fish -- he eats for a day, teach him to fish...he eats for a lifetime!

    First go to Yahoo and enter Iliad

    Now find the top of the list : Iliad - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia and go there.

    Look at the Contents box on the let side and read down to #6:

    6 Influence on the arts and literature

    6.1 20th century

    6.2 Contemporary popular culture

    Read that and you will have your answer!

    William Shakespeare used the plot of the Iliad as source material for his play Troilus and Cressida, but focused on a medieval legend, the love story of Troilus, son of King Priam of Troy, and Cressida, daughter of the Trojan soothsayer Calchas. The play, often considered to be a comedy, reverses traditional views on events of the Trojan War and depicts Achilles as a coward, Ajax as a dull, unthinking mercenary, etc.

    Robert Browning's poem Development discusses his childhood introduction to the matter of the Iliad and his delight in the epic, as well as contemporary debates about its authorship.

    [edit] 20th century

    Simone Weil wrote the essay "The Iliad or the Poem of Force" in 1939 shortly after the commencement of World War II. It has been claimed that the essay describes how the Iliad demonstrates the way force, exercised to the extreme in war, reduces both victim and aggressor to the level of the slave and the unthinking automaton.[46]

    The 1954 Broadway musical The Golden Apple by librettist John Treville Latouche and composer Jerome Moross was freely adapted from the Iliad and the Odyssey, re-setting the action to America's Washington state in the years after the Spanish-American War, with events inspired by the Iliad in Act One and events inspired by the Odyssey in Act Two.

    Christa Wolf's 1983 novel Kassandra is a critical engagement with the Iliad. Wolf's narrator is Cassandra, whose thoughts we hear at the moment just before her murder by Clytemnestra in Sparta. Wolf's narrator presents a feminist's view of the war, and of war in general. Cassandra's story is accompanied by four essays which Wolf delivered as the Frankfurter Poetik-Vorlesungen. The essays present Wolf's concerns as a writer and rewriter of this canonical story and show the genesis of the novel through Wolf's own readings and in a trip she took to Greece.

    [edit] Contemporary popular culture

    An epic science fiction adaptation/tribute by acclaimed author Dan Simmons titled Ilium was released in 2003. The novel received a Locus Award for best science fiction novel of 2003.

    Yokanaan Kearns wrote a stage version of The Iliad titled "Dis/Troy." The one-hour adaptation aimed at adolescents, in which four actors play all the major characters, was workshopped and read to the public at the Kennedy Center 2002 New Visions/New Voices Festival, premiered in 2003 at Honolulu Theatre for Youth, and published by Playscripts Inc.

    A loose film adaptation of the Iliad, Troy, was released in 2004. Though the film received mixed reviews, it was a commercial success, particularly in international sales. It grossed $133 million in the United States and $497 million worldwide, placing it in the 70th top-grossing movies of all time.[47]

    Intertextuality was utilized by Craig Janacek in his 2011 novel The Anger of Achilles Peterson, where the story of the Iliad is relived by professional basketball players in 1927 Albany and Troy, New York

    Do the same with The Odyssey

    Go luck and happy researching!

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  • 4 years ago

    Iliad Wikipedia

  • 9 years ago

    The novel Ulysses by James Joyce.

    The novels illium and Olympos by Dan Simmons.

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