By Sebastian Junger
From America’s maximum chronicler of lifestyles lived at its extremes and the bestselling writer of "The ideal Storm," "War," and "A loss of life in Belmont" comes an extraordinary paintings of fiction, an intimate, brutal account of a tender American journalist attempting to live to tell the tale his most recent assignment.
Daniel desired to get away the Midwest and its small-town newspapers, yet he didn’t join this: a war-torn West African urban strung in barbed twine, its embassies deserted, baby squaddies brandishing weapons within the streets. Andre, the veteran photographer Daniel is paired with, is acquainted with all of it—the jungle, the locals, and particularly the attendant hazards of masking war—and pushes them to head deeper into the clash, to get to front traces. but in a conflict like this, there aren't any trustworthy traces of protection. Western principles don't observe, and atrocity is color-blind. simply whilst Daniel thinks he’s confident his fearless companion to retreat, they come at what may be the finish of the line for either one of them.
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139, believes Pindar’s use of the word “Homeridai” (Appendix C1) refers to epic artists in general. Case in point: the rhapsode Kynaithos, described in the scholion of Pindar’s poem (Appendix C2). West 1999, sees Kynaithos as an official Homeridai rhapsode with full Homeridai privileges, whose practice of changing lines and adding works under the name of Homer was standard among the Homeridai. However, the scholion makes a distinction in terminology of the word “Homeridai” – it used to be a select group of people who claimed descent from Homer, but later is applied to all rhapsodes.
76 Snodgrass 1998, pp. 69-70, lists what he considers to be major events in each book of the Iliad, few of which actually occur with a “disproportionate” frequency. ”77 He furnishes the following surprising statistic: First, if a picture has legendary or mythical but otherwise equivocal subject-matter and we are uncertain whether or not it portrays an event narrated in the Iliad or the Odyssey then, other things being equal, there is perhaps a one-in-ten chance, perhaps slightly better, that it does so.
721-725; the Wooden Horse, Od. 523-532; Achilleus’ fight with Memnon, Od. 522; the death of Lokrian Aias and Athena’s hatred of him (for the rape of Kassandra), Od. 498-511; Telamonian Aias’ suicide Od. 541-567; the Seven Against Thebes, Il. 222-223. See Burgess 2001, p. 209, n. 1, for a list of non-Trojan War legendary material referred to in Homer. See Kullmann 1960, pp. 5-11, for a full list of Trojan War stories. See Allen 1924, pp. 75-76, for passages in the Odyssey that possibly refer to Epic Cycle events.
A World Made of Blood by Sebastian Junger