Diomedes: The Underrated Hero of the Iliad

In the early books of the Iliad, when Achilles withdraws from the Greek army in rage, Diomedes emerged as the…

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Hector and Polydamas: The Iliad’s Great Debate

One of the most fascinating passages of Homer’s Iliad takes place in book 12, when the Trojans have successfully broken…

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Did the Iliad and the Odyssey Have the Same Author?

It’s one of the longest-lasting mysteries in the world. Did the Iliad and the Odyssey have the same author? Was…

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Heinrich Schliemann: Discoverer of Troy

There are two kinds of people in this world – the ones that stay in the bubble of “reason” and…

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He Who Endures the Most Unfairness, Wins

People tend to make excuses to avoid work or hardship, a phenomenon that I call the Excuse Demon. One of…

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How Homer’s Writing Style Can Make You More Persuasive

There are two ways to become a better writer: write more and read more. I first read the Odyssey at…

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Achilles vs. Hector: Who Was The Better Man?

Hector takes his stand outside the gates and under the beetling towers of Troy as his countrymen and allies rush…

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