Posts Tagged by anger
|October 3, 2018||Filled under Core Vocab, Featured||
In the gloss provided by Gregory Nagy in H24H and the associated Sourcebook, mēnis is summarized as “superhuman anger, cosmic sanction”. Following the Kosmos Society Book Club discussion about Leonard Muellner’s The Anger of Achilles: Mênis in Greek Epic, we became interested in finding out how the word was used in other texts, so it seems appropriate to choose this for the next Core Vocab discussion. To whom is the term applied? What situations incur mēnis? How closely do they correspond to the epic examples? Is there a difference between male and female mēnis? And how are the related terms used in other texts?
|September 1, 2018||Filled under Book Club, Featured||
“The subject of the Iliad is the anger of Achilles, not Achilles himself. But what is this anger of his?”
In this month’s Book Club selection we will be reading how Leonard Muellner uses the insights of Albert Lord on epic themes, and looks at such anger not as a universal feeling but as culture-specific. “Ultimately, a wide-eyed journey into the world of epic and its mightiest feelings stands to benefit both heart and mind.” Read more…
|May 6, 2014||Filled under Featured, In Focus, Kosmos Society Text||
|524 This is how [houtōs] we [= I, Phoenix] learned it, the glories [klea] of men [andrōn] of an earlier time [prosthen], |525 who were heroes [hērōes], whenever one of them was overcome by tempestuous anger. |526 They could be persuaded by way of gifts and could be swayed by words. |527 I totally recall […] Read more…