anger

Core Vocab: mēnis

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… Read more

Book Club | September 2018: The Anger of Achilles: Mênis in Greek Epic

"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… Read more