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Thread: The Iliad vs. The Odyssey

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    Default The Iliad vs. The Odyssey

    I read both books recently, so i thought id see which one people enjoyed more and why, or if anyone has read them lol

    personally i enjoyed The Iliad more, mostly because it is more war like but also the story is a classic representation of heroic tragedy, which i didnt get so much out of The Odyssey

    anyone have other thoughts?

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    both cool shit

    theres this one part in the iliad, book two i believe, where motherfucker lists every cocksucker in the entire Achaian army. worst thing to read through. pages and pages of pointless names. almost didnt make it through

    but i think i liked the odyssesy more just because the story was new to me. hasnt been clichéd countless times like the iliad but they're both good food

    read the aeneid. also good


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    ya that was a shitty part of the book, but some of the names listed help to know whos from where leading what contingent, but i feel ya. both books have there pros and cons, i just like how descriptive Homer is with everything.

    i cant find the Aeneid, its always out at the library lol must be good

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