Sunday, May 01, 2005

"Glory" in Epic Proportions

A beautiful photograph of Athena and Diomedes from the Greek Mythology Link .

Idealized representations of how Greek mythology impacted foundations of Western thought--the Agony and the Ecstasy!Posted by Hello


At 10:44 AM, Blogger map reader said...


I commented more extensively below, but I did want to mention that I read the Simic poem and, to play with the experience, took each link out to the myth site. It is a weird experience in that it both pulls you out of the poem but also amplifies it. Now I have the combination of the beautiful paininting of Hector chiding Paris to leave his love and take arms intermingled into my reading of this poem. It makes sense as it works with the tension between women and war but Paris is not, offically, part of Simic's poem. Yet I now have a link between Paris and this poem. So--it certainly shaped my reading.

The live links, too, seem to buzz as they sit there in the poem. At first I thought, no, I won't take the links, but--like email--I couldn't resist taking a peek.

At 3:48 PM, Blogger Wacky World said...

Hey Pamela--

This is a beautiful picture. Myth (and art surrounding myth)does so much to rekindle our imagination of life and the possibilities that it holds for us.


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