The Hour 25 community is pleased to welcome Seemee Ali (Carthage College) for a CHS Open House discussion to be held on Thursday March 12 at 11a.m. EDT. The conversation, entitled ‘Eros and Cosmos: Approaching the Golden Cloud of Iliad 14′ will focus on the great seduction scene.
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To prepare for this discussion, participants might like to read the following focus passages, provided below as PDF files extracted from our Sourcebook translation:
The main passage is Iliad 14 153–360.
She may also refer to these other, shorter passages elsewhere in the Iliad:
- Iliad 4 58–61
- Iliad 8 5–27
- Iliad 8 470–484
- Iliad 15 4–77
- Iliad 16 431–461
Focus Passage Iliad 14 153-360
Further Focus Passages
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Seemee Ali (PhD University of Dallas) teaches at Carthage College, where she holds a joint appointment in the interdisciplinary Great Ideas Program and the English Department. Her most recent essay, “Wallace Stevens’ Scrawny Cry,” appears in The Lyric Prospect (Dallas Institute Press, 2012). She is now working on a book about immortality and finitude in the Iliad, tentatively entitled The Reconciliation of Hera and Thetis.