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Just an observation and a smile

Postby Rhoover60 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 12:03 am

As I was working through the early lines of The Illiad, I came to these lines:

ἢ εἰ δή ποτέ τοι κατὰ πίονα μηρί' ἔκηα
ταύρων ἠδ' αἰγῶν, τόδέ μοι κρήηνον ἐέλδωρ·

I had to smile as I had to interrupt my work in order to turn the chicken thighs on the grill.
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Re: Just an observation and a smile

Postby Hylander » Wed Feb 08, 2017 3:24 am

Homeric heroes would never eat chicken (or fish, unless there was nothing else to eat). Red meat only! For the most part they didn't live long enough for heart disease to catch up with them.
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Re: Just an observation and a smile

Postby Rhoover60 » Wed Feb 08, 2017 11:56 pm

I realized the difference at the time it happened. However, I did not call Apollo's attention to it!
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Re: Just an observation and a smile

Postby Paul Derouda » Fri Feb 10, 2017 7:36 pm

Menelaus is stranded on a desert island with his men, when she encounters a goddess. The men are already desperate with hunger to the point that they go fishing!

ἥ μ’ οἴῳ ἔρροντι συνήντετο νόσφιν ἑταίρων·
αἰεὶ γὰρ περὶ νῆσον ἀλώμενοι ἰχθυάασκον
γναμπτοῖσ’ ἀγκίστροισιν, ἔτειρε δὲ γαστέρα λιμός.
(4.363 ff.)
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