1. Forum on "An Iliad," with Andy Zee, Kathleen Chalfant, Lisa Peterson, and Denis O'Hare


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    Actor Denis O'Hare, director Lisa Peterson, and actor Kathleen Chalfant joined Andy Zee, spokesperson of Revolution Books, in a discussion of AN ILIAD, a one-man play now running at the New York Theatre Workshop. This play, written by Denis O'Hare (who also stars) and Lisa Peterson (who also directs), is based on Homer's famous epic poem. This discussion is the first in a joint project between Revolution Books and the New York Theatre Workshop aimed at bringing our audiences together for evenings that dig deeply into the plays -- both the art and the themes.

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    • An Iliad - Full Play


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      • Achilles in Vietnam


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        This documentary, developed as an undergraduate thesis film by director Charles Berkowitz, is based on the groundbreaking book, "Achilles in Vietnam : Combat Trauma and the Undoing of Character", by Dr. Jonathan Shay. In it, Shay examines the psychological devastation of war by comparing the soldiers of Homer's Iliad with Vietnam veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder. Although the Iliad was written twenty-seven centuries ago it has much to teach about combat trauma, as do the more recent, compelling voices and experiences of Vietnam veterans.

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        • Imaging the Iliad: A Digital Renaissance


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          The Iliad, Homer’s epic poem about Achilles and The Trojan War, is the center of this story about an international team of Classicists and Scientists who work together using state-of-the-art technologies to reveal the mysteries of the Venetus A, the oldest existing complete text of the Homeric Iliad. Meticulously crafted in Byzantium the Venetus A has been stored for 500 years in the Marciana Library in Venice, Italy. Its thousand-year-old pages contain handwritten notes recording a tradition of scholarship going back to the Ptolemaic scholars of the second century BCE. Two thousand years after the start of that tradition, technology brings scholars and lovers of Homer a new opportunity to rediscover the intricacies of this precious manuscript. The interdisciplinary research team struggles to reconcile old and new and overcome technical challenges as they press toward the goal of preserving for all time one of the most valuable artifacts of the Byzantine Empire. See the pages on your iPad, alongside the translation! Download the Imaging the Iliad app from the iTunes App Store: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/imaging-the-iliad/id422984341?mt=8 See the pages online at the Homer Multitext Site: http://www.homermultitext.org/

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          • The Ancients: History and Myth with Stacy Schiff, Sir Peter Stothard, and Caroline Alexander at Boston Book Festival 2010


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            Can we ever truly understand the ancients? Have history and legend blended irrevocably? And has Hollywood warped our view? Pulitzer Prize winner Stacy Schiff talks about Cleopatra, Sir Peter Stothard explores a famous slave rebellion in The Spartacus Road, while Caroline Alexander provides a fascinating look at the timeless classic, The Iliad, in The War That Killed Achilles. Hosted by Boston Phoenix Executive Editor Peter Kadzis.

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            • Zone interdite du 14/09/2014 - Ecole 42


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              Partie sur l’École 42 de l'émission Zone Interdite diffusée sur M6 le 14 septembre 2014 à 20h50.

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              • 4 Things I Wish You Knew About God Part 4 - It's Easy To Believe In God


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                In the final part of 4 Things I Wish You Knew About God, we take a look at scripture and science to see where God is in both of these things, and in light of this, the best way to share the gospel with others.

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                • La caduta di Troia (1911)


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                  La caduta di Troia, 1911, Giovanni Pastrone, Luigi Romano Borgnetto. International titles: La caduta di Troia (1911) Optional English subtitles The Fall of Troy De van von Troje La caida de Troya La chûte de Troie Trojan kukistus Subtitles (these have been translated as literally as possible): Homer, the great Greek poet of the 9th century before Christ, in the Iliad sings to his countrymen of the heroic deeds of the Greeks before Troy in the years 1194 to 1184 before Christ. Which Homer managed to convey so glowingly to contemporary and descendant in his Ilias consisting of 24 songs about the battle of the Greeks, before and in Troy. THE FALL OF TROY pageant in two parts first part Homer, the great Greek poet of the 9th century before Christ, in the Iliad sings to his countrymen of the heroic deeds of the Greeks before Troy in the years 1194 to 1184 before Christ. Which Homer managed to convey so glowingly to contemporary and descendant in his Ilias consisting of 24 songs about the battle of the Greeks, before and in Troy. Menelaus, king of Sparta, departing to visit the court of his brother Agamemnon takes leave of his wife Helen, who was famous for her extraordinary beauty. Paris, son of the Trojan king, comes to the court of Menelaus and in his absence is greeted by Helen. The young Trojan has made a deep impression on the beautiful Helen, with his magnificent retinue and the offering of more than royal Oriental treasures, so unknown to the Spartan people. The loyal slave of Menelaus, who spied on the Queen and Paris when Venus, the goddess of love, covered them with her veil, brings the message to the king of his wife's infidelity. Carried by the god Zephyrus, representing the soft wind of love in the fable lore, Helen is transported to Troy, there to be received with royal honours at Paris' side. The joint Greek monarchs decide to exterminate Troy, and so avenge the indignity that Paris, the king's son, has inflicted upon one of the bravest Spartan monarch. While the luxurious daily routine continues during the 10 year siege of Troy, a message is brought that another tremendous attack by the besiegers has been beaten off. end of the first part THE FALL OF TROY second part Since the Greeks could not overcome the city by force, it is decided to resort to cunning. A number of soldiers was hidden in a wooden horse of great proportions and by quick departure of the troops it was made as if the siege has been broken. The trick has worked. The Trojans think that the Greeks have fled in a hurry and even left behind the statue dedicated to one of their gods. The Trojans decide to bring the horse, this idol of the Greeks, inside the walls of Troy for the appeasement of their own gods. The colossal size of the horse makes it necessary that a part of the fortress wall must be torn down, a gap which the Trojans in their flush of victory fail to repair. Ulysses the brave and cunning Greek, to whose brain occurred the trick, reports that the plan has worked. The wall has been torn down; the horse in which the soldiers are hidden, is in the city. Now continue the attack on Troy. The Greek soldiers, the living contents of the wooden horse, begin their destructive work by setting fire to Troy in several places. Through the gap that the Trojans had made to bring in the horse, now enter the Greek soldiers, and surprise the Trojans, already frightened by the fire. The death of Paris THE END

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                  • Meynin Part Two


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                    The middle section of the film "Meynin", an adaptation of Homer's Iliad by Calvin College students and alumni. War has reached the very walls of Troy, and Hektor must continue to lead his warriors against the forces of King Agamemnon. But just as the tide of battle shifts, a familiar face again appears on the battlefield, sent by the gods themselves. Due to MB restrictions, the final section of the film will appear in another week or so.

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                    • The Comedy of Hamlet


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                      Season 5 / 2007 Taking quite possibly the greatest play ever written and reducing it to rambled witticisms, obscure pop references and complete technical deconstruction, this is Blashco's world-famous satire of William Shakespeare's Hamlet. Voices: Asher Refailov Haydn Winston Mikey Forrest Brett Forrest Kelly Parker Jared Johnson Written and Cut by: Asher Refailov Haydn Winston

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