"The rule is to know and keep silent. Even if there is foul play, without the rule there is no game." The Club Dumas by Reverte
"The requirements of the hero's death...is dictated not so much by the narrative traditions of epic but by the ritual traditions of cult."
"The principle…that a god's wrath against mortals takes precedence over a god's protection of those same mortals." Tobias Anthony Myers
"The pig persists in spite of every effort to give him wings". Apparently Adam Gopnik doesn't know about the mythic giant Chrysaor
"The person whose calls you always take? That's the relationship you're in. I hope you two are very happy together." The Devil Wears Prada
"The most startling silence in the voluble divine community...is the absence of any reproach made to Thetis for her...intervention” Slatkin
"The most common (Homeric) verb root...for "answer, reply" ...is ameib-, which means "exchange". http://t.co/GPIx0AzoEN
"The modest lover in his dread of saying too much, very often says too little.” Casanova, Giacomo. “Memoirs of Casanova"
"The logic of the myth is cumulative, not reversible." Leonard Muellner in the Anger of Achilles.
"The immortal gods have put between them and us the sweat that goes with virtue.” Works and Days 289"
"The Iliad is a whole world!" My friend Maya M
"The Iliad is a ritual that simultaneously honors Troy in the distant past and wipes it out in the performances moment." Tobias Myers
"The heroes stood out among them (the crowd) like bright stars among clouds." Argonauica 1.238-240
"The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left." Ecc 10:2 Hence conservative/right, liberal/left.
"The hair of Menelaus, xanthos/xanthe ‘golden’, is a marker of the hero’s future immortalization." https://t.co/yYMJTqUgIX
"The gods shall find there, wondrous fair, the golden tables amid the grass." The Hauksbok"
"The god at Delphi doesn't speak. He doesn't hide. He speaks in signs." Heraclitus
"The genius behind our Iliad's artistic unity is in large part the Greek epic tradition itself." Best of the Achaeans" Gregory Nagy
"The exclusion of Odysseus in the dual greeting would...remind ...of the enmity between him and Achilles" Best of the Achaeans Chapter 3.19
"The Embassy Scene serves as the ultimate eye-opener for Achilles...Agamemnon, severely hard-pressed wants to buy him out" Stamatia Dova
"The dual constructions of IX 196-198 express a pointed exclusion of Odysseus from those who are most dear to Achilles" Gregory Nagy
"The difference between men and gods is conceived of more as a difference in degree rather than a difference in kind. " Lorenzo F. Garcia Jr.
"The difference between fiction and lying." she says irritably, "is the difference between imagination and laziness." Diana Abu-Jaber
"The cloud-born...grow hot w/wine deep-drained...overthrowing their tables they start up...the affray" Thebaid 5.260 http://t.co/aR7XsUiE1L
"The bronze sky is beyond his reach forever, but he has found all the happiness our mortal race can come to." Pythian 10, Pindar
"The arrows of Artemis hunt down Tityus, so that men might learn to yearn for things that are with their grasp." Pythian 3, Pindar
"The act of picking up a rock...always marked a decisive turn of the tide of battle in favour of the rock-wielder." https://t.co/XD1kiK85BP
"The absence of yes + time = no." The Good Wife
"Straight up, like the smoke from a sacrifice in the calm of dawn." The Club Dumas by Reverte
"Stop! Abandon your anger" Iliad IX 260
"Sophocles drew men as they ought to be; Euripides, as they were.”-Aristotle, Poetics 1460b35
"Son of Peleus had cast aside his wrath and had chosen friendliness; and each man gazed about to see how he might escape" Iliad 16.281-3
"So that the blessed gods...as before may have their way of life and their accustomed places apart from men" Hesiod frag. 204.102-103MW
"Slate-gray eyes...about as warm as a Scandinavian fjord at three in the morning." The Club Dumas by Reverte
"Singing, eating garlic, smoking bad tobacco...most noxious, and drinking wine of their own country, as black as ink" http://t.co/cwp0uukP0u
"She looked like the statue of Pandora before it had been quickened by the divine flame.”The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt,