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I've read The Illiad in English...

bborchar
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Jun 15 2013, 10:05pm


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I've read The Illiad in English... [In reply to] Can't Post

...and the Aeneid in Latin (ugh) and English. I enjoyed those stories because I absolutely love Greek and Roman mythology. To me, Tolkien's LotR doesn't feel like mythology. It feels like an invented world that has its own mythology...but I'd rather read the two separately, instead of cramming the two together in some places that don't need it. Obviously, it's just my opinion, and yours is a very valid one, too- my husband is an avid reader of the books.

"Arma virumque cano, Troiae qui primus ab oris Italiam, fato profugus, Laviniaque venit litora..."

"Arms, and the man I sing, the one who came, compelled by fate and exiled out of Troy, to Italy, and the Lavinian coast..."

Our teacher forced us to memorize the openings of both over 15 years ago, and I still remember perfectly, lol.


"Go on. Walk on. You must be destroyed."

"Good boy! That's the spirit! Bring my miserable line to an end. Up, up! Come, Scientist, destroy me! Destroy your creation! Come!"

~Frankenstein


(This post was edited by bborchar on Jun 15 2013, 10:06pm)

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Did PJ actually react to any criticism on AUJ? Nagini6 Send a private message to Nagini6 Jun 12 2013, 2:08pm
    I doubt it very much frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 2:15pm
        what were Maciliel Send a private message to Maciliel Jun 12 2013, 2:21pm
            Lovely Bones reviews frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 2:25pm
        Agreed Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jun 12 2013, 2:38pm
        Sort of like what happened with King Kong malickfan Send a private message to malickfan Jun 12 2013, 2:52pm
    well from watching the trailer Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 12 2013, 2:22pm
    Certainly doesn't look like it... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jun 12 2013, 2:36pm
        Roller-coaster telcontar7 Send a private message to telcontar7 Jun 12 2013, 2:47pm
            One of the main complaints about AUJ... Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jun 12 2013, 3:08pm
                Human JWPlatt Jun 12 2013, 3:21pm
                    Exactly Salmacis81 Send a private message to Salmacis81 Jun 12 2013, 4:14pm
                    I think thats why GOT is so popular Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 12 2013, 5:49pm
                        I think that may be part of it but not all. Escapist Send a private message to Escapist Jun 12 2013, 6:40pm
                Physics? telcontar7 Send a private message to telcontar7 Jun 12 2013, 3:37pm
                    Hhhmmmm.... frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 3:45pm
                    If fantasy fims were the equivalent of Loony Tunes... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jun 12 2013, 4:05pm
                        As opposed... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 12 2013, 4:12pm
                            You're talking about two different things frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 4:14pm
                                It's lazy writing... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 12 2013, 4:20pm
                                    We'll have to agree to differ frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 4:24pm
                                        Well... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 12 2013, 4:26pm
                                            Ridiculous to you, maybe Altaira Send a private message to Altaira Jun 13 2013, 3:54am
                                                I didn't mean it in a derogatory way... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 13 2013, 4:43am
                                    Would it be ok imin Send a private message to imin Jun 12 2013, 7:19pm
                                        It's not so much the times it happens... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 12 2013, 7:30pm
                                        Beorn BeornBerserker Send a private message to BeornBerserker Jun 13 2013, 1:22am
                                I would say that Frodo and Sam would have been incinerated at Mount Doom Glorfindela Send a private message to Glorfindela Jun 12 2013, 4:24pm
                            That sequence was another example of where Jackson trying too hard to link TH with LotR blew it for me! Eleniel Send a private message to Eleniel Jun 12 2013, 4:18pm
                            Yeah. Pretty much... Otaku-sempai Send a private message to Otaku-sempai Jun 12 2013, 4:19pm
                            magical Eagles that Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 12 2013, 5:44pm
                            Re: Eagles and such KW Jun 14 2013, 5:57pm
                                Coincidences do happen... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 14 2013, 6:10pm
                                    Coincidences KW Jun 14 2013, 8:34pm
                                        I guess I would rank them like this: bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 14 2013, 8:51pm
                                            My ranking is ever changing.. KW Jun 14 2013, 11:10pm
                                                I don't mind stories that take time to develop... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 15 2013, 12:20am
                                                    I don't recall ever really having the pit stop problem myself.. KW Jun 15 2013, 3:24pm
                                                        I've read The Illiad in English... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 15 2013, 10:05pm
    He sticks to his vision. Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Jun 12 2013, 3:09pm
        But by the same token... frodolives Send a private message to frodolives Jun 12 2013, 3:15pm
        Sad.. Nagini6 Send a private message to Nagini6 Jun 12 2013, 3:18pm
            Sorry? Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Jun 12 2013, 3:23pm
                Well. Nagini6 Send a private message to Nagini6 Jun 12 2013, 3:30pm
                    I know... Arannir Send a private message to Arannir Jun 12 2013, 3:33pm
                    I think thats what frustrates me the most Elenorflower Send a private message to Elenorflower Jun 12 2013, 5:57pm
    Well... bborchar Send a private message to bborchar Jun 12 2013, 4:10pm
    The fact that the teaser is so chock-full of things Captain Salt Send a private message to Captain Salt Jun 12 2013, 4:14pm
    He didn't really comment on the LOTR complaints, either. Silverlode Send a private message to Silverlode Jun 12 2013, 5:18pm
        I'm sure you're right... Cave Troll Send a private message to Cave Troll Jun 12 2013, 5:44pm
    Do you mean react as in release a statement or imin Send a private message to imin Jun 12 2013, 7:16pm
    Needs no explanation, yet Dwarvenfury Send a private message to Dwarvenfury Jun 12 2013, 7:54pm
    Jumping to conclusions from a trailer isn't Gandalfian Rostron2 Send a private message to Rostron2 Jun 13 2013, 1:16am
    I doubt that Peter Jackson worries much Noria Send a private message to Noria Jun 13 2013, 4:22pm

 
 
 

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