Daily Archives: April 20, 2020

David Bruce: Homer’s ILIAD: A Retelling in Prose — Book 1: The Rage of Achilles and the Quarrel by the Ships

Book 1: The Rage of Achilles and the Quarrel by the Ships Rage. Goddess, use me to tell the story of the rage of Achilles, a Greek warrior who had the rage of a god. The rage of the son … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Virgil’s AENEID: A Retelling in Prose — Book 12: A Destiny Fulfilled

Book 12: A Destiny Fulfilled Turnus knew that his troops had been defeated again in a major battle. Twice they had faced Aeneas’ troops, and twice Aeneas’ troops had defeated them. Turnus knew that he should meet Aeneas in single … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Virgil’s AENEID: A Retelling in Prose — Book 11: Camilla and Other Warriors

Book 11: Camilla and Other Warriors After the battle, the enemy warriors retreated to Latium, the country of King Latinus. Turnus was also there. The Trojans stayed at their camp. At dawn, Aeneas made a trophy for Mars. He cut … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Virgil’s AENEID: A Retelling in Prose — Book 10: Deaths of Loved Ones in Battle

Book 10: Deaths of Loved Ones in Battle On Mount Olympus that night, Jupiter called a council of the gods. The gods arrived, and Jupiter said to them, “Why are you gods taking sides and fighting? I did not want … Continue reading

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