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Illustrating the Odyssey or Illiad

Postby Prince Imdol » Thu Sep 27, 2007 2:05 am

Both two great books, the Odyssey and the Illiad, full of the epic hero cycle, and many different plots going on, I think it would be a great book to illustrate. You would not have to illustrate the hard scenes, or the...... scenes, but you could illustrate the ones with Prince Telemachus and such.


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Postby Maedhros » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:54 am

Now that would be a gargantuan project... :shock:

And what's this thing with English and latinizing Greek words?* There is no U in Greek... so I guess you refer to Telemachos ;)

And, as a matter of interest, what would a .....scene be?


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Postby Sir Kohran » Thu Sep 27, 2007 6:46 am

I actually considered this a while ago (at the time I had a quote from Odysseus in my sig); I was reading the Samuel Butler translation and it is a truly epic story. I abandoned the idea when I realised just how many characters there actually were; probably the largest cast in literary history. Perhaps someone like the guy who does the Brick Testament could do this but I think it's a project beyond the reach of most of us. You could do individual scenes though.
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Postby Prince Imdol » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:07 am

Maedhros wrote:Now that would be a gargantuan project... :shock:

And what's this thing with English and latinizing Greek words?* There is no (you) in Greek... so I guess you refer to Telemachos ;)

And, as a matter of interest, what would a .....scene be?


*Nothing personal gainst you, Imdol.




Look, I am not going to be a kreek scholor or anything. I am just refering to the book, Odyssey.

I thought out a scene, and I am beginning it.


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Postby Athos » Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:41 pm

Be a great project. Would be tough since you are missing some of the fantasy elements (the Cyclops comes to mind). It would also be a great theme, though I'm not sure how much kids would be into it.

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Postby Prince Imdol » Thu Sep 27, 2007 11:39 pm

I'm a kid, and I love it! Its such an awesome book!


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Postby Ianan » Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:43 pm

Not me. I (being part of the ADD generation) got bored before the second page... :?
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Postby Prince Imdol » Fri Sep 28, 2007 10:11 pm

Nobody appreciates the good classics's anymore.....



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Postby Sir Kohran » Sat Sep 29, 2007 11:16 am

Prince Imdol wrote:Nobody appreciates the good classics's anymore.....



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I think that's understandable. My version has over 150,000 words!

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Postby venvorskar » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:20 pm

Prince Imdol wrote:Nobody appreciates the good classics's anymore.....


I do, but I think one thing that makes them less-read is that they aren't usually written in the style most people are used to.
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Postby Prince Imdol » Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:21 pm

Harry Potter is different than the odyssey, but I think most people would agree that it is not as good literature as The Odyssey.


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Postby JoshWedin » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:23 pm

Prince Imdol wrote:Harry Potter is different than the odyssey


You just lost me there. What does Harry Potter have to do with the Odyssey?

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Postby Prince Imdol » Sat Sep 29, 2007 9:57 pm

Nevermind that, but if you go to castle MOC's, you will find the first book illustrated.



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Postby venvorskar » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:03 pm

JoshWedin wrote:You just lost me there. What does Harry Potter have to do with the Odyssey?


They are both long books that some people like a lot. That's the only similarity that I can see... I think HP is illustrated more because it might be easier to do.
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Postby Prince Imdol » Sat Sep 29, 2007 10:08 pm

Harry Potter is a less complicated book as well, more for people like me. :D


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