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Have you read the homer's illiad?

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Asked by joyesh chakraborty, 04 Mar '08 11:21 pm
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1.

Yes.

Superficially it is like Ramayana. A King trying to recover his wife.

King Menelaus of Sparta is trying to recover his wife Helen who /ran way with/was kidnapped by/ the Trojan prince Paris and taken to his home. His elder brother King Agamemnon assembled all the Greeks by promising them a lot of loot and slaves if they help him avenge the insult by attacking Ilium (aka Troy) and recovering Helen.

It is a rather inferior work compared with the Ramayana and the Mahabharata.

There is also a sequel which deals with the adventures of King Odysseus of Ithaca called Odyssey.
Answered by Shahryar Pax, 05 Mar '08 08:53 am

 
  
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yes, quite sometime ago.
Answered by nargis bhambi, 04 Mar '08 11:22 pm

 
  
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The comparisons made by Shahryar Pax reveal an even greater ignorance of history and mythology, because its quite common for parallels to be found in mythology, in cultures throughout the world. To compare and criticize is childish and ignorant, and speaks volumes of Mr. Shahryar Paxs inferiority complex. Indian culture and mythology is quite rich in itself as are the cultures of Egypt, Greece, South America, etc. and to compare and ridicule others, while glorifying oneself doesnt do anyone favours, and only hints at ethnocentrism or an inferiority complex.
Answered by Shaun DMello, 06 Mar '08 02:45 am

 
  
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The Iliad is a renowned work of art akin to Michelangelos David. Its poetic genius is unparalleled. It is very obvious that either Mr. Shahryar Pax has not really read the Iliad and has copied out the synopsis from an existing site or that his feeble intellect could not fully grasp the complex language and literary style of the Iliad. Some of the greatest poets of all times (George Chapman and Alexander Pope) translated the Iliad and still felt that they could not do it justice. But I suppose we should consider Mr. Shahryar Pax to be a greater authority.
Answered by Anita Fernandes, 06 Mar '08 02:40 am

 
  
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