HOMER!

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Homer and His Guide, by William-Adolphe Bouguereau (1825–1905), portraying Homer on Mount Ida, beset by dogs and guided by the goat herder Glaucus (as told in Pseudo-Herodotus)

Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and revered in the Greek world as the greatest ancient epic poet.

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The Abduction of Helen, with Aphrodie directing by Francesco Primaticcio (1530–39)

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The Burning of Troy by Johann Georg Trautmann (1759/62)

Here is a trailer of one of my favorite Helen of Troy films starring Jacques Sernas as Paris, and Rosanna Podeste as Helen.

The full movie of The Odyssey starring Armand Assante as Odysseus, and the soundtrack is absolutely beautiful.

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5 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. THE ANCIENT LIBRARIAN
    Sep 23, 2012 @ 08:11:34

  2. Gneiss Moon
    Sep 25, 2012 @ 23:29:10

    Oh thank you ! I love this – the whole movie – YaY ! This Hermes is especially good (The Odyssey) I will watch the trailer of the 50′s Helen and see if my library system has it !

    • THE ANCIENT LIBRARIAN
      Sep 25, 2012 @ 23:37:12

      You’re welcome!

      Also, the 2003 TNT movie version of Helen of Troy, starring John Rys-Davis, Rufus Sewell, and Maryam d’Abo is worth watching. This film starts from the birth of Paris, when Cassandra warns King Priam to kill Paris at birth because he would cause the destruction of Troy.

      Highly recommended!!!!!!!!!!!

      Lastly, I was disappointed that Cassandra was left out of the movie version of TROY, starring Brad Pitt.

  3. Gneiss Moon
    Sep 26, 2012 @ 00:27:31

    Oh good – more rec’s ! I watched the Sean/ Orli/ Pitt/ Bana so long ago, you have inspired me to rent it again ! Plus many thanks for saving me from the idiot box in the waiting room at Tire Barn – I read here instead ! Primo !

  4. Arpon Files
    Oct 05, 2012 @ 14:59:19

    Awsome!!

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