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How to prevent the plague, how to stop the pestilence: can we learn lessons from Homer?

Published on: Author: Mark Erickson Leave a comment

The Iliad opens with a dramatic, scene-setting chapter. Agamemnon shows his unpleasant and foolish character by refusing to return Chryse, a slave girl taken in battle, to Chryses her father, who is a priest of Apollo, despite him presenting a handsome ransom and receiving the assent of the assembled Achaean (Greek) army. Chryses asks Apollo… Continue reading