By Pat Frank
"Alas, Babylon." these fateful phrases heralded the top. while a nuclear holocaust ravages the USA, 1000 years of civilization are stripped away in a single day, and millions of individuals are killed immediately. yet for one small city in Florida, miraculously spared, the fight is simply starting, as women and men of all backgrounds subscribe to jointly to confront the darkness.
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Triph. 570–2 (Hades is scared by the noise of battle) is a variation of Il. 61–6. – Triph. 634–9, the encounter between Neoptolemus and Priam is compared with that of Achilles and Priam (Il. ). In some cases, specific Homeric passages are turned by Triph. into anonymous motifs: 577–80a ~ Il. 354–9 (Dolon); 582–6 ~ Od. 61–5 (Elpenor); 588b–9 ~ Il. 385–6 (Epicles). c) Recreation of Homeric motifs (sometimes Triph. simply sounds Homeric because he is referring to common Homeric motifs, with or without phraseological parallels): – Deployment of the snare of the wooden horse, following the pattern of Homeric scenes of seduction (Il.
Arguments common in historiographical harangues and Homeric models: necessity (Triph. 124–7; Il. 227–8); possibility of victory and the justified expectation of winning the battle, based on the omina (Triph. 128–34; Il. 139–44, 173–7). 110 Triph. 278 can be compared with other suppliants’ speeches, such as Od. 269–70. Priam’s generous response to Sinon (286–7) may be compared to other instances involving the reception of foreigners (Od. 166, 172–7, 334–42, 189–94). The questions addressed to Sinon (289b–90) are comparable to other questions for foreigners (Od.
22 Introduction in the festivities for the end of the war (340–57), they will also suffer the consequences of the capture of Troy, and the city itself will be ransacked and razed to the ground for holding Helen captive. 53 The characterisation of both parties is twice reinforced with similes and descriptions of the behaviour of the divinities supporting them. Of these, Athena is constantly active on the Achaean side, a tireless κ ξ helper54 who allows the Achaeans to steal the Palladion (56 ,φ « # « #A ), helps Epeius to build the horse (57–8, 120–1) and stands by Odysseus to guarantee the success of the assembly (111–13).
Alas, Babylon by Pat Frank