For Work / Against Work
Debates on the centrality of work

The Iliad

by Homer (1924)

Key Passage

When he had thus spoken, his feet bore him on; but the Achaeans firmly awaited the Trojans as they advanced, yet were not able to thrust them back from the ships, though there were fewer of them, nor could the Trojans break the battalions of the Danaans and get among the huts and the ships. But as the carpenter’s line makes straight a ship’s timber in the hands of a skilled workman who knows well all manner of craft through the promptings of Athene, so evenly was strained their war and battle. And some fought their fight at one ship, others at another, but Hector made straight for glorious Aias. (p.137)

Keywords

Homer, Iliad, Ancient Greece, Greek Mythology, Mythology, Warfare, War, Military

Themes

Iliad, Work in Ancient Greece

Links to Reference

Translator

Murray, A. T.

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