The Chance to Live Forever

In this episode we travel back in time to someone who isn’t regularly, if ever seen, as a superhero but everyone knows his name.  While not ever seen or given the title of superhero, he is a man who’s known to be invincible, a master swordsman and quite handsome!  While he’s less and less talked about in today’s world, we can see him in a many people within today’s society.

I’ll be honest and say that this one was hard!  There is a lot of research out there that dives into the psyche of Achilles.  In every right, he’s a superhero, but not necessarily the best superhero to be like.  I’m a pretty positive person most of the time, so it was hard to articulate my negative views of the great known warrior of all time (I also happen to be a Brad Pitt fan…) (also hard with the fireworks in the background… listen closely and you may hear them…or don’t…. :-/ ).

In every episode, we do some research to build upon personal perspective. Our goal is to share that information so you can develop and expand your thoughts. Many of the sources below were from professional journals where access is limited, but you may be able to access it from your local library.  You can copy and paste the reference line into a search engine to find these articles.

  1. Achilles (Greek). (2008). 6-7 – Storytelling : An Encyclopedia of Mythology and Folklore
  2. Papaioannou, S. (2007). Redesigning Achilles Recycling the Epic Cycle in the Little Iliad (Ovid, “”Metamorphoses”” 12.1-13.622) (Untersuchungen zur antiken Literatur und Geschichte). Berlin: De Gruyter.
  3. Hatzantonis, Emmanuel. (1991). Achilles: Paradigms of the War Hero from Homer to the Middle Ages. Comparative Literature, 43(3), 292.
  4. http://www.history.com/topics/ancient-history/achilles
  5. http://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/CLAS210/CourseDocuments/Epic/gods_in_the_iliad.htm

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Credits:
Producer and Host – Ryan Blake
Intro/Outro Music By – Don Cannon (found on http://www.datpiff.com)
Sounds Bites from the movie “Troy”
Featured Art – Gonzalo Ordóñez Arias aka Genzoman (http://genzoman.deviantart.com/art/Hector-vs-Achilles-89372320)
Underlay Music created on – Garage Band

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