I took a greek mythology course in university. We read Hesiod, homer, Sophocles, etc… What I got from most work was “bitchez be crazy” and the most glorious things in life were killing and raping.
I found it fascinating that the entire reason Achilles was pissed off was because Agamemnon stole his catapulted sex slave. When Achilles told Agamemnon to “enjoy her to the hilt” i literally laughed out loud. 2800 years ago and people were talking about going balls deep.[/quote]
You know what has always bothered me about the Iliad? Diomedes never gets his do in modern mythological awareness. Most people can name a handful of warriors from the story, Achilles, Hector, Odysseus, Ajax, Paris, Patroclus if they saw Troy, and Agamemnon, but now one remembers Diomedes who was probably the second best fighter in the whole war behind only Achilles. Hell he beat Hector twice and Aeneas, wounded Ares and Athena (matching only Hercules in wounding gods).
Hector’s brother said this about him, “He fights with fury and fills men’s souls with panic. I hold him mightiest of them all; we did not fear even their great champion Achilles, son of an immortal though he be, as we do this man: his rage is beyond all bounds, and there is none can vie with him in prowess.”