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Feature and Follow Friday #19

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The Feature & Follow is a weekly event that allows bloggers to get to know each other, and gain more followers! It is hosted by TWO hosts, Parajunkee and Alison Can Read.

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Q: Today’s is the US’ Independence Day. Share your favorite book with a war in it, or an overthrow of the government. 

Wow- this is a tricky one! I guess I'm going to go old school today. My favorite book involving a war would probably be The Iliad by Homer. I love all things mythology, so reading about the Greeks and the Trojans was epic. There were rules then- they still believed in honor and doing what it is right. It still gives me chills to remember Priam begging Achilles to let him take Hector's body back. Achilles agrees and gives them a reprieve from battle to mourn.

"Honor the gods, Achilles; pity him.
Think of your father; I'm more pitiful;
I've suffered what no other mortal has,
I've kissed the hand of one who killed my children."
He spoke, and stirred Achilles' grief to tears;
He gently pushed the old man's hand away.
They both remembered; Priam wept for Hector,
Sitting crouched before Achilles' feet.
Achilles mourned his father, then again
Patroculs, and their mourning stirred the house."


What about you guys? What did you pick this week?

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26 comments

  1. OOh nice! The ultimate classic!

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    1. :D Thanks Jessica! It was really the only one I could think of! Haha

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  2. Oh, that's so cool! We picked the same war. Excellent scene choice. Much love <3.

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    1. Yay! That's awesome Lizzy! Love the Iliad!

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  3. Wow!! Great choice. Interesting cover.

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    1. Thanks Naomi! Yeah, I actually picked this cover because it was the same as the one I had when I read it. :D

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  4. I'm not too familiar with Greek Mythology. Sounds like a good choice though.
    Happy Friday:)

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    1. Thanks Marilyn. I took a few classes in high school and college- I've been hooked for awhile!

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  5. Awesome choice. I initially thought of this along with "The Odyssey" and Virgi's "Aeneid" but then went with a Knights Templar series instead. New follower via RSS.

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    1. I definitely thought of the Aeneid too. Thanks for stopping by and following! :D

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  6. interesting pick. happy weekend :)

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  7. Yup, going to have to pick this up again. I remember reading it in high school and I despised my teacher at the time so I didn't really read it. Considering I love books today that incorporate mythology I'm guessing I'll have a better appreciation. I know the story, but need to really read it again. Happy Friday!

    Meredith
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    1. Ahh, I've had several of those occasions! I hated some books in HS, but then I read them again in college and definitely had a new appreciation. I will to this day never like Faulker or Hardy though. LOL.

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  8. OH MY GSOH! How could I forget about this one?! It's one of my favorites of all time :D

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    1. :D This was the only one my brain could think of! Clearly I've been overusing it during the summer. LOL.

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  9. I haven't read the Illiad before, though I've heard of it! I think I'm going to read it next year actually. I'm a GFC follower!
    Krystianna @ Downright Dystopian

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    1. Ooh! I hope you like it Krystianna! It's definitely a lot to digest and can be hard to follow, but it's worth reading just to add to your list of the greats you've read.

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  10. Ooh classic, I need to read Odyssey! Great pick :)
    -Scott Reads It!

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    1. I liked the Odyssey more than the Iliad, because the Odyssey was more focused on the journey rather than the war. :D

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  11. Of course why didn't I think gf this one? I remember this from my history class in high school. I didn't even really think about real historic wars, I just went straight to the fictional ones :D

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    1. :D My brain went the opposite this week for some reason. Usually I can never recall classics!

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  12. I love that pick!! Definitely a great classic!! It's been such a long time since I read that one!!

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    1. Me too! I think the last time I read it might have been college... Or High school. I can't remember now!

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