ENG 515: Classical Literature (Medusa)

 

 

 
 

He is more than a hero he is a god in my eyes-- the man who is allowed to sit beside you -- he who listens intimately to the sweet murmur of your voice ...

 

Sappho (c.600 BCE)

 
 

Sing, O goddess, the anger of Achilles son of Peleus, that brought countless ills upon the Achaeans. Many a brave soul did it send hurrying down to Hades, and many a hero did it yield a prey to dogs and vultures ...

Homer ( 800 BCE)