Sunday, 27 March 2011

What the shepherd learns in the fields (Part 5 of 8)


Amiphidamas, who was the mayor of Chalces and the president of the jury said that he liked Hesiod's poem. "That shepherd has interesting ideas," he told the other judges of the contest. In a way, Amiphidamas' view was not surprising, since he owned the largest herd of the village.

In the evening, torches were lighted to illuminate the theatre. Peasants from surrounding villages had come to Chalces to see the poetry finale, which featured Homer against an unknown shepherd called Hesiod. The result of the contest was predictable and Perses bet heavily against his brother.

To be continued in the next post.

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What the shepherd learns in the fields
(Part 5 of 8)


Amiphidamas, who was the mayor of Chalces and the president of the jury said that he liked Hesiod's poem. "That shepherd has interesting ideas," he told the other judges of the contest. In a way, Amiphidamas' view was not surprising, since he owned the largest herd of the village.

In the evening, torches were lighted to illuminate the theatre. Peasants from surrounding villages had come to Chalces to see the poetry finale, which featured Homer against an unknown shepherd called Hesiod. The result of the contest was predictable and Perses bet heavily against his brother.

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by ingridtaylar under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

What the shepherd learns in the fields (Part 4 of 8)


At the beginning of the contest, the jury separated the participants in two groups, one for the morning session and the other for the afternoon. After that, the winners from both groups would face each other in the evening finale.

Homer achieved an easy victory in the morning competition, but the jury deliberated long before picking the afternoon winner. Who was this youngster Hesiod? It was the first time that anyone had ever heard a poem about sheep in the mountain.

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by lifacolor under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]

What the shepherd learns in the fields
(Part 4 of 8)


At the beginning of the contest, the jury separated the participants in two groups, one for the morning session and the other for the afternoon. After that, the winners from both groups would face each other in the evening finale.

Homer achieved an easy victory in the morning competition, but the jury deliberated long before picking the afternoon winner. Who was this youngster Hesiod? It was the first time that anyone had ever heard a poem about sheep in the mountain.

To be continued in the next post.

[Text: http://johnvespasian.blogspot.com]

[Image by lifacolor under Creative Commons Attribution License. See the license terms under http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/us]