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Achilles' Choice 是什麼?

What is the famous "Achilles' Choice" ?

Achilles' Choice 是伊利亞德裡的哪一段?

是Odysseus 計謀把 Achilles 從女裝中認出來 , 帶上戰場的那段嗎?

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  • 1 0 年前
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    我轉貼比較完整的英文解說如下:

    The Iliad is the story of a brief event in the ninth year of the war (which the Greeks claim lasted ten years); the great hero Achilles is offended when the leader of the Greeks, Agamemnon, takes a slave girl Achilles has been awarded. Achilles withdraws from the battle and prays to his mother, Thetis, a goddess, to turn the tide of battle against the Greeks. The gods grant Achilles his prayer, and he does not return to battle until his best friend is killed by the great Trojan hero, Hector. Achilles throws himself into the battle, fights Hector, and kills him; in a final gesture of contempt, he drags Hector's lifeless body around the walls of Troy. If there is a "theme" to the epic, it is "Achilles choice." Achilles has been offered a choice, either to be a great and famous hero in war and die young (Achilles does die in Troy when a poison arrow strikes him in the ankle), or to live a long, happy life without any lasting fame whatsoever. Although Achilles initially chooses not to die young, the death of his friend forces him to make the choice that will make him famous for all time, but tragically dead at a young age.

    所以Achilles' Choice基本上是指Achilles抉擇是否要投入戰場成為一個早死的英雄這件事.

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