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If Homer’s Odyssey Was Written On Twitter

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This was written by our pal Eric Alt. If he had a website I would’ve linked to it.
 

55 Responses to "If Homer’s Odyssey Was Written On Twitter"

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  2. Anonymous says:

    this is BOSS!

  3. Shinyfluff says:

    hilarious! love the “just saw a dude with one eye! hahaha!

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  5. Anonymous says:

    to Wood: guess they’re following the book, which starts on Calypso’s island, then he tells most of the actual Od as flashback, hence the weird order of events. Sorry to be such a lit professor! too funny tho! :)

  6. The Boy Who Couldn't Fly says:

    Great Job.

    “Circe is hot. All my bros turned into pigs. LULZ!”

    That’s just marvelous.

  7. Pups McCann says:

    That was superb.

  8. Wood says:

    No, no, no, you got it wrong : It was the cyclops first, then Circe, then Calypso.

  9. Addie says:

    Are you a moron? The Iliad and the Odyssey were written in ancient Greek by Homer. The Aeneid was written in Latin.

  10. Anonymous says:

    AMAZING.

    “Everyone dead. FAIL.”

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  11. Anonymous says:

    They discuss features of warfare from as far back as the 12th century BC, so they are probably based on sung/spoken stories from at least that long ago. Yeah, I’m a pedantic Classics nerd.
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  12. Anonymous says:

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  14. Anonymous says:

    I think Twitter is the never-ending software!
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  15. Leigh says:

    I really think that the Iliad needs to be done in this style.

    “Angry.”

    “Still angry.”

    “Even angrier.”

    “*Stabby death*”

    “Oh, fuck, my tendon.”

  16. Anonymous says:

    The Illiad has got to be next!

  17. Anonymous says:

    The Iliad and the Odyssey were written in ancient Greek by Homer. The Aeneid was written in Latin.
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  18. Rabid Fox says:

    Hilarious. Now I have to go read the real thing. Kudos.

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  21. Morrica says:

    This is so great! Hope it’s ok that I use it in class?

  22. Anonymous Pedant says:

    None of them was originally written; the Iliad and Odyssey were oral compositions from approximately 7th century BC, in a Greek dialect, that were eventually collated and written down. They discuss features of warfare from as far back as the 12th century BC, so they are probably based on sung/spoken stories from at least that long ago. Yeah, I’m a pedantic Classics nerd.

    Completely differently, the Aeneid was in Latin, intended to be READ (aloud, but from a text), written by just one person in about 10-15 years, around 900-600 years after the Iliad and Odyssey were composed. Although it does deliberately imitate both earlier poems and covers the same period of the Trojan war/aftermath.

    Here endeth the lesson.

  23. Anonymous says:

    Suxors? Come on.

  24. Anonymous says:

    One of my favorite books in a few tweets. Wow! That was brilliant. Now in Latin, please?
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  25. Tom Guarriello says:

    Man, this is one of the greats. Seriously.

  26. Jyl says:

    One of my favorite books in a few tweets. Wow! That was brilliant. Now in Latin, please?

  27. Paul (A.) says:

    That’s Greek, Jyl: Latin was the Iliad.

  28. amo virumque cano says:

    Next Step: Tweeting in dactylic hexameter.

  29. hipster says:

    Twitter users are almost as cool as wikigeniuses – walking trivia machines which exist only dispense useless information. Get back to flipping my burgers.

  30. mer says:

    This is so cool. I’m sharing it with everyone I know. And I really want to try one now, though I’m not that funny.

  31. Anonymous says:

    No, Latin was the Aenid, the Illiad was written in Greek too.

  32. Anonymous says:

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  33. Ximena Eduarda says:

    LOL would Penelope Twitter or design the never ending software?

  34. sedum says:

    so we all can ignore it too.

  35. CampfireSteve says:

    Nice, now do Joyce’s Ulysses Eric.

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    They discuss features of warfare from as far back as the 12th century BC, so they are probably based on sung/spoken stories from at least that long ago.
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  40. Anonymous says:

    You win one internets for that.

  41. Jei says:

    whoohoo! golden.

  42. Anonymous says:

    no, that would be Jason.

  43. PhobiaMan says:

    homer didn’t know what he was missin… (oh, come to think of it, he did, didn’t he?)

    :-D

  44. mrsifuentes says:

    lmao. classic. wish it was live on twitter.

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  50. random says:

    this helped me understand the odyssey more than english class did.

  51. Gwynne says:

    effin’ brilliant!

  52. Ben Gibson says:

    This really cracked me up ;)
    Can you do War & Peace as well?

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  53. OpaquePlanet says:

    Do the Iliad!