By Richard Ward
A descriptive and illustrated ebook at the fighter planes from 1938 via 1945. nice for enthusiasts of outdated planes, and background of wars!
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The poem ends quietly, with the burial of Hector in Troy, followed by a great banquet in the palace of Priam. Separation and Return; Mortality and Manhood In the story of Achilles as Homer tells it, we see two narrative patterns at work, the separation and return of the hero, and the separation of a boy from his mother and his evolution into a man. Homer’s complex poem brings the two patterns together so that each illuminates and enriches the other. The first implies change followed by a reassertion of stability.
Two ceremonies marked this acceptance, the amphidromia, “walkaround,” in which, on the fifth or seventh day after birth, the father carried his son around the hearth and sacrifices were performed, and the dekaté, “tenth day,” a somewhat more festive celebration on the tenth day after the birth. This occasion was open to outsiders and included more sacrifices, as well as dancing and feasting. As he progressed toward manhood, the Athenian male continued to encounter official rites of passage, presided over by his father and other adult males.
The poem ends with Demeter instructing the mortals in Eleusis about how her rites are to be conducted in the temple, and the picture of mother and daughter happily living on Olympus. The similarities to the story of Achilles in the Iliad are clear enough here. An angry figure withdraws, causing great suffering, and initial attempts to appease him/her fail. Likewise, the “return” phase of the pattern brings about for both Achilles and Demeter a rejoining of their customary society. Grief and consolation are central to both stories.
50 fighters 1938-1945 by Richard Ward