Tom Simard

Poetry, Music, and Prose

Book 13

“As they saw then come closer, tears welled up in their eyes;
they did not think they would ever escape destruction.”
(13.86-87)

The Ilaid depicts war as I imagine it actually is.  Besides the never-ending gory slaughter, there are the human emotions, which are never glossed over.

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4 thoughts on “Book 13

  1. Up to Book 13! Yes, the gore is right out there. Nothing is glossed over.

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