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RSS Feeds`Homer can help youŽ: War veterans use ancient epics to cope
(WorldNews Asia)

 
 

14 march 2018 06:04:37

 
`Homer can help youŽ: War veterans use ancient epics to cope
(WorldNews Asia)
 




BURLINGTON, Vt. (AP) - The trials of Odysseus are really not that different from the struggles of those learning to readjust after wars of today, modern veterans are finding. A small group of military veterans has been meeting weekly in a classroom at the University of Vermont to discuss “The Iliad” and “The Odyssey” for college credit - and to give meaning to their own experiences, equating the close-order discipline of men who fought with spears, swords and shields to that of men and women who do battle these days with laser-guided munitions. Homer isn’t just for student veterans. Discussion groups are also being offered at veterans centers in New Hampshire...
 
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