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Lie Down in the Darkness, Rise up from the Ash

oshun - 01 Jun 06 - 7:42 PM

Ch. 36: The Road to Minas Tirith

Wow! Really exciting chapter--the best yet--the attack by the Haradrim, that incredible arrow, and the arrival of the Swan Knights. I loved the nod to first line of the Iliad in Faramir's song. The most common English translations use "wrath" (sounds pedantic), "anger" (sounds so ordinary), but "rage" has always seemed just right to me--not that I have any clue which is closest to the Greek!. Awesome layered characterization of Faramir. Beautifully written.

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Dwimordene - 01 Jun 06 - 8:15 PM

Ch. 36: The Road to Minas Tirith

Hi oshun,

If you like chapters with a lot of warring in them, you'll be getting your fill of them for the next little while, that's certain!

I loved the nod to first line of the Iliad in Faramir's song.

I'm glad that worked. I also do not speak or read Greek of any variety, but the man who will forever be the voice of the opening lines of Iliad in my head does, and he always uses "rage," not "wrath" or "anger" for that opening phrase; he also always doubles it up: "Rage: sing, O goddess, the rage of Achilles!" It may not be exactly what's there in Greek, but I'll take it, it sounds great.

Dwim

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thelauderdale - 23 Dec 11 - 5:12 PM

Ch. 36: The Road to Minas Tirith

[chokes a little] They're going in to Denethor together?  I'm going to pray for circumspection here.  I would take it for granted with Faramir under normal circumstances, but seeing as he knows Legolas was one of the Fellowship, he may not think it is needful.  Pray he be circumspect...

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