For all your Classics class needs, someone made a great infographic on all the deaths in Homer’s The Iliad.
I just love this. I nearly minored in Classics in college (I had already double-minored, though, so that seemed a little excessive) but I just loved those classes. My favorite class of all time was a Classics/Archeology class where we watched famous movies and talked about how much they got wrong. For that class, I blazed through the entire Iliad in two weeks (on top of my other courseload) so…while I remember a lot of it, I forget a lot of this fine-detail stuff. And it must have taken so much data to get this one beautiful infographic! High-quality stuff, this.
(If you can’t read Greek, here’s a translation of the bottom portion:
- Badass! Most kills in one book – Patroclus
- Most Consistent – Achilles
- Most Overlooked – Diomedes
- Most Bloodthirsty – Agamemnon
- Sneakiest – Teucer
- Most Useless – Paris
Poor, poor useless Paris. He can’t help that all he can do is lob some arrows.)