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Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs

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Listen to events at Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. Speakers and interviewees include distinguished authors, government and UN officials, economists, policymakers, and businesspeople. Topics range from the ethics of war and peace, to the place of religion in politics, to issues at the forefront of global social justice. To learn more about our work and to explore a wealth of related resources, please visit our website at http://www.carnegiecouncil.org.

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The War That Killed Achilles: The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War

November 3rd, 2009

Episode 348 of 1253 episodes

The Iliad is usually seen asa martial epic glorifying war. Yet in fact, says Alexander,Homer was at pains to depict theTrojan war--and war in general--as a pointless catastrophe that blighted all it touched.

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