Literature

Makers of Poetry and Masters of Prose

The wrath of Achilles was his theme, that fatal wrath which dragged so many men down to Hades and left their bodies the prey of carrion dogs and birds. Yes, but who or what was he? Homer’s Iliad is the fundamental epic on which our civilisation rests, the greatest of war stories and the starkest intimation of tragedy (that literary and dramatic form which represents the zenith of the culture we have). Yet we know next to nothing about the origins of Iliad or its tonally opposite companion piece the Odyssey which we also label as “Homer”, though the story…

Subscribe to get access to all online articles

Digital Subscription

$68/ YR

Get the latest ideas from Australia’s most insightful writers.

Subscribe

  • Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Printed & Digital Subscription

$87/ YR

For avid readers of leading ideas
from Australia’s brightest.

Subscribe

  • Printed & Digital Subscription includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  •  
  •  

Quadrant Patron

$300/ YR

Show your support for Australia’s
most open minded publication.

Subscribe

  • Quadrant Patron includes
  • Online editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • Printed editions of Quadrant Magazine
  • iPad ready PDF
  • Access to Quadrant Archives
  • All new editions of Quadrant Books
  • Exclusive invitations to Quadrant Dinners, book launches and events.