Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced: The Wire (2002-2008) and the Iliad (700’s BCE), with Adam Rabinowitz

We’re back to close out the year with a long awaited (and maybe the original) episode of Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced. Joining us is very special guest, Adam Rabinowitz, who explains why the best adaptation of Homer’s Iliad ever produced in the U.S. of A. was not a tediously long epic poem about the War of 1812 – for that, see the Fredoniad – but the HBO crime drama, The Wire. We break down this television classic, its roots in Greek literature and how Omar Little has become a modern Achilles.

You can follow Adam’s work with UT Austin’s Battle Cast collection, the excavation at Histria, and Planet Texas 2050: Stories of Ancient Resilience.

Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced
Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced
Extremely Strained and Incredibly Forced: The Wire (2002-2008) and the Iliad (700's BCE), with Adam Rabinowitz
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