Palamedes: The Lost Muse of Justice

by Kemmer Anderson



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 8/1/2016

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781524526948
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 110
ISBN : 9781524526931

About the Book

Palamedes: The Lost Muse of Justice follows the unsung life of Palamedes, a character ignored by Homer in the Iliad. However, Euripides tells the hero’s story in a play that survived only as a fragment. Through a variety of mythic voices from Homer’s epics, these poems tell the tale of Palamedes. Following a path from Ithaca to Troy, I have tried to breathe life into this just man who gave the spoken word an alphabet. From “Prometheus and Palamedes” Now I give you consonants to construct the sound That makes letters speak meaning and hold memory Beyond the string sound harp and tongued poem. With these poems Anderson has again shown that in capable hands the mythic landscape, the deep stuff of our humanity, is ever relevant, ever fresh, and ever telling of our common nature. Lawrence Mathis, Architect-Poet

About the Author

Kemmer Anderson, a graduate of Davidson College, has for years taught Homer’s Odyssey and Iliad at McCallie School, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. In 1991 while studying for a M.A. at St. John’s College in Annapolis, Maryland, he learned about Palamedes from Plato’s dialogues. Since that time he and his wife Martha have wandered through Greece in pursuit of his story. The author of 2 poetry books, Wing Shadows Over Walden Ridge and Songs of Bethlehem: Nativity Poems, he continues to work on series of essays: Milton at Monticello.