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A Tantalizing Sisyphean Task: Greek Mythology in Popular Culture Bibliography: “Greek Sinners in the Modern World” http://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/Clas230/MythDocuments/ greek_sinners_in_the_modern_world.htm
Honore Daumier French Realist Illustrator, 1808- 1879 Strip for Me. Sept. 2000. Scottish cartoonist Douglas Noble Eric Shanower Age of Bronze Special 1999 What does Noble wrap around Tantalus’ neck?
Arena. “Tantalus.” In Pepper’s Ghost (2005) Standing in water, but dying of thirst This is my thanks and this is my curse Try as I might, the fruit on the trees All remain beyond reach, beyond wishes or pleading for One last chance Waiting for time to pass me by Waiting for freedom, waiting to die Where can I go, in a world without hope? There is never a place for a soul that has broken so Trust in no one - Trust in no one Pop Music Sills, Stephen. "Myth of Sisyphus." In Stills (1975) Are you troubled Feelin' bad And no one seems to care Got the myth of Sisyphus Fallin' on you like a rolling stone
Yet Do I Marvel by Countee Cullen I doubt not God is good, well-meaning, kind, And did He stoop to quibble could tell why The little buried mole continues blind, Why flesh that mirrors Him must someday die, Make plain the reason tortured Tantalus Is baited by the fickle fruit, declare If merely brute caprice dooms Sisyphus To struggle up a never-ending stair. Inscrutable His ways are, and immune To catechism by a mind too strewn With petty cares to slightly understand What awful brain compels His awful hand. Yet do I marvel at this curious thing: To make a poet black, and bid him sing.
A Tantalizing Sisyphean Task Tom Sienkewicz Monmouth College firstname.lastname@example.org Bibliography: “Greek Sinners in the Modern World” http://department.monm.edu/classics/Courses/Clas230/ MythDocuments/greek_sinners_in_the_modern_world.h tm