Indian Oral Epics: "Mahabharata" by Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa

Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, 12 volumes - Kisari Ganguly

(Original Review, 2004-06-18)

Since Homer specialised in the "in media res" scenario, which modern screenplay writers, with their enormous initial back-stories - yes Superman and Spider-Man writers I am accusing you, my friends - still seem to have no concept of) we need to recognise that Homer took for granted his audience's familiarity with the Greek myth-kitty, so they might already know why, thanks to the Judgement of Paris (don't look it up!) Hera and Athena sided with the Greeks.
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