Wilfred Owen and Classical Allusion: The Wrestlers
Now look at at a synopsis of the story of Antaeus on Wikipedia.
Owen's doctor, Captain Arthur Brock, believed that every patient at Craiglockhart was 'in himself an Antaeus who has been taken from his Mother Earth and well-nigh crushed to death by the war giant or military machine'. The patient needed to be reconnected with Mother Earth (their environment) to gain strength the strength to return to fight.
Wilfred Owen and Classical Allusion
This display of manuscripts looks at the classical tradition as an important source of imagery and content for some of Wilfred Owen's poems. Developed for A'level (16-18 years) literature and classical studies.
Created by First World War Poetry Digital Archive.