The Miami Marlins put on a fitting show as they paid tribute to their team-mate, who was killed at the age of 24 on Sunday In tribute to Jos Fernndez, left-handed hitter Dee Gordon stepped to the plate as a righty to lead off the first inning of Mondays mournful game. 9 more words
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If you’ve been reading my blog lately you know I’m eyeballs deep in a parallel reading between Homer’s Odyssey and James Joyce’s Ulysses. I’ve scraped together a few previous posts concerning mythology and how certain books play off of others. 1,910 more words
In Book 9 of The Odyssey, Homer described the Cyclopes:
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“Thence we sailed on, grieved at heart, and we came to the land of the Cyclopes, an overweening and lawless folk, who, trusting in the immortal gods, plant nothing with their hands nor plough; but all these things spring up for them without sowing or ploughing, wheat, and barley, and vines, which bear the rich clusters of wine, and the rain of Zeus gives them increase.