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Cavafy, Ithaca

If you already read this,  you likely treated yourself to the poem the author referenced. I continue to lean on Kazantzakis but perhaps the best outcome for me of reading what Daniel Mendelsohn published in the current issue of the New Yorker was a direction to… 580 more words


Week 14 (Blaga): The Iliad, by Homer

Reader: Blaga

Task #9: Read a book you have read before

Book: The Iliad, by Homer (Translated by Robert Fitzgerald; Read by Dan Stevens) 1,126 more words

Odyssey and Iliad: Compensation for the Beloved Dead

After the slaughter of the suitors, Odysseus warns his son that they should be wary of their families seeking recompense.

Odyssey 23.118–122:

“For whoever has killed only one man in his country, 201 more words


The Odyssey: Mostly non-odyssey.

It was with some embarrassment that last month, a few weeks shy of my forty-first birthday, I finally got around to reading the Odyssey. I feel a little better after finding in the… 1,905 more words


Actually, according to the will, the cats own the house. You'd be their tenants.

Homer: Once we get these cats out of the way, it won’t be too bad.

Realtor: Actually, according to the will, the cats own the house. You’d be their tenants.

Odyssey's Everlasting Allure

The title had me at Father, and again at Odyssey (Final, not so much). My first encounter with Homer was in an advanced literature course… 635 more words


Getting to know you...

Homer and Ovid are dead. Such has been the case for some time now. Aristophanes, Strabo, Herodotus, Apollonius, Euripides and Sophocles – all long-deceased. Cicero, Livy, Plinies both Elder and Younger, Caesar, Frontinus, Cornelius Nepos, Tacitus and Sallust – not one of them reads or replies to correspondence these days. 398 more words

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