Thursday, January 22, 2009

A Little Light Reading

"Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story..."

What a first line!*

The Iliad and The Odyssey
by Homer
translated by Robert Fagles

I recently purchased a boxed set of The Iliad and The Odyssey. When I wondered aloud if I taken on too large a task, Jeremy said, "Mom, you're the best reader I know. If you're not doing something in the kitchen, you're either reading or writing."

How's that for a summation of my life?

I'll admit here, before all of cyberspace, that I'm relying on some help from sparknotes and plan to rent movies of the two stories. So far, I'm enjoying The Iliad.

*Some translations of The Odyssey begin with those words.

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