Saturday, April 9, 2011

Iliad, by Homer

IlliadIlliad by Homer

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

I finally buckled down and finished this book. Not much to say, given that it's been around for thousands of years. It has the same issues as the Odyssey (so much repetition, epithet gluttony, lapses of logic [seriously, gods?]) but it was more interesting. My favorite character has got to be Patroclus because of this speech he gave after spearing a guy on a chariot, who then fell off: "Bless my heart, how active he is, and how well he dives. If we had been at sea this fellow would have dived from the ship's side and brought up as many oysters as the whole crew could stomach, even in rough water, for he has dived beautifully off his chariot on to the ground. It seems, then, that there are divers also among the Trojans."

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