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The Odyssey...
The Odyssey... | Homer
Unlike some other reproductions of classic texts (1) We have not used OCR(Optical Character Recognition), as this leads to bad quality books with introduced typos. (2) In books where there are images such as portraits, maps, sketches etc We have endeavoured to keep the quality of these images, so they represent accurately the original artefact. Although occasionally there may be certain imperfections with these old texts, we feel they deserve to be made available for future generations to enjoy.
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Eggs Enlightening article! 1d
Crazeedi I wish i still had someone to read aloud with. My oldest daughter reads aloud with her partner, we always loved to do it and it helped my girls so much when they were young! 24h
wordslinger42 I enjoy reading aloud! Sometimes, if my thoughts are wandering while I'm reading, it helps me focus on the story better 19h
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ReadingEnvy
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Reading Envy Readalong fans and Audible subscribers - The Odyssey as translated by Emily Wilson will be our first readalong of 2020 and the audiobook is $5.95 this week for subscribers. May be US only. Not a paid advertisement, but I did snap it up myself. Schedule to come and audio is not required!

Jerdencon I was hoping this would be a choice! 1w
rwmg My online reading group is reading the first half (up until Odysseus arrives in Ithaca) in February 1w
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ReadingEnvy @rwmg oh great! Will they go on to read the rest? 1w
rwmg @ReadingEnvy Doing the second half next year. 1w
readordierachel This is an excellent in audio. Danes is a very good narrator. 1w
ReadingEnvy @readordierachel oh good! I think I'll double up with print and audio 1w
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evilhag
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amazing

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kspenmoll
The Odyssey | Homer
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#poetrymatters #faithful #Penelope

Dorothy Parker‘s ode to Penelope, who waited faithfully for Odysseus during the Twenty years he was at sea.

TheSpineView Great choice! ❤ 1mo
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Mitch
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This current British Museum exhibition entitled Troy - wasn‘t really on my radar to go see... but now I know it includes a papyrus section of The Odyssey might have to go!

Palimpsest ❤️ 1mo
Brooke_H I loooooove the British Museum! ❤️ 1mo
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Ms_T
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When I bought this audiobook I was expecting a story translated into old fashioned and heavy English, dense with complicated imagery and challenging to the ear. How wrong I was! This translation by Emily Wilson is a joy to listen to and sounds so modern considering the age of the original poem. I‘m not especially a Greek mythology lover but I really enjoyed the adventure and scale of this story. A very pleasant surprise! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Cathythoughts Nice review! Sounds good 2mo
Ms_T @Cathythoughts Thank you! I really enjoyed it 😃 2mo
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Today is a hard day. My grandpa passed away a year ago. He was a great reader, and this is one of my favorite pictures of him. Just wanted to share it today in honor of him. I love and miss you, Papou ❤

ozma.of.oz What a wonderful picture! ❤️ I am so sorry for your loss. 2mo
Bookwomble A lovely picture ❤❤ 2mo
squirrelbrain That‘s a lovely picture - how nice to have a grandpa who was a reader. I bet you learned a lot from him. (edited) 2mo
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Megabooks Big hug! What a great picture to have. 💙💙 2mo
Jas16 Such a fantastic picture 2mo
Eggs Lovely photo and tribute ♥️ 2mo
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Becker
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Promised myself I would read this little beauty in 2019, so I have settled in with it and I‘m loving it. 🥰

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Verba Docent
Odyssey | Homer
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The archetypal travel adventure. Important as a source for so many references and allusions. As a story, definitely fun and a true sense of epic scale if you can get past the archaic style (which I find pleasing).

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ImperfectCJ
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Emily Wilson's translation of Homer's Odyssey is awesome. Odysseus is such an arrogant jerk. He caused so many of his own problems yet Homer seems to love him all the more for it. My daughter said at one point, "This is a really Odysseus-centered book, isn't it?"

My children and I laughed at so many parts of this book, but naked Odysseus jumping on the threshold to announce his killing spree really cracked us up. Playtime is over, indeed.

QuietlyLaura 😳😂 3mo
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Jess_Franzino
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BEST reason for a “reading slump” 😂

wanderinglynn That's an excellent reason! I hope you have an amazing trip! Greece is high on my list of places to visit. 4mo
Jess_Franzino @wanderinglynn I am SO amazed that I am actually going! It is SUCH a dream come true for me, as I‘m a Classics scholar and am writing a novel about Athena, the Trojan War. Etc. It‘s actually for a reading/writing retreat about Homer hosted by none other than Madeline Miller ❤️ 4mo
wanderinglynn That sounds even more amazing! You will have an incredible time. I hope you'll share some photos when you get back. 4mo
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Jess_Franzino @wanderinglynn I‘ll likely be flooding my Litsy of pictures while I‘m there ❤️ Haha. It still seems unreal that I‘m actually going! Have had the hardest time sleeping because I‘m so excited! 4mo
Megabooks Have a great time!!! 4mo
Jess_Franzino @Megabooks Thanks ♥️ 4mo
ravenlee That sounds utterly amazing! Have a great time (but don‘t forget to go home). 4mo
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k.reads
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I mentioned this podcast at our last meeting of the #litsyatxreaderssociety. Two dudes read the #emilywilsontranslation of the Odyssey and make goofs about oily boys and wine dark seas. They even get to chat with the translator herself in one episode!
https://overduepodcast.com/search?q=Stop%20homer%20time

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k.reads
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Loved this translation!

Much has been said about her choice of the word “complicated” at the opening of the book. IMO it is absolutely the perfect word. The history of the word relates to strands being twisted or folded together (like the words “ply” and “plait”), which goes so well with all the symbolism related to weaving in the book.
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https://www.etymonline.com/word/complicate

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k.reads
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Loving these ⚠️cautionary notices someone left on my library‘s record for the #emilywilsontranslation of the Odyssey 🤣... I mean, they‘re not wrong haha

josie281 This made my night!! 🧐🤪🥺 5mo
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maximusje
Odysseia | Homeros, Translation by Imme Dros

”Lying is not in his nature. He is too wise for that” - Pallas Athena to Telemachos about Nestor.

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ImperfectCJ
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And now I have "Man of Constant Sorrow" from O Brother, Where Art Thou stuck in my head. Thanks, Odysseus.

Avidreader25 😂 now I do too! 6mo
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maximusje
Odysseia | Homeros, Translation by Imme Dros

I read the children's version of this book as one of my first books. Looking forward to read the real version!

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Lana1
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A really good translation. Clear and very readable!

StillLookingForCarmenSanDiego Welcome to Litsy 💖📖💖 6mo
Eggs Welcome to Litsy 👏🏻🎈 6mo
Lana1 Thank you! I'm loving it already, so many new books to read. 💚 6mo
Megabooks Welcome to Litsy!! 6mo
Lady_Tigana_20 Welcome! 6mo
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Katerina
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Nail wraps inspired by Homer's Odyssey. Perfect for my trip back home to Greece on Wednesday 😍

Texreader How perfect is that! Gorgeous! Have a fun trip! 6mo
Jari-chan Pure awesomeness! 6mo
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Jari-chan
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When it comes to a #journey Odysseus sure knows what he's talking about.

#letstraveljuly

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Liatrek
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I got this beauty on sale on Amazon 😊 Love these Word Cloud editions❤️

OrtizReads1 What a beautiful edition! 📘 6mo
RaimeyGallant Beautiful! 6mo
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Sward7
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#24in48 summer homework with the students

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Librarybelle
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Odysseus had quite a journey to get back home, years and years in the making. Hard to believe when the journey was coming to an end... #DontDreamItOver #LilithJuly

Cinfhen My hubby was inspired to reread The Odyssey after I kept asking him questions whilst reading 7mo
Librarybelle @Cinfhen Oh! Those two would make a great read together! 7mo
thecurlybookworm I read this years ago & I have to admit it took me waaaaaaay too long! I enjoyed it but I found it hard to read quickly. 7mo
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gradcat @thecurlybookworm Don‘t feel bad—that kind of book is not meant to be read quickly...it‘s one that makes us think and study the language. ♥️👍 7mo
Librarybelle @thecurlybookworm @gradcat It‘s definitely not a book that you can read quickly. I think the translation can also play a part in how quickly/slowly you read. 7mo
rwmg This translation is my first audiobook. It's read by Ian Mckellan. 7mo
Librarybelle @rwmg That sounds interesting 7mo
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Book #26: What is generally considered to be the sequel to The Iliad, the story of the end of the Trojan War continues after a short break in time. Written by the ancient Greek poet Homer, this story takes place at the end of the Trojan War as one of the war heroes, Odysseus, is trying to make his way home. However, after angering the god Poseidon...

http://dinojim.blogspot.com/2004/02/the-306-greatest-books-26-odyssey.html

#100greatestbooks

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Leftcoastzen
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I swore I would not go crazy over the 20% sale at B&N.Had this Emily Wilson translation on my mind since it came out, probably a keeper.Need to start a temporary book buying ban,still need to eat and pay bills .😟

Branwen Same here. It's just so hard when there are SO many great books out there! 😣 8mo
RealBooks4ever My rent went up $110/mo! Where am I supposed to cut spending? Books? No, I'd rather starve! 😆 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Branwen📚📚📚💸💸💸Gotta control myself, I hate it when I “need” a hardcover so bad yet I don‘t get around to reading it till it‘s out in paper, shame on me! 8mo
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Leftcoastzen @RealBooks4ever oh no! That‘s a lot! My worst thing here in Az is summer utility bills.it‘s been unseasonably mild so far. 8mo
Suet624 That‘s a great point about getting the hardcover and not reading it until the paperback is out. 8mo
Severnmeadows 😊This hardback is particularly beautiful! I‘m reading it now and then, but it‘s also so nice to glance up and see it resting on the sofa. 8mo
Leftcoastzen @Suet624 I am embarrassed by how much it happens. 8mo
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michaelmcgee
The Odyssey | Homer
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Emily Wilson translation - 4/5

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BBooks
The Odyssey | Homer
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Actual islands off the coast of Italy where the Sirens live. #ItalyVacation ❤🍕🧜🏻‍♀️

TheBookKeepers 😱😍 8mo
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melissajayne
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I enjoyed this modern retelling of this classic. I would have to do a side by side reading of this translation and the Fagles translation to find out which version I liked more and see what the differences are between the two. #2019 #litsyatoz #litsyatoz2019 #lettero #o

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VioletMoonBooks
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Smarkies I have always wanted to read this... 😁 8mo
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ozma.of.oz
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I want to listen to this, and then listen to The Penelopiad again.

#audibledailydeal

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TheWintergarden
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A book of maps would be satisfying enough; to flip through, study and dream but this one doubles as wrapping paper Yes!! 💜🤩💜

Velvetfur Ooohhh that's gorgeous! I love antique maps! 9mo
TheWintergarden @Velvetfur yes and they were good enough to frame. The pages were in a kind of muted low gloss finish. 💜 9mo
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EmilieGR
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My least favorite of the three: I like the Aeneid and the Iliad better

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JPeterson
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And so it begins! On my way to Greece for two weeks! 😄

TrishB Enjoy 👍🏻 9mo
RealLifeReading Have fun! 9mo
DivineDiana Fantastic! 👏🏻 9mo
Caterina I love Greece!! Have fun, and share lots of pictures! ❤️😊 9mo
Redwritinghood Enjoy! 9mo
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VioletMoonBooks
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vivastory
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The opening lines of #SuperMassiveBlackHole called to mind Odysseus & Calypso. After the Trojan War it took Odysseus ten years to return to Ithaca, seven of which he spent with Calypso on Ogygia. It was only following Athena's plea to Zeus that Calypso agreed to provide Odysseus with the materials he'd need to leave. For me their story is one of the more memorable in The Odyssey.
#AnglophileApril
@Mdargusch @Reviewsbylola @emilyhaldi @Cinfhen

Mdargusch Nice! I haven‘t read this since high school so I‘m a little foggy on the details. 😂 9mo
Reviewsbylola Great connection! 9mo
gradcat Great thinking on this one! 9mo
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vivastory @gradcat Thanks, for some reason it popped into my head right away. 9mo
emilyhaldi I wish I remembered reading this in high school 🙇🏻‍♀️ 9mo
vivastory @emilyhaldi The Armitage version is fun. He adapted it for BBC as a radio play. 9mo
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CrowCAH
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#AnglophileApril #TakeTheLongWayHome
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=zKGOCOAI_2c

Odysseus sure did take the long way home: Scylla and Charybdis, sirens, Circe‘s island and pigs...

Tamra Definitely the scenic route. 9mo
Reviewsbylola Hahahaha, what @tamra said! 9mo
emilyhaldi Like, way too long... 9mo
Mdargusch Cliff notes for the win! 9mo
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madamereadsalot1
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#grief #quotsyapr19 @TK-421

Art: Giuseppe Bottoni - Athena revealing Ithica to Ulysses

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cobwebmoth
The Odyssey | Homer
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Odysseus worked very hard to get back home. (Love Waterhouse's interpretation of the sirens.)
#harddaysnight #thebeatles #AnglophileApril
@Cinfhen @emilyhaldi @Reviewsbylola @Mdargusch

Mdargusch I love this! 💙 9mo
Jsara5761 Awesome illustration! 👏🏻 The Odyssey I‘m my TBR list. Can‘t wait to dig into it! 9mo
Cinfhen Well done 🙌🏻💕 9mo
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Cathythoughts OMG 😮 this picture is amazing 9mo
sudi I'm actually want to read this after i finish 9mo
Reviewsbylola Such an amazing illustration! 9mo
Swe_Eva Waterhouse is so great! 9mo
emilyhaldi I think I read this in high school but I don‘t remember much 😆 9mo
TK421 I love his artistic vision of the Sirens. 9mo
Severnmeadows Quite awesome picture! 9mo
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readordierachel
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I love that Wilson translated this into modern language. I enjoyed her notes on why she did so, as well as the introduction, even more than the actual poem. Now to read Circe and The Penelopiad.

vivastory Simon Armitage has a wonderful version that he adapted as a radio play 9mo
readordierachel @vivastory Oh cool! I will track that down! 9mo
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Oryx
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Admiring some of the books at the #litsyreadingretreat - unfortunately my Greek is a bit rusty (or non-existent)

Kalalalatja So pretty! 10mo
Soubhiville Wow! 10mo
Severnmeadows Beautiful! 10mo
Cathythoughts ✨✨✨✨✨ 10mo
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EadieB
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hermyknee
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“I think songwriters are more related to fiction writers. The #Odyssey was a story in song. To me, that's so beautiful, all those painted characters, all those travels and adventures.”
- Regina Spektor

♥️🧡💛listening to Regina Spektor back in the day made high school way less sh!tty

#QuotsyApr19 @TK-421 #LizDoesQuotsy

madamereadsalot1 I love Regina! 10mo
hermyknee @madamereadsalot1 ♥️♥️♥️ 10mo
Johanna414 She is still my favorite! 10mo
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LokiDokey
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#Manicmonday
📘 Odyssey
🎥 Futurama...the episode where Fry and Bender look at that apartment that's underwater and the sea creature attacks the window 😂
🎵 Under the Sea
@JoScho

JoScho 💛🦑💛 10mo
booklahoma 👍🏻Futurama! 🚀🌎🌝 💫 10mo
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bernadette
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So happy to finish! I enjoyed it but got a little impatient for Odysseus to finally take his home back. The ending was rather abrupt but I remember thinking that from when I read it in high school, too.

Bklover Ok, you have inspired me! This is on my bedside table (this exact version). Need. To. Get. Started. 10mo
bernadette @Bklover yay! I'm so flattered. It's a good read with much more life than the prose translation I read in high school. A lot more going on in it too since all the stuff going on with Penelope and Telemachus was cut from the high school version I read. 10mo
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Mitch
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The geographer in me loves this! Mapping the Odyssey....

https://www.laphamsquarterly.org/roundtable/geography-odyssey

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ravenlee
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#SundayShelfie part 4 - I have a mild obsession with the Odyssey, yet don‘t have the Emily Wilson translation. Yet.

#mythsandlegendsswap

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JPeterson
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Two months until our Greece vacation, and after rereading a bunch of myths and The Iliad, totally ready to start my reread of The Odyssey. ❤️