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Becker
Odyssey | Homer
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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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Tungsten_Peerts
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Lattimore is my go-to translator for the Iliad. It FEELS faithful to the original, though since I don't know ancient Greek (yet) this seems like something I shouldn't be allowed to say. How can a poem that on one level is all about guys and gods shoving spears through each other be ultimately very moving? You can ask Homer, but he's dead and won't tell you directly.

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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
The Odyssey | Homer
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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 😳😂 1mo
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kgriffith
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I don‘t get as many pictures with Iliena because she‘s more my brother‘s cat than mine these days, but he and I watched an episode of Instinct together this afternoon so she‘s out here on the couch 😊 Also, it‘s scarf weather 😭 but at least I have some lovely options including this Iliad infinity scarf from @brandybear22 🥰

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zefmii
The Iliad | Homer Homer
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #clasic
One of my must-read books

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ImperfectCJ
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#7days7covers #7covers7days #covercrush

A favorite cover each day for seven days, no explanation.

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Jess_Franzino
The Odyssey | Homer
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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. 2mo
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 ❤️ 2mo
wanderinglynn That sounds even more amazing! You will have an incredible time. I hope you'll share some photos when you get back. 2mo
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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! 2mo
Megabooks Have a great time!!! 2mo
Jess_Franzino @Megabooks Thanks ♥️ 2mo
ravenlee That sounds utterly amazing! Have a great time (but don‘t forget to go home). 2mo
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k.reads
Odyssey | Homer
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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
Odyssey | Homer
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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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