The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. @IthacaStateOfMind Uh oh. This cave is a giant’s lair. He has a taste for cheese, and my companions. He also has only one eye. Trying to keep from... show more
The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. @IthacaStateOfMind Uh oh. This cave is a giant’s lair. He has a taste for cheese, and my companions. He also has only one eye. Trying to keep from laughing. Got him drunk. Put a hot poker in his ONE EYE when he blacked out. That will show him – if he could see. LOL. Time to leave. Damn. Poseidon pissed. How was I supposed to know One-Eye was his son? What Olympian whore did he sleep with to get an issue like that? From Twitterature: The World's Greatest Books in Twenty Tweets or Less
Publish date: April 29th 2003
Publisher: Penguin Classics
Pages no: 348
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Classic Literature
Considering how fast my professor skimmed over this book I really felt like I was figuring out "The Odyssey" on my own. Some parts were very striking and familiar, for though I never read the entire work from beginning to end there were individual moments, like the encounters with Circe and the Cycl...
This book although a little challenging is a book worth learning and reading. It shows fun and hardship giving an aura of dramatic irony.
I wonder if the world spoke in the poetic language used by homer then there would have been fewer confrontations in this world. Don’t believe me? Lets analyze and see through an exampleHomer Version: Oh Flesh of my heartThe times have turned against usFor the Gods have intervenedIn our love for each...
A great classic. Another epic tale by Homer.
The Odyssey. That epic tale. That slightly boring, must-have-been-the-translation, am-I-too-young-to-appreciate-this, epic tale.Don't get me wrong, I understand that this is a classic. And it has gotten very good reviews. Buuuut it started pretty slow. And it dragged on. Lots of telling and retellin...