Monday, July 11, 2005

If Odysseus Had A Platypus

Ever wonder? At least he'd have had someone to talk to twenty years, and how could Penelope refuse such a courteous and civil house-guest? (Platypi are very civil.) So maybe you haven't ever wondered that, but taking another read (or a first-time read) through the "Odyssey" is well worth the effort. I've just been touring back through Robert Fagles translation in preparation for the new semester. I'm going to be focusing on Ancient Greece now, as opposed to Colonialism, so what better way to start than with the "bible" of the Ancient Greeks. What made the Greeks tick? The answers are on ever page of this book. And no, there are no platypi in the "Odyssey". More's the pity...

2 comments:

Lady G said...

As a fresh addition to the platypus cult, I must say... I must share with my friends the glory that is you.

Linds said...

You're reading the Odyssey for school in the fall? Me too! :)