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The Illiad in Modern English – Chapter I

My book Tales of Odysseus is based on The Odyssey, the sequel to Homer’s epic, The Illiad. The Illiad is available from Project Gutenberg (Samuel Butler’s translation is the one I prefer), but the writing style is antiquated, the gods … Continue reading

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Who Was Odysseus?

I recently published a novel, Tales of Odysseus, which is the story of Odysseus’s return from the Trojan war, based on one of Homer’s two sagas, The Odyssey. Who was Odysseus, and why did Homer make him the hero of … Continue reading

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Dante’s Inferno: Canto V

Dante Alighieri’s “Divine Comedy”, written around 1300 A.D., tells of his fantastic vision of hell, purgatory, and heaven. The first volume, the Inferno, has had incredible influence over our modern conception of hell. There are several free English translations available, … Continue reading

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