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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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