Saturday, 21 July 2018

Book #54

Circe and the Cyclops by Homer


The tales of Odysseus's struggle with a man-eating Cyclops and Circe, the beautiful enchantress who turns men into swine. 

I’ve sorely wanted to read The Odyssey for some time, but always feel quite overwhelmed by its reputation, language, and format.

Since this addition to the Little Black Classics range is a mere taster of Homer, I felt it would be a good place to start. It wasn’t, and if anything, has furthered me from giving the complete work an eager attempt.

I feel better now I’ve read reviews which blast this edition’s translation. I intend to blame that, however the truth in my dislike is probably more down to apprehension and a complete inability to work hard at Homer. Sorry dudes. 

No comments: