Rage–Goddess, sing the rage of Peleus’ son Achilles,
murderous, doomed, that cost the Achaeans countless losses,
hurling down to the House of Death so many sturdy souls,
great fighters’ souls, but made their bodies carrion,
feasts for the dogs and birds,
and the will of Zeus was moving toward its end,
Begin, Muse, when the two first broke and clashed,
Agamemnon, lord of men and brilliant Achilles –The Iliad
So begins our entrance into the land of Homer. I have waited 7 years to read The Iliad and The Odyssey with my kids and now, in a blink of an eye, we are doing it. If the last 2 days are any indication, we will be here for awhile. That’s okay. Slow is good.
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