Tuesday, July 14, 2020
The Illiad of Homer
I'm beginning my third year of the Circe Apprenticeship. One of the books we read this year is The Illiad. I started reading Book 1 the other afternoon and it infuriated me. At dinner that evening, my kids were being as sassy/clever as usual, but I had a lot less patience for their remarks. I got up to leave the room and my husband asked, "Where are you going?" I said, "I get no honor here." To which, my oldest daughter, who knew I was reading this book and knows the story really well quipped, "Mom, I think the wrath of Achilles might be getting to you." I had to admit that she might be right.