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.

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