June 09, 2004

The Odyssey

I've never read this Homeric epic, but I plan to soon. I actually tried reading the electronic version from Gutenberg, but couldn't stomach all that verse. I'm looking for a good prose translation. I like Greek mythology, which you would have guessed by now as my screen name is Ulysses.

The source of most of my knowledge about this book is a movie screenplay someone wrote based on it, but it was never produced. It's accurately follows the story as far as I can tell, and I really enjoyed reading it. You should check it out here. If this had been written a few years later, during the present craze for fantasy movies, then it surely would have been produced, IMO.

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