One of my goals for the summer is to read The Iliad and The Odyssey. Though I have read adaptations, condensed versions, and various selections, I have never completed the originals (English that is). I am only about half way through the Iliad, so I will do well to finish it by summer’s end.
Obviously I have no frame of reference for comparison, but the version I am reading is excellent. It is Robert Fagle’s translation, and thus far I have found it very readable and enjoyable. I hope, over the next couple of weeks to post some of the thoughts sparked by reading this classic masterpiece.
I believe you can learn something from everything, so even a “pagan” like Homer can benefit me on the wisdom journey.