Tag: The Odyssey

Suppose your side had won

Chiharu Shiota, A Room of Memorya, 2009 This week I learned that in about 55 days we were stuck at home quarantining, people 2000 years ago had taken the same length of time to travel from London to Constantinople by donkey and civilian boats in spring by the least amount of denarii possible. It was crazy how (surprise!) capitalism and […]

What is your epithet?

I am currently reading classicist Dr. Emily Wilson‘s translation of The Odyssey, and was so very much reminded of how important a good translation is in order to reel your reader in to read and be more interested and invested in an ancient poem from three millennia ago. I mean, this is how her translation […]

On waiting

Waiting, according to the Random House Dictionary of the English Language, is defined as “remaining in the state of response or inaction, until something expected happens.”