I still think about this time when I was a kid and I was like "I didn't really enjoy the Iliad that much..." and some /other/ kid tells me "well that's too bad because the Iliad is objectively an amazing book!"
And it got me thinking...
Is *The Iliad* on **anyone's** "Top 10 favourite books" list? I mean really! I'm sure people in 1194 BC found it boring, too!
@MutoShack It was basically the cornerstone of ancient Greek intellectual culture. But it’s probably safe to say that not everyone finds their culture’s cornerstones interesting.
I think the Iliad’s a great book, but the constant brutal warfare makes it a much harder read than the Odyssey.
Yeah, I guess I just have a negative relationship with the Iliad because 13 year old me had a very poorly translated version and couldn't understand it much (if at all).
I'm sure if I got back to it now it wouldn't be as dreadful as I remember it being! Of course, I don't see myself reading it at any time in the immediate future 😅
The Odyssey was alright, but Nintendo tells it way better 😉
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