by Homer (Translated by Alexander Pope)
Point: All the perils, deception, and monsters in the ancient world could not keep the hero Ulysses from returning to his home after the destruction of Troy.
Path: Homer takes the reader on an epic adventure through the Greek world of ships, storms, gods, and battle. Set in poetic verse, this ancient rhyme rings of man’s life in the shadow of the gods. At times they smile upon the finite man, and at others they seek to crush his frail existence.
Agreement: This was an exciting story, told with great descriptions and flowing words. The arrangement of story told and retold added to the suspense of the adventure.
Disagreement: The dated english mixed with the various names of greek gods made it difficult to follow all the conversations. The format of this kindle book also made it harder since the poetry was reduced to rhyming paragraphs.
Favorite Quotes: “Beauty unchaste is beauty in disgrace.” “Be thy soul at rest; and know, whatever heaven ordains is best.” “Of all the ills unhappy mortals know, a life of wanderings is the greatest woe.”
Stars: 4 out of 5
It would be worth another read and I would recommend it.