“These stories enable us to rehearse bad situations without actually having to be in danger.”
Philosophy Books for Children
Peter Worley, Philosopher
“It’s a very easy read, and a completely different world from The Iliad. Whereas The Iliad depicts a militaristic and war-wrecked world, The Odyssey is like a fairytale and it’s fascinatingly complex. It’s told in flashbacks, it has time that’s extended and time that’s compressed, and it’s told from different viewpoints.”
Greats of Classical Literature
Charlotte Higgins, Journalist
“The thing I loved about Ulysses was that he’s so in love with adventure and with love.”
Love, War, and Longing
Janine di Giovanni, Journalist
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