Saturday, March 3, 2007

Struggling in the Trojan War

For the past week, I have been trying to read The Iliad. It is one classic I never read while in school. I reread The Odyssey a month ago and wanted to read the Iliad but it is a struggle. I can't get into the plot like I did with the Odyssey, so my progress is slow, especially since I only have been reading it at night in bed. I just get drowsy and give up trying to make sense of it.

Next on my list is the rest of the Oedipus trilogy; Antigone was the first one I read and next is Oedipus Rex. I read that long ago, so this will be a refresher.

I'll keep trying with The Iliad a little longer. This goes against my principle of never reading anything I don't like. I'm trying to keep an open mind and be disciplined.

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