I appreciate this book for what it was - an introduction to #greek#mythology . I learnt a lot, though most of the interesting stuff it implicitly. Did you know that the word "tantalizing" stems from the myth of the Greek villain Tantalos? What is your favourite myth?
Eine Sammlung, die Einblicke in die bekanntesten griechischen Sagen gibt, jedoch an einem trockenen Schreibstil leidet.
"“Stranger, you must be a foreigner from distant parts, or foolish, since you ask about this famous country. Many people know it, from those who live towards the east under the rising sun, to those out west in lands of gloomy dusk. This is rough country, not fit for grazing horses, and not spacious, but not infertile; corn and wine abound here. The land is always wet with rain and dew. There are fine water holes, and it is good for raising goats and cattle, and the trees are varied. Foreigner, I think the name of Ithaca is even known in Troy, a land they say is far away from Greece.” #Odyssey 13.236-249 trans Emily Wilson
Ulisse pianse nel sentire cantare le gesta sue e degli altri Greci, a Troia. Ma non voleva farsi scoprire. Col lembo del mantello si coprì il volto e asciugò le lacrime. Solo Alcinoo, re dei Feaci, se ne accorse
Ma non disse nulla.
#b &w #quotations#homer#Odyssey#tears