The Odyssey

The Odyssey - Homer, Richmond Lattimore

Considering how fast my professor skimmed over this book I really felt like I was figuring out "The Odyssey" on my own. Some parts were very striking and familiar, for though I never read the entire work from beginning to end there were individual moments, like the encounters with Circe and the Cyclops, which I knew from reading Greek myths as a child. At other times, Homer's digressions got a little lengthy and hard to follow. It isn't hard to see why Homer is considered to be a fundamental writer of the trope, but it wasn't something I personally was blown away by it.