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Read it and Weep

Mar 6, 2012

When we last left our friends, they were killing each other in front of the walls of Troy.  After another 300+ pages, they're exactly where they started, though with slightly diminished numbers.  But the Iliad, like so many things, is more about the journey than the destination, and like the band Journey, the Iliad...

Mar 1, 2012

War between the Trojans and the Greeks is like the battle for my Internet service between the cable company and the phone company.  Neither side has moral righteousness, nobody is ever going to be declared the winner, and  people are constantly getting stabbed.

Yet despite the high level of stabbing, the Iliad is...