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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 tried my patience.

The parts that aren't boring don't make a whole lot of sense.  Achilles doesn't want to fight because of some stupid slight against him, then his friend dies (in a war.  Shocker!) and he fights.  At one point he kicks a river's ass.  There's a funeral that lasts 10 days and consists of horse racing and wrestling.  War is hell.

In this episode, we've got regular guest Stephen Carter sitting in for the traveling Ezra, and special guest Nick Delehanty.  The two most frequent guests, together at last.