Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Finished Odyssey and Ragtime

Ragtime I liked even though I usually hate this vein of lit. Odysseus, on the other hand is a horribly person, and should be hung from the gibbets.


J.C. Montgomery said...

Even though you didn't seem to like Odysseus, your comment alone intrigues me enough to go see how bad he truly is.

M. said...

There are two sorts of heroic ideals for the Ancient Greeks: 1) the competent, ultra-badass soldier, the best example of which is Achilles, and 2) the sly thinker who uses his wiles to get what he wants, the best example of which is Odysseus.

The Ancient Greeks had a bit of sea pirate in them, so morally speaking tricking people was perfectly acceptable as long as you made a clean getaway.