Focus On: Retellings of The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Ever since I stumbled across Madeline Miller’s brilliant retelling of The Iliad (The Song of Achilles), I’ve been on the hunt for updated versions of The Odyssey.

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Book Review: The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

"The Song of Achilles" by Madeline Miller

The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Rating:  5/5

The Song of Achilles

Every once in a while a book comes along and takes your breath away. If you’re very lucky, you stumble across a gem with fully developed characters, beautiful prose, and an engaging story. The Song of Achilles is that book. I’d fallen in love with the idea of Achilles in high school Latin class but my passion for the myth came when I read The Iliad in college. Homer’s musical language is so beautiful even in translation.

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