The Iliad vs. The Odyssey
The Dilemma: You read these two epic poems in college for class. Or, more precisely, you scanned them. Well, you never technically cracked the spine of either book, and now you can’t spot a Cyclops from a Trojan Horse. Help!
People You Can Impress: potentially, Brad Pitt. Also anyone who loves the phrase “It’s all Greek to me.”
The Quick Trick: If it’s happening on a boat, it’s The Odyssey; if it’s not, it’s probably The Iliad. Also, The Iliad stars Achilles; The Odyssey, Odysseus.
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