Recently, my daily walks were accompanied by this series of lectures, 24 in all, from The Learning Company on Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey, and I was inspired to add them to my Morning Yoga Poetry list. I start next week.
Sing, goddess, the anger of Peleus' son Achilleus
and its devastation, which put pains thousandfold upon the Achaians,
hurled in their multitudes to the house of Hades strong souls
of heroes, but gave their bodies to be the delicate feasting
of dogs, of all birds, and the will of Zeus was accomplished
since that time when first there stood in division of conflict
Atreus' son the lord of men and brilliant Achilleus.