Reading Homer in Wyoming

How Homer's epic similes, archetypal characters, and violent scenes come alive on the American wilderness

By Jason Baxter

I can’t remember how many times I’ve read Homer’s two poems, but I’ve read them enough that they’re starting to sink into my bones. For nearly a decade, I’ve taught freshmen an introductory class on the Greek mind. To prepare for the class, I re-read the necessary books, read a couple of new articles or chapters, jot down some notes, and …

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