At last! I've finished The Illiad portion of the story and have begun The Odyssey. What a difference! I'm trying to decide if it is the subject matter of one versus the other that makes the one so much better, so much more readable than the other, so much easier to tell or if it is that the writing of the Odyssey is actually that much better than that of the Illiad. Or then again, maybe I will just leave it to the critics.