Feb. 23, 2021
Loves of my absolute life, Diomedes and Odysseus simply are just the best. Both of these men begin their mythological journeys at the battle of Troy in Homer's "Iliad", an epic poem detailing the final year in the famous war. Unfortunately, after this Diomedes fades into the background of our memories, whereas Odysseus' journey home is followed in Homer's next epic titled "The Odyssey".
After a couple of our previous episodes, it seems many listeners believed we hated all men in mythology. This is not the case!!! Both Diomedes and Odysseus are wonderful examples of incredible heroism - not only to the ancient listeners of this tale, but also to modern scholars who study their texts. Today we wanted to give them a moment in the spotlight to highlight their leadership, bravery, and power.