Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Great Regulars: This seems especially relevant in a time

of internet searches and social networking, and [Rachel] Hadas is right to point to Hermes as the god ("messenger, courier, bearer of commands") responsible for our obsession with connectivity. In the days of Homer, she says, Hermes could say his piece, then "zoom back up to Mount Olympus", his work done for the day. With round-the-clock activity, however, we keep him "busier than ever".

from The Times Literary Supplement: Poem of the Week: "Hermes"


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