The stories told by Homer about the Trojan War and the travels of Odysseus, plus related stories by other ancient storytellers, have been retold throughout the centuries.
Euripides, Virgil, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Tennyson, Padriac Collum, James Joyce, Eugene ONeill, Christopher Morley, Marion Zimmer Bradley, and the Coen Brothers are but a few of the hundreds who have reinterpreted these seminal tales, not only to embellish history but also to explain their own times.
Now here are a few dozen more. Let them sing to us of war and waste, honor, love, and homesickness. In troubled times we need our bards.
John M. Daniel, from the Foreword, To Troy & Back