Saturday, July 18, 2009

Marriage in 800 B.C.

"There is nothing more nobler or more admirable than when two people who see eye to eye keep house as man and wife, confounding their enemies and delighting their friends, as only they themselves know better than anyone."
-Homer ("The Odyssey")

Isn't that a fun way to look at marriage? This is a quote I found in the back of one of my planners from High School (apparently recorded during some required reading). Who would suspect that such a beautful and tender quote about marriage could come from "The Odyssey"- a story that contains a cyclops and a woman with snake hair? It's significant to me that even in 800 B.C. marriage was revered and admired.


  1. Was Homer refering to the marriage of the cyclops and the lady with snakes in here hair?

  2. Mike-
    Is that what Cliff's Notes told you?