Why “Circe” is a Book That Matters

Why “Circe” is a Book That Matters

Picture this, a boat washes ashore on the beautiful island of Aiaia, carrying Odysseus after his long quest fighting in Troy. Silver wolves and golden lions drape themselves over the threshold, and striking witch-sorceress Circe emerges over the rocks. The story of the Odyssey begins with depicting Circe as vivid, powerful and unique, a cunning witch who transforms Odysseus’s men …