Monday, August 16, 2004

Bob Costas' Olympic Literary Color

Slate is running some nice Olympic pieces. And there's this one about the opening ceremonies which contains Bob Costas'discussing Greek drama:
Oedipus, as you know, Katie, was the tragic king who killed his father and married his mother—a sequence of events that seldom turns out well.
And what about that Odysseus fellow; American Express: never leave home without it.

1 comment:

Dr J said...

And Achilles, a man who didn't understand the term "sensible shoes."