SO, apparently, I have been writing Iliad wrong this WHOLE TIME. And I’m not just talking about my last few posts here. I mean on my tests, paper topics, review sheets, whiteboard notes during the entire quarter I taught this book — and none of my students noticed. My professor from college (who is fabulous, by the way) was kind enough to point this out. I could swoon from embarrassment. HOWEVER, I do have this occasional problem with doubling consonants. I once wrote Agamemnon as Aggammemmnnon and stared at it, knowing something truly wrong had happened, but wasn’t sure how to go about fixing it. SO, I have gone back and fixed all of my references to the Iliad on here (although, not on instagram so… oh well).
Why am I telling you this? Because mistakes happen sometimes. I spend a great deal of time with ancient history, but I am still going to make some silly mistakes occasionally. There is a good possibility that one day you will make a silly mistake. When you do, you can remember that you are not alone and that it is (most likely) not the end of the world.
Have a good day, my lovelies!