DID ROY ROGERS EVER READ THE ILIAD?
If I had a classical education
I could talk about the Greek Classics
Read the Iliad, and recognise dactylic hexameter:
I would know of the quarrel between Agamemnon and Achilles
Understand about the Odyssey, Homer, Diomedes, Poseidon
And other such matters –
Like who the fuck Perseus was?
But I don’t;
Instead of Greek Mythology
I read about Roy Rogers, Buck Jones, Johnny Mack Brown
And how Billy The Kid was left-handed;
About the gunfight at the OK Corral,
And who shot Jesse James in the back;
About The Lone Ranger and Tonto
And other important stuff like that;
I wonder if Roy Rogers ever read The Iliad?