Review: An Iliad

An Iliad, Homer’s Coat The Opera House, until March 14 Like the Ancient Mariner, the Poet who tells the story of the Trojan War is driven to tell it but, unlike the Mariner, he finds no solace or forgiveness for the sins of man. “Every time I sing this song”, he says, “I hope it’s the last time.” But we know all too well from just the first 14 years of this century, as well as the litany of wars from ancient Troy to modern Afghanistan, that when the Poet recites towards the end of An Iliad it wont be the last time he tells it.