But Ulysses would not be pacified until Circe had taken a solemn oath to change back his companions, and as many others as he should direct, from their present forms of beast or bird into their former shapes of men.
Let them take their original shapes, therefore, Dame Circe, if your skill is equal to the task.
So Circe waved her wand again, and repeated a few magic words, at the sound of which the two and twenty hogs pricked up their pendulous ears.
Ulysses ordered Circe instantly to make a king of this good little fowl, and leave him exactly as she found him.
As for the lions, tigers, and wolves (though Circe would have restored them to their former shapes at his slightest word), Ulysses thought it advisable that they should remain as they now were, and thus give warning of their cruel dispositions, instead of going about under the guise of men, and pretending to human sympathies, while their hearts had the blood- thirstiness of wild beasts.
According to The Hollywood Reporter, the forthcoming streaming service has handed out an eight-episode, straight-to-series order for 'Circe
,' a modern-day take on the world of Greek mythology based on Madeline Miller's best-seller of the same name.
's tale lacks the sweeping arc and central romance of Achilles....But Miller, with her academic bona fides and born instinct for storytelling, seamlessly grafts modern concepts of selfhood and independence to her mystical reveries of smoke and silver, nectar and bones." LEAH GREENBLATT