Hold Your Horses

“Antilochus—you drive like a maniac! Hold your horses! The track’s too narrow here—it widens soon for passing— watch out—you’ll crash your chariot, wreck us both!” Homer, Book 23 of “The Iliad” “Hold your horses!” It was a scorching summer afternoon the day we visited my grandparents. I was thirsty, impatient and eager to drink the…