The Odyssey


Summer 2020: The Odyssey

Seminar Dates: 23 May and 27 June from 8 am to 10 am (AZ time) via Zoom 

“If the Iliad is the world’s greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature’s grandest evocation of everyman’s journey through life. Odysseus’ reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance… Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer’s original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox’s superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles’s translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer’s students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper” (from the publisher). (Why would Christians read and discuss The Odyssey?)

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