A Journey into the Odyssey (Remote)

Paola Basile
Professor of Italian and French, Lake Erie College
Tuesdays, April 6 - May 11
4-5:30 p.m. ET

Homer’s Odyssey is one of the oldest masterpieces of world literature and its influence extends beyond the confines of a specific discipline or time period. We will analyze and discuss this epic poem, which is made up of 24 books. We will also delve into related topics such as Odysseus’ voyage and adventures the Greek concepts of challenge, honor, heroism and otherness and the conflicting concepts of death v. memory v. fame and of poetry v. history v. mythology.

Read: Suggested translation: The Odyssey by Homer, Robert Fitzgerald (Translator) (ISBN 978-0374525743)

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