Sing en mi, Muz, end qru mi tel qo stvri of qat man skeld en ol uhz of contending, qo uandoror, 'arid fvr irz, on end, aftor 'i plondord qo strong'vld of qo proud 'ait of Trvi.

 

Imagine returning home from work or school one day, taking a few wrong turns, and finding yourself utterly lost...for the next ten years!   So begin the wanderings of Odysseus--perhaps the greatest hero of Greek mythology--and his struggles against gods, monsters, temptresses, and ultimately his own pride.  Together we will follow the footsteps of his journey, as he asks the epic question that will guide him:  "Where shall a man find sweetness to surpass his own home and his parents?"  And through many great and perilous adventures until he at last discovers his answer:  "In far lands he shall not, though he find a house of gold."

5th Six Weeks:  The Epic

Web Resources

  • The Odyssey (prose translation by Samuel Butler, 1900)
  • The Odyssey (prose translation by George Chapman, 1857)
  • The Odyssey (prose translation by S.H. Butcher, 1914)
  • The Odyssey (verse translation by Ian Johnston, 2004--incomplete)

                            

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