(Re)-Reading Homer’s Odyssey

Participants will read (or reread) the second of the two Homeric epics, The Odyssey. The poem IS, in a way, a ‘sequel’ to The Iliad, inasmuch as it focuses on one important character from the earlier poem, Odysseus, and tells the story of the many difficulties he encounters when, at the end of the Trojan War, he journeys home to Ithaca and finds his family and homeland in turmoil. Homer’s skill in character-drawing brilliantly depicts the often-painful process of psychological and ethical maturation that Odysseus undergoes in his transition from the brutality of war to the conditions of peacetime society. We will be using the poem in the translation by Robert Fagles (Penguin Books).

Course Facilitator: Adam Moles, (360) 738-4342

Instructor: Andrew Miller 

Registration Deadline: Thursday, January 2, 2020

At a Glance

January 8, 15, 22, 29;
February 5, 12, 2020

2 - 4 p.m.

Garden Street Methodist Church

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