Odyssey Resources

(Updated 1/2017)  I’ve come across some additional resources that might be useful, listed at the bottom.  Not strictly on Homer’s Odyssey (see The Ideal of the Odyssey) but they might interest you as well.  Here they are:

There are of course numerous modern translations–Lombardo, Fitzgerald, Fagles, Lattimore, Mitchell.  Also this free one online:

Homer, The Odyssey, trans. A. T. Murray, 1919 free  http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.01.0136

Some online courses and other resources:

The Heroic and the Anti-Heroic in Classical Greek Civilization, taught by Gregory Nagy, Harvard University, free  https://www.extension.harvard.edu/open-learning-initiative/ancient-greek-civilization

Greek and Roman Mythology, taught by Peter Struck, University of Pennsylvania, free  https://class.coursera.org/mythology-002/lecture/index

Introduction to Ancient Greek History, taught by Donald Kagan, Yale University, free http://oyc.yale.edu/classics/clcv-205

Odyssey of Homer, taught by Elizabeth Vandiver, The Great Courses, $90-$200 (I found a copy at my local library.)  http://www.thegreatcourses.com/tgc/courses/course_detail.aspx?cid=302

The Western Canon from Homer to Milton, taught by William Flesch, Brandeis University http://www.openculture.com/the_western_canon_from_homer_to_milton

Homeric Resources, University of Pennsylvania  http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/php/homer/index.php?page=sounds

Who’s Who in the Odyssey  http://mythagora.com/whoswho/odyssey.html

Harvard’s Center for Hellenic Studies  http://chs.harvard.edu/

Overview of Greek History, by Thomas R. Martin  http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/text?doc=Perseus:text:1999.04.0009

Tour of Greek art at Metropolitan Museum of Art  http://jjcweb.jjay.cuny.edu/history/making_objects_speak/index.php/the_odyssey/

Butler, Samuel.  The Authoress of the Odyssey  http://www.sacred-texts.com/cla/aoto/

Ian Johnston’s Homepage, Vancouver Island University  http://records.viu.ca/~johnstoi/homer/odysseytofc.htm

The Centre for Odyssean Studies (Greece)  http://cods.upatras.gr/index.php/en/

Wikipedia’s list of Greek mythological figures: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Greek_mythological_figures

Mythological figures on Tarot cards: http://tarotprophet.com/greek-mythology-greek-gods-and-goddesses-on-tarot-cards/

Let me know if you have found others.


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