Homer's Odyssey: More than Men, Monsters, Witches and Gods
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The Odyssey is a work of Western literature that almost everyone knows something about but few have actually read. Odysseus' escape from the Cyclops, his surviving the deadly call of the Sirens and Penelope's tricking of her suitors have become part of our common culture. The Odyssey is a foundational work. Yet, what does it have to say to the modern reader? In your odyssey through The Odyssey, you will study the complexity of its characters, their self-awareness and their joy in blurring the lines of truth and fiction. Powerful men, women and gods weave their tales and cloth, spin webs of identity and mystery and re-knit the fabric of their world.