The Odyssey (1873)

Three Wednesdays: August 15, 22, 29, 6 to 8 p.m.

$90.00 (10% off for members)

*SOLD OUT* The first class (Aug. 15) will include an introduction to the so-called 'Homeric Question' and to the basic dynamics of oral poetics. Each meeting will focus in detail on eight books.

For Aug. 15, please read Odyssey, Books 1-8.

For Aug. 22, please read Odyssey, Book 9–16

For Aug. 29, please read Odyssey, Books 17–24.

No previous knowledge of Homer or Greek poetry is necessary; all necessary background will be furnished by the instructor in the course of lecture and discussion. 

The Odyssey, by Homer, Trans. Emily Wilson (9780393089059)

Alexander Sens has been a professor at Georgetown University since he received his PhD in Classics in 1991, and currently occupies the Markos and Eleni Kounalakis Chair in Hellenic Studies. His research and teaching focus on Greek poetry, and in particular on that of the late Classical and early Hellenistic periods. He's especially interested in how poets of these ages engage with the antecedent literary tradition in order to create meaning. His most recent book, co-authored with his colleague Charles McNelis, is The Alexandra of Lycophron: A Literary Study (OUP, 2016)

REFUND POLICY: Please note that we can issue class refunds up until seven (7) days before the first class session.

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By Homer, Emily Wilson (Translator)
ISBN: 9780393089059
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - November 7th, 2017