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Discuss The Odyssey by "Homer"

  • Dec 18, 2014 · 7:00 PM
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Let's read the Robert Fagles translation. More info here:

This will be a prequel to discussing Ulysses by James Joyce in the new year.

Anyone want to lead discussion? :)

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  • Edmund T.

    In the end, I think Odysseus is not someone that modern man (or woman) would respect. He lies, he kills, he cheats on his wife. He procrastinates. He's certainly charismatic, but he's a terrible king, since he's ready to slaughter half his subjects because he's so hot-heated. I think he Romans had it right, hat Ulysses is not a true hero, as we understand the term.

    December 19, 2014

  • Annie M

    Good discussion. We were sort of waiting for more people to show up, but delved into character issues right away. Is Odysseus a likable hero?

    December 19, 2014

  • Annie M

    Very impressive group of true book lovers.

    December 19, 2014

  • Barbara T.

    great discussion

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