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Sites about The Odyssey

by Homer

The story of the King of Ithaca, Odysseus, and his journey home from the Trojan War.

Characters: Odysseus, Telemachus, Penelope, Circe, Cyclops, Poseidon

Critical sites about The Odyssey

Fragments of the Primordial Great Goddess: Calypso & Circe
An examination of these two female characters in The Odyssey.
Contains: Character Analysis, Content Analysis
Author: Alicia LeVan
Incorporating the Other: The Catalogue of Women in Odyssey 11
"Closure is silence, and perhaps a loss of self. The closure Odysseus wanted to give to his night of storytelling -- the catalogue of heroines -- has a lot to tell us about his process of self-presentation that causes the Phaeacians to find him worthy to be sent home out of Scheria."
Contains: Character Analysis
Author: James Houlihan
From: Electronic Antiquity Vol. 2. no. 1 June 1994
Odysseus and the Historians
"In this paper, however, I would like to focus on the influence of Odysseus and the Odyssey on the subject matter, persona, and even methodology of the ancient historian."
Contains: Character Analysis
Author: John Marincola
From: HISTOS Vol. 1 1997
Study Guide for Homer's Odyssey
This detailed study guide provides some annotations, links, and thoughtful questions for each book of The Odyssey, for students of the poem. It also has an excellent chronology of the poem.
Author: Robin Mitchell-Boyask

Other (non-critical) sites about The Odyssey

Homeric Odyssey and the Cultivation of Justice
"An online lecture and discussion series organized and led by Professor Gregory Nagy, the current Chair of the Department of Classics at Harvard University."
Author: Gregory Nagy
From: The Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Author: Gregory Nagy
From: The Berkman Center for Internet and Society
Immortal Tale
An interview with Robert Fagles, who produced a recent, acclaimed translation of The Odyssey.
Author: Elizabeth Farnsworth & Robert Fagles
From: Online NewsHour
Author: Elizabeth Farnsworth & Robert Fagles
From: Online NewsHour
The Odyssey Game
Although this is a pretty easy game, it is a fun and interesting way to review knowledge of the text.
Contains: Plot Summary
Author: Andrew Wilson
Author: Andrew Wilson

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