This is the second part of a ten-week course on Homer’s Odyssey. Whereas, in the first part of the course, we followed Odysseus on his epic journey from the killing fields at Troy, around the Mediterranean, back to his home on the island of Ithaca, the concluding five weeks of the course will deal with the intrigues, disguises, betrayals, battles, recognitions and reunions through which the hero finally reclaims his royal birthright. I eagerly await the moment when those who set out with us last spring may resume the journey in the fall. Other members wishing to join us are welcome but you would be well advised to read books 1 through 15 of The Odyssey before the first class meeting.
ZOOM LINK: Sent to paid and registered members before the start of course.
INSTRUCTOR: Lillian Corti earned a doctorate in Comparative Literature at the City University of New York (1984). She taught ancient classics in translation at Tulsa University, the University of Alaska Fairbanks, and at the Athens Center for the North West Council of Study Abroad (2004).She participated in an NIH Institute on Homer and Oral Traditions at the University of Arizona in Tucson (1994) and has published a book-length study of the myth of Medea.
REQUIRED BOOK: Homer. The Odyssey.Trans. Emily Wilson.Norton: NYC 2019.