Homer's Odyssey 101: How to Understand the Greatest Epic Ever Written

Written by:
Gregory I. Carlson
Narrated by:
Gregory I. Carlson

Unabridged Audiobook

Ratings
Book
4
Narrator
2
Release Date
July 2016
Duration
4 hours 59 minutes
Summary
From acclaimed classicist Gregory Carlson, discover new insights into one of the greatest works of literature ever composed: Homer’s Odyssey. 

Why does this ancient epic poem continue to enthrall readers from all walks of life? You’re undoubtedly familiar with the Odyssey in some form. Now, this exciting audio course invites you to read Homer’s text with new eyes.  

Your presenter, Rev. Gregory Carlson, S.J. (D.Phil, University of Heidelberg), is a renowned classicist and award-winning literature professor who has taught at Georgetown University, the College of the Holy Cross, and Creighton University. In his 12 lively lectures, the Western world’s most engaging story comes alive again with all its poetry, drama, and action. As you voyage through the Odyssey book by book, you will be captivated by Homer’s artistry. 

In this course, you will journey to fantastic lands filled with sea monsters and sirens, gods and giants. Rev. Carlson presents fresh perspectives on familiar stories by drawing out their implications and challenges for Odysseus. 

If you think of Odysseus as just another ancient hero, you will find yourself surprised, as Homer reveals this man as distinctive—and remarkably modern. As Rev. Carlson brings the poem to life, you will come to see that it is not just about adventures; the poem itself is an adventure. Indeed, Homer will challenge your perceptions about success, relationships, and human identity. 

This course is part of the Learn25 collection and includes a free PDF study guide.
Homer's Odyssey 101: How to Understand the Greatest Epic Ever Written
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