READING HOMER’S ODYSSEY


Tutor: Kath McKay

Thursday 9am – 11am 11th July 2024

Language Room  

Homer’s ODYSSEY   is an ancient poem translated from the Greek but it remains fresh even today. It is a racy account of the Greek warrior hero Odysseus’ attempts to make his way home to his wife and son at the end of the Trojan War.  The Gods and others put many obstacles in his path and he has to struggle to escape the clutches of those who wish to detain him.

Odysseus is known in Roman literature as Ulysses.

Robert Fagels’ translation provides an up to date version of this magnificent epic poem, making it easy to read (once you get a grip on the Greek names) and to recite. It has an almost hypnotic rhythm and can best be described as a ripping yarn.

NOTE: It is important that everyone has same text, in this instance  Robert Fagel’s translation. 

tor: Kath McKay

Graduated BA from ANU majoring in Latin and French and including Bahasa Indonesia and Malay, beginners German and philosophy,

Dip Ed from Sydney.

Was a teacher for about 10 years then into local government.

Loved Latin and history and have enjoyed reading the classics all her life and have always had a passion for the Greco-Roman myths and legends.

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