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Homer, The Odyssey

October 27—December 8 (no meeting on Nov. 24)
Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 (6 sessions)


The Odyssey is one of the world’s oldest and most enduring works of literature. Homer’s ancient Greek epic has inspired many modern artists and has introduced generations of readers to the the world of Greek myth, poetry, and storytelling.  In this seminar, we will explore the intricacies of Homer’s epic and its central story— Odysseus’s effort to return home from the Trojan War and reunite with his wife and son.  We will use the much heralded new translation by Emily Wilson.

The Odyssey was also the principal inspiration for James Joyce’s Ulysses, the modernist epic of everyday life, that will be the focus of a Delve seminar next Spring, the 100th anniversary of its publication on February 2, 1922.   Participants in the Ulysses seminar are encouraged, though not required to read and study The Odyssey beforehand.

Access Program
We want our Delves and writing classes to be accessible to everyone, regardless of income and background. We understand that our tuition structure can present obstacles for some people. Our Access Program offers registrations at a reduced rate. The access program for Delves and writing classes covers 60% of the class tuition. Most writing classses have at least one access spot available. Contact Susan Moore at susan@literary-arts.org if you would like to take a writing class at the Access Rate.



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Christopher Zinn

Christopher Zinn grew up in Pine City, New York, and was educated at Georgetown and at New York University, where he received his Ph.D. in English and American Literature. Christopher currently teaches humanities at the Portland Waldorf High School.
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