Revisiting the Odyssey

Revisiting the Odyssey

Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 733 , Segment 6

Episode: Why CHIP Matters, Prince Alwaleed's Life Bargain, Homer's Odyssey Revisted

  • Jan 25, 2018
  • 16:17 mins

Guest: Emily Wilson, PhD, Professor, Department of Classical Studies, and Chair, Comparative Literature, University of Pennsylvania The story has all the elements of a great superhero saga: battles with monsters, help from the gods, a homeland in need of saving. There’s even true love in the mix. But this isn’t a Marvel or DC Comics story. It’s maybe THE original epic in Western culture: Homer’s “The Odyssey.” For anyone groaning now at the memory of slogging through it in high school, The Odyssey’s out in a new translation accessible to an audience raised on a steady diet of comic books.

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