E5 Context Resources

World Literature Module 5.1

The Odyssey

World Literature- Excellence in Literature: English 5Study Guide: World Literature (Excellence in Literature, English 5)

Focus Text: The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles

Honors Texts: The Iliad by Homer, a translation by Robert Fagles or Richard Lattimore

NOTE: This is an epic poem, created to be heard. I strongly recommend listening to it, or at least a portion of it.

Audiobook: http://amzn.to/2qWY3JO

EIL 5.1 Context Resources

These links represent only the online resources referenced in this module. Instructions, background information, offline resources, and assignments are all found in the Excellence in Literature study guide listed above.

The Odyssey by Homer

Among all men on the earth bards have a share of honor and reverence,
because the muse has taught them songs and loves the race of bards.

—Homer, Odyssey 8. 457 ff

Readings

https://excellence-in-literature.com/why-we-read-the-odyssey-by-deborah-stokol

 

https://excellence-in-literature.com/the-adventures-of-ulysses-by-charles-lamb

Optional: The Wanderings of Odysseus by Rosemary Sutcliff.
http://www.jstor.org/pss/3291715

http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nawest/content/timeline/ancient.htm

http://www.perseus.tufts.edu/hopper/collections

https://excellence-in-literature.com/why-study-the-pagans-by-cheryl-lowe

The Author’s Life and Historical Context

 

http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/entertainment-jan-june97-odyssey_3-3/

http://cerhas.uc.edu/troy/q402.html

https://excellence-in-literature.com/hidden-histories-by-jonathan-gottschall

Poetry

 

http://www.cavafy.com/poems/content.asp?id=74&cat=1

http://www.poets.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/15205

https://excellence-in-literature.com/ode-on-a-grecian-urn-by-john-keats

http://www.cummingsstudyguides.net/Guides2/Keats.html

https://excellence-in-literature.com/upon-first-looking-upon-chapmans-homer-by-john-keats

Melani Study Guide On First Looking into Chapman’s Homer


Robert Fagles translation; audio book performed by Ian McKellen. Amazon.com or Audible.com. Recommended.

http://librivox.org/the-odyssey-by-homer

Music

http://ancientlyre.com/index/

https://excellence-in-literature.com/ancient-greek-music-macedonia

http://www.mlahanas.de/Greeks/Music.htm

http://www.homoecumenicus.com/ancient_instruments.htm

http://homoecumenicus.com/ioannidis_homer_odyssey.htm

Video

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118414/

Visual Arts

http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/tacg/hd_tacg.htm

http://www.classics.upenn.edu/myth/content/homer/multimap.html

http://academic.reed.edu/humanities/110tech/iliad.html#Homeric%20Geography

Just for Fun

http://www.mythologyteacher.com/Trojan-War-Game.php

Quiz: http://www.wwnorton.com/college/english/nawest/content/quiz/reading/ancient.htm

http://www.armoredpenguin.com/crossword/Data/best/literature/odyssey.04.html

http://www.groseducationalmedia.ca/greekm/ody.html

Vocabulary

http://bce-fall2009.wikispaces.com/file/view/vocabulary+list.pdf


Index of World Literature context link pages

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World Literature Texts (recommended editions)

British Lit study guide, and links to focus and honors texts (opens in a new tab at the author’s Everyday Education site)

 

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