The Odyssey by Homer
In the Spring Semester the 10th grade will read The Odyssey / by Homer; translated by Robert Fagles.
The library will have a reserve collection for English II projects.
- Do you need to buy the Odyssey translated by Fagles? Amazon
- Our online catalog provides a first chapter excerpt when you click to "details".
- We have a number of nonfiction books and graphic novels to help understand Homer and his epic poems.
Ms. Akers recommendations:
spring2004/zeus_sarah_price. pdf (I highly recommend this article.)
org/ (You can seach The Oral Tradition journal for articles using this link.)
Additional Library Sources
GALE - Search term "Homer Greek Poet"
- Maddox, Gregory H. "Oral Traditions: Telling, Sharing." New Dictionary of the History of Ideas. Ed. Maryanne Cline Horowitz. Vol. 4. Detroit: Charles Scribner's Sons, 2005. 1667-1672. Gale Power Search. Web. 27 Jan. 2015. Document URL - http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX3424300555&v=2.1&u=tel_s_tsla&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w
- "Homer." Encyclopedia of World Biography. Detroit: Gale, 1998. Gale Power Search. Web. 27 Jan. 2015. Document URL http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CK1631003101&v=2.1&u=tel_s_tsla&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w
- "The Age of Homeric Epic." Arts and Humanities Through the Eras. Ed. Edward I. Bleiberg, et al. Vol. 2: Ancient Greece and Rome 1200 B.C.E.-476 C.E. Detroit: Gale, 2005. 122-126. Gale Power Search. Web. 27 Jan. 2015. Document URL http://go.galegroup.com/ps/i.do?id=GALE%7CCX3427400243&v=2.1&u=tel_s_tsla&it=r&p=GPS&sw=w
- "Reading" Homer through Oral Tradition John Miles Foley College Literature, Vol. 34, No. 2, Reading Homer in the 21st Century (Spring, 2007), pp. 1-28
- The Journal of Hellenic Studies Coverage: 1880-2011 (Vols. 1-131) Links to External Content: 2012 (Vol. 132) Published by: The Society for the Promotion of Hellenic Studies
Here are links to supplemental information about The Odyssey from Annenberg.
My favorite new Mythology additions to the library collection this year.
Percy Jackson's Greek gods / by Rick Riordan (2014)
"A publisher in New York asked me to write down what I know about the Greek gods, and I was like, Can we do this anonymously? Because I don't need the Olympians mad at me again. But if it helps you to know your Greek gods, and survive an encounter with them if they ever show up in your face, then I guess writing all this down will be my good deed for the week."
Mythology / created by Basher; written by Mary Budzik. (2014)
- "The myths and stories of the gods and goddesses of the ancient world have a timeless appeal that captures the attention of generation after generation of children. Basher History: Mythology is an information-packed introduction to Greek/Roman, Norse and ancient Egyptian mythologies. Meet Zeus, father of the Greek gods (and learn that the Romans knew him as Jupiter), Norse Freyja, goddess of love, beauty, war and death, and Egyptian Bastet, goddess of cats, along with many others. This unique and upbeat guide is a legend in the making."