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Reading Homer's Odyssey: Voyage of Self-Discovery

Homer’s Odyssey is not merely an adventure story. It is a universal saga of personal growth which poses this (among many) questions: As one progresses through life, which is more important—living an exciting (but possibly dangerous) life, or settling down peacefully (or possibly tediously) at home? It has been said that every aspect of the Odyssey is a metaphor for the challenges we face as we navigate through the years: our fears, our desires, our loves, our legacy. In this 5-week course, we will analyze Odysseus as the universal lover and warrior, filled with hope and despair, resilience and PTSD, who emerges from a 10-year war and another 10 years on the high seas resolved to return home to Ithaca and his wife–at any cost. Summer 2024 tuition is $419.

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You'll Walk Away with

  • Familiarity with an ancient Greek classic
  • A modern analysis of the Odyssey’s themes and how it remains relevant today

Ideal for

  • Those interested in the study of the classics
  • All members of the community—working, retired, and in between
NO open sections available for this course at the moment. Please check back next semester.

    • Section

    • Semester

      Summer 2024
    • Date

      Jun 5 - Jul 10
    • Day

    • Time

      • Online
    • Format

      • Online
    • Sessions

    • Faculty

      Matthias, Susan
    • Location

      Instructor Led
    Tuition $419