The spin is in, #20 has become my Classic Club read. Drum roll please, I will be embarking with Odysseus in The Odyssey by Homer.
In hopes of gathering a few sailing buddies along the way, I will make this into a mini-read-along. I added an "Add Your Link" button below to let others know you have joined in.
I will be reading a translation by Richmond Lattimore as my primary source. I might at times compare passages with a second translators work to show a different interpretation of a passage. Do words like dactylic hexameter scare you under the covers? They do me, so I will be using The Great Courses® lecture Odyssey of Homer to help my understanding of the 12,000+ lines of dactylic hexameter. The lecture series uses Lattimore's translation, as well. (You are free to use whatever translation you have and you do not need The Great Courses® lectures.)
Schedule for planned reading sections and postings, you don't need to follow the schedule to read-along. I tried to break-up the reading to allow time to schedule into already overbooked reading plans and digest what is read.
Feb 11 – Feb 15
Thank you to Cleo @ Classical Carousel for designing a RAL button for everyone to use.
Primary Reading Source
The Odyssey of Homer, Translated and with an Introduction by Richmond Lattimore
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics (2007)
Odyssey of Homer
Professor Elizabeth Vandiver, University of Maryland
The Great Courses®, The Teaching Company (1999)
Read Along Image: Ulysses and the Sirens by John William Waterhouse (1891)
Work is in the Public domain in countries with a copyright term of life of the author plus 90 years or less
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[Notice: Original posting 2014-02-11 at Plethora of Books Blog: http://bookchallenges.weebly.com]
Tags: Odyssey; Read-Alongs; Club Spins