The Odyssey Resource Page

for online chats at Ancient Sites Community
(NOTE: Ancient Sites folded in 1999)

The Odyssey by Homer
First Odyssey chat at Fabularum Bibliotheca of Ancient Sites

1st session hosted by Torrey Philemon
2nd session, books 9-12, hosted by Asterix Flavius

Index of Odyssey Chats and Sites

Odyssey chat transcripts

"...Come, my friends,
'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
Push off, and sitting well in order smite
The sounding furrows;  for my purpose holds
To sail beyond the sunset, and the baths
Of all the western stars, until I die."
From Tennyson's Ulysses


Odyssey Links.....

Read or download the Odyssey
Odyssey at Perseus
Odyssey at gopher (Butler)
Odyssey at Internet Classics Archive (Butler)
Odyssey at University of Oregon (Butler)
Odyssey (Joel Skidmore)

Purchase the Odyssey at
Here are the most popular versions:
The Odyssey (Fitzgerald)
The Odyssey (Fagles)
The Odyssey (Lattimore)
The Odyssey (Rieu)
The Odyssey (Andrew and Cowper)

(My own choice is the Fagles translation. Perhaps we could hear from you about your experience with other translations.

And some interpretative books:
The Distaff Side: Representing The Female in 
       Homer's Odyssey (Beth Cohen)
Approaches to Teaching Homer's Odyssey 
Guide to the Odyssey: Commentary on 
        Fitzgerald's Translation
Reading the Odyssey: Selective Interpretative
        Essays (Schein)
The Story of the Odyssey (Tracy)

(COMMENT: I personally will start reading the Cohen book on females in the Odyssey, and hope that some of you will also read other commentaries and share insights you gain. The Schein book, a collection of essays by leading Odyssey scholars, appears to be highly regarded.)

Online reviews and articles on translations:
Fagles translation of the Odyssey
Fagles translation (PBS)
Reviews of commentaries on the Odyssey

More Odyssey links For Online Discussion

Go to Odyssey Index ....
Study Guides, Background     Characters
More Resources    Odyssey Journal
Calypso's Isle by Tracy Marks
Even Odysseus Yearns by Tracy Marks



Preparing for the Discussion: Suggestions!

1) Read the first 12 books of the Odyssey. Post any preliminary thoughts, questions you wish to address. on FB's Calliope Epic board.(If  interested in Calliope, the Muse of epic poetry, see:

Any Odyssey-related interests you want to share? The role of women in the Odyssey? The Cyclops? The hero's journey? Poets writing on Odyssey themes? Please let us know...and share your comments..

Index of Odyssey Discussions
Odyssey Chat transcripts online
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