Week 7: Odysseus and Aeneas in the Underworld

Assignments - Reading - Resources - Images


Odyssey Resources:

The text used for this week is the Samuel Butler translation. The Samuel Butler translation of Homer's Iliad is also available online.

Chapman's translation of Homer's Odyssey (1614), Books 1-12, is available online.

William Cowper's translation of the Odyssey (1791) is also online.

The best translation of Homer? Without a doubt the best translation of Homer is by Richard Lattimore: here is a link to amazon.com for Lattimore's translation of The Iliad and The Odyssey.

The Homeric Hymns are available in English translation at the Perseus Project.

You can listen to Stanley Lombardo reading the Greek text of Homer's Iliad online. Although it sounds very strange to us, I think that Stefan Hagel's recitation is probably much closer to what Homer might have sung. You can also find readings of Homeric Greek at the Homer in Performance website at Harvard.

The Metis Project has 360-degree QuickTime videos of all the major Greek archaeological sites, including many sites relevant to the stories told in Homer.

For Greek vases and other artworks online, visit the Perseus Project or the Beazley Archive.

Aeneid Resources:

The English translation of the Aeneid that you are reading this week is by A.S. Kline, who has also published an English translation of the Eclogues and the Georgics online.

The John Dryden translation of the Aeneid (a verse translation) is available at Bartleby.com.

The Appendix Virgiliana (minor works) is available in English at Virgil.org.

You can find the Latin texts of Vergil both at Ad Fontes Latin Library and at Perseus.

You can listen to Wilfried Stroh reading Book IV of the Aeneid in Latin online (he is extraordinary!).

There is an ancient life of Vergil by Donatus that you can read online. Suetonius' Life of Vergil is also available online.

You can read the medieval legends about "Vergil the Magician" online.

Mark Morford's Ancient Paths through Text and Image: The Fall of Troy provides a survey of European artwork on the subject.

For Greek vases and other artworks online, visit the Perseus Project or the Beazley Archive.

You can see a complete set of images from the late antique Vatican manuscripts of Vergil online.

Virgil.org is a great place to start looking for more Vergil resources online.

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