The Odyssey (Books 9-11)

Week 4: Ancient Greece - Assignments - Reading - Resources - Images

Online 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 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.

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