Taking a Greek Odyssey with Homer


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Whether or not you read Homer’s Odyssey in high school, your life experience as an adult can help you more meaningfully appreciate its language, story, characters, and themes. Most of all, you are likely to find personal meaning in the adventures and trials of Odysseus, who faces many temptations and obstacles as he attempts to find his way home and unite with his life partner. This will take a multidimensional approach – learning mythical and historical background, discussing characters and story elements, viewing film excerpts, uncovering symbolism, considering the Jungian perspective, and relating the Odyssey to the personal odyssey of our own lives. Students should obtain the Fagles, Fitzgerald, or Wilson translation and read the first chapter (book) by the first class.

Tracy Marks, M.A. is author of four books, translated into nine languages, and has won several poetry and creative writing awards. She is also an experienced counselor. Tracy has taught in continuing ed for 43 years and specializes in literature, creative writing and personal growth courses.

Start Date: 2/10/2023, 6 meetings
Class Time: 12:30 PM - 2:30 PM
Day of Week: Friday
Location: Zoom
Instructor: Tracy Marks
Status: Running/Openings