(also good source for other information)
The Odyssey is classic tale of journey and adventure, a tale many of us haven’t read since we were in grade school (if at all). We’re skipping the war bit (The Iliad) but with Cyclopes and Sirens we’re sure to be duly entertained. I hope you’ll join me for a readalong of The Odyssey!
The Odyssey is divided into 24 books and we will read 6 books each week. The schedule is as follows:
Nov 1-8: Books I-VI; 1-6
Nov 9-15: Books VII-XII; 7-12
Nov 16-22: Books XIII-XVIII; 13-18
Nov 23-30: Books XIX-XXIV; 19-24
I’ll put up a recap post and a Mister Linky on Mondays so you can link to your recap posts as well (except the last week which ends on Tuesday–think of it as an extra day for Thanksgiving).
A few notes
**The Odyssey will completely fulfill the requirements for the Really Old Classics Challenge! Go sign up!
**My translation is by Robert Fitzgerald but the Robert Fagles version is supposed to be fantastic
**Consider listening to the audiobook version! This tale was originally told in the oral tradition.
**We’re all a little scared of this classic–you’re not alone in your timid feelings! It’s OK.
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