Tuesday, August 11, 2020

Scott's vacation plan is much more exciting than usual until Julie points out that The Odyssey is not a travel guide.

 We discuss chapters 1-10 of The Odyssey, translated by Robert Fagles, on episode 238 of A Good Story is Hard to Find podcast. Join us!

2 comments:

  1. Well, there is a book by Ernle Bradford, Ulysses Found, where he takes the Odyssey as sailing guide and finds most of the navigation descriptions fit to the reality in the Mediterranean. It is a quite fascinating account of taking a historcal text - as it is - without buildimg a theotretical overstructure or fancy interpretations because it just cannot be meant as it was written.

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