Rosie Roberts is a current Bachelor’s student of Classical Studies at Royal Holloway, University of London, and will be continuing her studies with a Master’s degree in Classics starting in September 2021. Her research focuses on Greek literature and the study of ancient gender and sexuality. She is currently completing a dissertation on the presentation of female sexuality in the Greek romance novels, and the ways in which the genre has impacted women’s and LGBT literature in the modern age. In her free time, she works as a freelance proof-reader and editor.
Compared to Homer’s Iliad, the Odyssey appears to be set in a world at peace. But despite the epic taking place far from the Trojan battlefield, violence still plays an important role.