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Odyssey

The Odyssey (“poem about Odysseus”) is an epic poem attributed in antiquity to Homer (ca. 700 BC), who was also considered the author of the Iliad. The Odyssey deals with the return home (nostos) of the wiley Greek hero Odysseus after the fall of Troy.

Odysseus the foreigner

Odysseus the foreigner

With headlines again filled with stories of immigrant abuse and immigration in the United States, it is worth taking a look back at one of the most famous “foreigners” from the ancient world: Odysseus.

Written by Joshua R. Hall

The modern Odysseus

The modern Odysseus

Odysseus’ performs many ill-deeds on his twenty-year journey from Ithaca to Troy and back again. In the modern world, we are often enraptured by the details of his journey, but we can also be deeply ambivalent about the complicated man himself.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Red Dwarf

Red Dwarf

A space Odyssey

Sitcom Red Dwarf turns thirty this year. While it hasn’t always been the most highbrow of entertainment, it contains a number of jokes and references to ancient history – particularly the Trojan War.

Written by Matthew Lloyd

Romantic love in Homer

Romantic love in Homer

Some material in a doctoral thesis never makes the final cut, but can instead be turned into articles. An example is a peer-reviewed article that I wrote about romantic love in the Homeric epics.

Written by Josho Brouwers

Homer and history

Homer and history

Can the Homeric epics be considered historical documents to some extent? If so, for which time period can they be used?

Written by Josho Brouwers

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