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Author Vandiver, Elizabeth, 1956-

Title The Odyssey of Homer [sound recording] / Elizabeth Vandiver.

Publication Info. Springfield, VA : Teaching Co., [2000]


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DISC 1-6 2 Request this Volume
Description 6 audio discs (approximately 360 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 + 1 course guidebook (22 cm.).
spoken word spw rdacontent
audio s rdamedia
audio disc sd rdacarrier
Series The great courses
Great courses (Compact disc)
Performer Elizabeth Vandiver, lecturer.
Note Compact disc.
Summary Professor Vandiver makes it clear why, after almost 3,000 years, the Homeric epics remain not only among the greatest adventure stories ever told, but also two of the most compelling meditations on the human condition ever written. Questions include, why does Odysseus long so powerfully to go home? What are the limits of our freedom? Who or what shapes our actions and our ends? What holds people together and keeps them going--or drives them apart and crushes them--in extreme situations such as war or shipwreck? Why do we love our own so strongly? Where is the line between justice and revenge, and what does it mean to be mortal?
System Details Compact disc.
Contents lecture 1. Heroes' homecoming -- lecture 2. Guests and hosts -- lecture 3. A goddess and a princess -- lecture 4. Odysseus among the Phaiakians -- lecture 5. Odysseus tells his own story -- lecture 6. From Persephone's land to the Island of Helios -- lecture 7. The goddess, the swineherd and the beggar -- lecture 8. Reunion and return -- lecture 9. Odysseus and Penelope -- lecture 10. Recognitions and Revenge -- lecture 11. Recognition and resolution -- lecture 12. The Trojan war and the archaeologists.
Subject Homer. Odyssey.
Homer -- Criticism and interpretation.
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Odysseus (Greek mythology) in literature.
Heroes in literature.
Added Author Teaching Company.
ISBN 1565853180 : $134.95
Music No. 302 Teaching Company

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