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Why read The Odyssey today
by Simon Goldhill
About this EXP
Simon Goldhill, Professor of Greek at the University of Cambridge, explains how and why we should read The Odyssey today.
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Key point 1
The Odyssey is the hero’s story of travel, adventure and coming home – a myth of myths.
Key point 2
Two central questions are: what does it mean to have a home? If you’re not at home, who are you?
Key point 3
The Odyssey still offers a potent way of thinking about the world today.
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