Take your Pick -- Lifelong Learning Adventures for Curious Hearts

Take your Pick -- Lifelong Learning Adventures for Curious Hearts
" It is almost impossible to go through a whole day without learning something .. " so go ahead, take your pick and start your journey .. Lifelong Learning Adventures inspired by Charlotte Mason Homeschooling with a Living Books Curriculum

Saturday, September 29, 2012

Homer - Odyssey - Teacher Resources for Living Books Curriculum

Homer - Odyssey - Teacher Resources for Living Books Curriculum
to support or Living Books Curriculum inspired by Charlotte Mason Homeschooling -
Teacher Resources and General Educator Resources we like



Home-  Odyssey translated by Robert Fagles

Audio Version


  • PEOPLE And PLACES in the Odyssee
Places mentioned in the Odyssey 

List of People and Places mentioned in the Odyssee

Character Map of People in Relation to Odysseus

Odysseus Travel Map

Map of Odysseus Journey and interesting points on its validity



Odyssey Movie Online

Odyssey Film Adaptions




Check out Homer's The Odyssey Video SparkNote: Quick and easy Odyssey synopsis, analysis, and discussion of major characters and themes in the epic poem. For more Odyssey resources, 





some overview of Gods and Goddesses encountered in Homers Odyssey


ITUNES U - university lectures - greek mythology
These lectures discuss various theories that address the origin, structure, and meaning of mythology. The theories of Frazer, Harrison, Malinowski, Eliade, Freud, Jung, Levi-°©‐Strauss, Campbell, and others are explored and applied through an intensive study of Greek mythology. Other mythologies in close geographic proximity with Greece, such as Mesopotamia, Babylon, Syria, Egypt, and Rome are investigated. In addition other mythologies, such as Norse, Japanese, Mayan, Aztec, Hindu, sections of Africa, and Navajo and other southwestern Pueblo cultures are visited. Through analysis of the divine narratives and legends of these cultures, the following archetypes are addressed: Creation, Flood/Cosmic Disaster, Origin of Humans, Mother Goddess, Dying & Resurrection, Afterlife, Trickster, and Hero. The Archetype Lectures were adapted from Georgia Nugent's lectures in Mythology for the Teaching Company.


Second Delphic Hymn



C.P.Cavafy's poem 'Ithaca', recited by Sir Sean Connery and with music specially composed by Vangelis.

ITHACA [1910, 1911]
As you set out for Ithaca
hope that your journey is a long one,
full of adventure, full of discovery.
Laestrygonians and Cyclops,
angry Poseidon-don’t be afraid of them:
you’ll never find things like that on your way
as long as you keep your thoughts raised high,
as long as a rare sensation
touches your spirit and your body.
Laestrygonians and Cyclops,
wild Poseidon-you won’t encounter them
unless you bring them along inside your soul,
unless your soul sets them up in front of you.
Hope that your journey is a long one.
May there be many summer mornings when,
with what pleasure, what joy,
you come into harbors you’re seeing for the first time;
may you stop at Phoenician trading stations
to buy fine things,
mother of pearl and coral, amber and ebony,
sensual perfume of every kind-
as many sensual perfumes as you can;
and may you visit many Egyptian cities
to learn and learn again from those who know.
Keep Ithaca always in your mind.
Arriving there is what you’re destined for.
But don’t hurry the journey at all.
Better if it lasts for years,
so that you’re old by the time you reach the island,
wealthy with all you’ve gained on the way,
not expecting Ithaca to make you rich.
Ithaca gave you the marvelous journey.
Without her you would have not set out.
She has nothing left to give you now.
And if you find her poor, Ithaca won’t have fooled you.
Wise as you will have become, so full of experience,
you’ll have understood by then what these Ithacas mean.

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