Victoria Reynolds Farmer, Christina Bieber Lake, and Jay Eldred discuss Books ten and eleven of Homer’s Odyssey.
- Our translations of Homer: Robert Fitzgerald (1961) and Emily Wilson (2018).
- Christina and Victoria both want to read Madeline Miller’s Circe.
- Circe’s pleasures violate the Aristotelian ethical mean. (Coming next time on The Core Curriculum!)
- Circle’s island is the Greek version of Pleasure Island.
- Circe’s nearest kin are Scheherazade and Prospero.
- Odysseus’s mother’s speech makes Victoria think of Hamlet’s ghost.
- Achilles disagrees with Milton’s Satan.
- The title of William Faulkner’s As I Lay Dying comes from book eleven.
- Our theme music was provided by Blue Dot Sessions.
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