This group, led by Johanna Hanink of Brown University, will cover the entirety of Homer’s Odyssey in Emily Wilson’s 2017 translation. Once we finish the Odyssey, we will go on to read two relatively recent, critically acclaimed engagements with the ancient epic: Daniel Mendelsohn’s 2017 memoir An Odyssey: A Father, A Son, and an Epic, and Zachary Mason’s 2011 novel The Lost Books of the Odyssey.
Fall 2022/Spring 2023 reading groups will be announced this summer, and registration will open in July. Participation is reserved for Athenæum members. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.
The Athenæum is deeply grateful to our wonderful volunteer leaders. Please note library reading groups are not classes or courses, but rather a way for individuals to discuss readings together, guided by both expert and amateur enthusiasts. Participants should expect discussion-based, not lecture-style meetings.