Discussion Series: The Homeric Odyssey and the Cultivation of Justice


Week 1

Background Lecture

Week 2

Telemakhos’ journey. Law and justice in Odysseus’ absence. Fathers   and sons and the unjust suitors.
Lecture One

Week 3

The songs of Demodokos. The journey of Odysseus and getting to know the noos of those he encounters. Connecting with heroes in the underworld.
Lecture Two

Week 4

The Hero comes home. Ainoi in Greek song culture and Penelope’s dream. Return to the image of the righteous king.
Lecture Three

Week 5

The death of the suitors. The Hero in the garden. Heroes as champions of dikê.

Lecture Four