Odysseus, Master of Schemes
Lecture no. 5 from the course: Great Mythologies of the World
Taught by Professor Dr. Grant L. Voth and 3 others | 33 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Literature & Language Courses
Turn now to the hero of Homer’s celebrated Odyssey: Odysseus. From his plans for the Trojan horse to his tricking of a murderous cyclops to his final arrival back in Ithaca, learn how Odysseus’s scheming and lying led to heroic triumphs that made his story relatable to everyday ancient Greeks—and to modern readers.