This video is a housekeeping video where I discuss the reading list and reading in general and the prevalent misconception that I somehow get it all done. Which I don’t. And I’ll tell you all about it.
This video highlights the concept of xenia and how that is demonstrated to Odysseus from Nausicaa.
And finally, we discuss Telemachus, mostly from your insights from the forum. This is, in fact, the video in which you will have many laughs at my expense. I made this video at 8:15 PM. And I lament how late it is and how tired I am. It’s 8 PM people. I know this. Some of you were probably getting ready to go to dinner at 8 PM on a Friday night. But that’d be where you and I are like salt and pepper. I would almost NEVER plan to start doing anything at 8:15 at night except brushing my teeth for bed. A night owl I am not. But I have all kinds of fun at 5 am so whatever
Okay, hope you’re enjoying The Odyssey.
Happy weekend and happy reading:))))
p.s. I thought you might enjoy my favorite brothers as they debut their new album. Jennifer (a fellow bookclubber) made the insightful suggestion that this song would be a good soundtrack for The Odyssey. Discuss amongst yourselves and then somebody please take me to see them live.
Sophocle’s Antigone by Fagles
Plato’s Republic, translated by Desmond Lee