The Great Courses - Iliad and Odyssey | Reflections on Theology and Moral Philosophy
Ancient Greece was a very different time and place than our modern world, and the Homeric Epics are very different from the movies and books that we watch and read today. This is a foreign country, and a guide is helpful to truly understand their culture and mindset. Professor Elizabeth Vandiver is an excellent guide through the world of the Homeric Epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey. She is a captivating lecturer, she weighs in on the scholarly debates on these epics, she brings the ancient Greeks to life, her enthusiasm for the Ancient Greek culture is contagious. The Iliad and the Odyssey were engaging character studies, and Professor Vandiver brings out the conflicts and interactions between the various characters in these epics, and discusses what they tell us about the ancient Greeks.