Myth Reading Group 8 December: Circe

The Myth Reading Group meets on ‘Zoom’ on Wednesday 8 December, 5:30-6:30 pm (UK time). The link to join will be posted in the comments for this post. All are welcome.

Circe and Odysseus, white-ground lekythos by the Athena Painter, ca. 490–480 BCE. National Archaeological Museum of Athens. Via Wikimedia Commons.

The Myth Reading Group is open to all who have an interest in studying myths. At each meeting, a welcoming group of scholars and enthusiasts read from the chosen text and discuss themes evoked by it. We do not pursue a single theoretical reading, but are free to consider diverse approaches. Regular participants have expertise in depth psychology, literary theory, and translation studies. These approaches may be starting points, but by no means do they set the limits of the discussion.

Continuing our topic of Magic and Myth, this week we will look at an extract from The Odyssey, when Odysseus and his men encounter Circe in Book 10. Homer’s account of magic can be compared to an extract from Madeline Miller’s novel, Circe on how Circe came to use herbs for magical purposes.

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1 Response to Myth Reading Group 8 December: Circe

  1. ὑποκείμενον says:

    Join Zoom Meeting

    https://essex-university.zoom.us/j/99278311472

    Meeting ID: 992 7831 1472

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