The Odyssey is easily literature’s grandest evocation of every man’s journey through life. Odysseus’ reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once the timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. Fagles’ brilliant translation has captured the energy and poetry of Homer’s original in a bold and contemporary form that is easy and pleasant to read. Homer’s Odyssey is the perfect book for PALM Health, as Homer presents us with a human epic about resilience, letting go, and compassion—one from which we can learn and that we can contemplate and savor again and again.
Whether you are joining us on the first PALM Health Voyage to Italy (March 13–25) or not, now is the perfect time to revisit Homer’s world.
Free for members. Register online through our class schedule. Send any inquiries to Mary at firstname.lastname@example.org. The book for April will be The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History by Elizabeth Kolbert.