Teaching the Odyssey via Gareth Hinds' Graphic Novel (So thankful to have 3 class sets of this beautiful graphic novel to teach!)

Teaching Homer's The Odyssey: A Graphic Novel Approach Using Gareth Hinds' The Odyssey

Epic Journey - Personally one of my favorite components of reading is being able to imagine the characters. I enjoy comparing and contrasting the image in my head to the ones people have drawn. This picture displays an image of Charybdis and Scylla. Scylla is clearly described by Circe in book 12.

Scylla and Charybdis - The Odyssey Illustration for Floris Books

Homer, Hellenistic bust (marble), 2nd century BC, (British Museum, London).

The Iliad and the Odyssey, the foundational texts of Western literature, are believed to have been composed by Homer in the or centuries BC-Homer British Museum

Head of Polyphemus. Greek or Roman, Hellenistic or Imperial Period, 150 B.C. or later. Dolomitic marble. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. From MFA Boston: “This is the head of the one-eyed, man-eating Cyclops whom Odysseus finally outwitted and blinded....

Polyphemus, head of Hellenistic statue (marble), century BCE, (Museum of Fine Arts, Boston).

The Odyssey of Homer [Ltd, Signed N. C. Wyeth

The Golden Age: N. Wyeth ~ The Odyssey of Homer ~ Published by Houghton Mifflin 1929

Marble pseudo-portait of Homer. Roman. Late Republican or Imperial Period. late 1st century B.C. or 1st century A.D. | Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

Homer, Roman, Late Republican or Imperial Period, late century BC or century AD. Pentelikon near Athens)

Calliope - Muse of Poetry in Greek Legend

Calliope, muse of epic poetry, by Charles Meynier, Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio.