These books and poems give the women of the Odyssey a say and other new perspectives on the classic tale.
Sometimes books have such a pervasive cultural presence that it is always necessary to read them to have an idea about what they have to say.
Homer and Aeschylus turned to the divine to write their happy endings. But no gods are conspiring above the US, ready to swoop down and save humankind from itself.
Greek epics remind audiences that leaders need to be able to plan for the future based on what has happened in the past. They need to understand cause and effect.
PTSD is a relatively modern term, but the symptoms are as old as civilisation itself.
Analyse the great quest of Odysseus with a little 21st-century know how and it’s fascinating what you find out.