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CLIP 12197

The Journey from Troy to Ithaca

The Journey from Troy to Ithaca
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Key Info
  • The Journey from Troy to Ithaca
  • Duration: 00:59
  • Simon Armitage describes the Greeks setting off from Troy on a journey they think will take ten weeks but will in fact last ten years. He describes the optimism as they departed from the beach at Troy on their journey to Ithaca and contrasts it with Odysseus’ future suffering and what he describes as the ‘Journey from Hell’. This clip was first published on the Gods and Monsters: Homer's Odyssey programme page: bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00vtwnz Please note this clip is only available in Flash.
  • Subject:

    Classical Studies

       Topic:

    Literature and Poetry

  • Keywords: Homer, Odysseus, Odyssey. Trojans, Ithaca, Gods and Monsters Homer's Odyssey
Ideas for use in class
  • This will be useful to students of Classical literature and especially the Odyssey as this provides a stimulating introduction to the start of Homer’s Odyssey.
Background details
  • Clip language : English
  • Aspect ratio : 16x9

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