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Greek Mythology 5:
Odysseus, the Adventures from Troy to Ithaca




1 Hour

About the Tour

A legendary hero of the Trojan war, ๐—ข๐—ฑ๐˜†๐˜€๐˜€๐—ฒ๐˜‚๐˜€ has been known for his iconic resourcefulness and for his ever-inspiring wanderings and adventures on his journey back to ๐—œ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ.

๐Ÿ”ด Why did it take Odysseus ten long years to make it back home?
๐Ÿ”ด What were the main monsters, villains, and enchantresses that Odysseus had to fight against, according to the Odyssey, and how did he manage to overcome and escape them?
๐Ÿ”ด And when eventually in Ithaca, how did Odysseus succeed in regaining his throne as the only rightful king against Penelopeโ€™s suitors?
๐Ÿ”ด What adventures captured the imagination of ancient Greek artists and how were these narrated in pictures?

Let's rediscover Odysseus' epic travails on his homecoming journey, in the language of ๐—›๐—ผ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฟ but also of art: from the ๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ฒ-๐—ฒ๐˜†๐—ฒ๐—ฑ ๐—ฃ๐—ผ๐—น๐˜†๐—ฝ๐—ต๐—ฒ๐—บ๐˜‚๐˜€ and the man-eating ๐—Ÿ๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐˜€๐˜๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ด๐—ผ๐—ป๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ to the sorceress Circe, from the alluring Sirens and the captivating ๐—–๐—ฎ๐—น๐˜†๐—ฝ๐˜€๐—ผ to the ever-faithful ๐—ฃ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐—ฒ๐—น๐—ผ๐—ฝ๐—ฒ; from the descent to the underworld and past ๐—ฆ๐—ธ๐˜†๐—น๐—น๐—ฎโ€™๐˜€ ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ ๐—–๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜†๐—ฏ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐˜€โ€™ deadly straits, to the welcoming island of the ๐—ฃ๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฒ๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ถ๐—ฎ๐—ป๐˜€ and the longed-for motherland, ๐—œ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฎ๐—ฐ๐—ฎ!


Educational activities, such as games, quizzes, role-playing, and mini contests among student groups or classes, with little surprise prizes from us, will give children the opportunity for active participation and creative reflection on what they have seen and heard, completing this colorful, both literally and figuratively, experience!

How it Works

This tour is designed for a virtual presentation, hosting a group of up to 60 participants at a time. Once you book for this experience, we will send you a confirmation email with an exclusive link to join the tour. You can access the tour only through the link we provide. 

Your Instructor

Dr. Anthi Dipla

Dr. Anthi Dipla

Classical archaeologist/art historian who has graduated from Oxford University (MA, PhD). She has participated in excavations, scientific projects and conferences in Greece, Cyprus and abroad. Her research has been focused on Greek vase painting, iconography, and mythology, with further interests in women studies, social history, ancient Greek theatre, and cultural exchange in the ancient Mediterranean world.

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