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Homeric Greek | Odyssey 1.136–143: Dining, and serving food

We are pleased to share this segment in the Center for Hellenic Studies series on reading Homeric epic in ancient Greek. In each installment we read, translate, and discuss a small passage in the original Greek in the most accessible way. In this segment, Gregory Nagy, Leonard Muellner, and Douglas Frame read Odyssey 1.136–143. Topics include: hand-washing before a meal, types of food, how the food was served, and more! Read more