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A Long and Difficult Journey, or The Odyssey: Crash Course Literature 201

In which John Green teaches you about Homer’s Odyssey.

If it was Homer’s. If Homer was even real.

Anyway, that stuff doesn’t really matter. John teaches you the classic, by which I mean classical, epic poem, the Odyssey.

The Journey of Odysseus as he made his way home after the conclusion of the Trojan War is the stuff of legend. Literally.

John will teach you about the double standard in Greek culture, Odysseus as jerk/hero, ancient PTSD, and cycles of violence.

Also, there are no yogurt jokes. So think of that as a gift.

Note from Among the Fray: We will continue watching Crash Course’s Black American History series as episodes are released on a weekly basis.

An episode of Crash Course’s series on Literature – in chronological order of course – will be posted with the morning news while we wait for a new Black American History video.

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