The OdysseyJoin us at a weekly book club as we head for Ithaca (figuratively) with Homeric scholar James O’Maley. Together, we will explore the intricacies of Homer’s Odyssey.


6:00pm – 7:30pm
Tuesday evenings, 18 October – 15 November
Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture
168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Please email to express interest and receive more information in the coming weeks.

In the lead-up to the Melbourne Festival of Homer (18-20 November), Homer’s Odyssey Book Club will meet weekly at the Greek Centre with Homerist James O’Maley, to follow our hero’s epic journey home. Open to all levels of Homeric reader, from beginners through to keen Homerists! James will lead discussions but foster active engagement among readers.

He will also provide insights and commentary through a weekly blog, and online engagement will be encouraged. Those unable to attend sessions will have the opportunity to participate online.

The first session will run on Tuesday 18 October, after which sessions will run weekly until 15 November, with the exception of Melbourne Cup Week.

James O’Maley works at Trinity College, University of Melbourne, as a Lecturer in the History of Ideas in the college’s Pathways Program. He holds a PhD from the University of Melbourne, and his research focuses on Homeric engagement with earlier epic stories.

Tuesdays, 18 & 25 October and 8 & 15 November, 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Greek Centre for Contemporary Culture, 168 Lonsdale Street, Melbourne

Please email to express your interest and receive more information in the coming weeks.

The Odyssey