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Worldview Guide for the Odyssey

"If the Iliad is the first tragedy ever written, then the Odyssey is the first comedy. Whereas the first gives us man the warrior, seeking glory on the battlefield, the second gives us man the husband and father, seeking domestic bliss with his family." -From Dr. Markos's guide

Look Inside the Guide

The Worldview Guides from the Canon Classics Literature Series provide an aesthetic and thematic Christian perspective on the most definitive and daunting works of Western Literature. Each Worldview Guide presents the big picture (both the good and the bad) without neglecting the details. Each Worldview Guide is a friendly literary coachand a treasure map, and a compass, and a keyto help teachers, parents, and students appreciate, critique, and begin to master the classics.

The bite-size WGs are divided into these ten sections (with some variation due to genre): Introduction, The World Around, About the Author, What Other Notables Said, Setting, Characters, & Argument, Worldview Analysis, Quotables, 21 Significant Questions & Answers, and Further Discussion & Review.

A free classics test and answer key are also available here.

What People Are Saying about the Worldview Guides:

"The content is excellent" -Cathy Duffy, Homeschool Reviewer

"this book is nice enough I'll probably get the paper copy of the next canon classic worldview guide I get." -student

"Can't wait to order more of these Worldview Guides to accompany my reading and re-reading of classics." -a reader

Dr. Louis Markos is a Professor of English and holds the Robert H. Ray Chair in Humanities at Houston Baptist University. He has written many books including From Achilles to Christ, Lewis Agonistes, Apologetics for the 21st Century, and his first children's novel, The Dreaming Stone, in which his two kids become part of Greek mythology. 

IMPRINT: Canon Classics Literature Series

AUTHOR: Louis Markos

PAGE COUNT: 54 pages

SIZE: 5x8"

ISBN 10: 1-944503-91-9

ISBN-13: 978-1-944503-91-8

PUB. DATE: June 27, 2017