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[01 Dec 2005|07:02pm]

hello everybody

this is a really interesting community - it's like a link between the astoundingly modern (i.e. the internet) and the astoundingly old (i.e. the odyssey). whoa. cool.

i wonder if Homer, whoever he/they was/were ever envisioned anything like this. fascinating.

anyway, hope it's ok if i join in :)

i take classics AS which is fantastic because i get the read the Odyssey with a load of other semi-interested people. at the moment i'm looking at stuff the Odyssey has inspired in modern, (or even not so modern..) art forms. Lord of The Rings is the obvious, but what does everyone else think?
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Online Survivor with Greek Mythology Theme [17 Jul 2005|11:53am]

Starts tomorrow and I'm looking for a couple of players to make it a three team game. Anyone interested in playing a game for fun and two months paid LJ time... please sign up at onlinesurvivor. Just fill out the application on the user info page and send it to me (Jen) at jlm1779@gmail.com. Best of luck!!
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Odyssey A, Z. [21 Nov 2004|12:32am]

Good evening all.

On my livejournal may be found translations of book A and most of book Z of the Odyssey (the rest of Z will be there in short order). These translations are on the literal side, but you might find them helpful. Z was typed a bit carelessly, it will be reviewed during the next week, but do not hesitate to point out any typos, omissions or mistranslations (if you are so qualified).


[crossposted on apocolocyntosis, classicacademia, classicalgreek, odysseyfans.
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icons [18 Jul 2004|05:06pm]
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Number seven [22 Jun 2004|11:10am]

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Discussion question number seven!Collapse )

Also, welcome to all of our new members. Make yourselves at home!

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[15 Jun 2004|09:53am]

OT, maybe, sort of. Delete if necessary.

Just wanted to let you guys know I was approved for the Odysseus/Penelope fanlisting. In case you wanted to join, the address is:


Thanks :)
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hi! [12 Jun 2004|02:09am]

[ mood | amused ]

just wanted to drop a line and greet everyone hello. jst found out about this community and joined it instantly.

well, i do have a little welcome piece to share with you all - a TROY movie poster i made for one of the blend challenges out there.


i'd be happy to know what you think! thanks.

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Discussion question number six [29 May 2004|11:15pm]

[ mood | creative ]

Sorry for the lack of questions, I've been terribly busy with end-of-the-year-school stuff lately.

Number six!Collapse )

Also, I've fixed the banner I made for the layout so that it repeats vertically on the left side. It was bugging me that it wasn't doing that. :-P

Everyone have a nice week. :-)

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Number five and two specials on TV [08 May 2004|01:35pm]

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Discussion question number five!Collapse )

And lastly, I'd just like to mention that on Wednesday, May 12th, at 8:00 PM on the Discovery channel, there's going to be a two hour special on the Trojan Horse. Also, on A&E the same night, from 10 PM to 11 PM, there's going to be another special on the movie "Troy". Thought I'd give everyone a head's up. :-)

Hope everyone has a nice weekend. :-)

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[06 May 2004|05:38pm]

Hey everyone, my name is Kiesha. I am 16 and from PA. I absolutely LOVE the movie "The Odyssey!" i SO want to see "Troy"!!! Blahhhhh. Anyways, feel free to add me, and I will add you back! :) I like meeting new peoples!
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[03 May 2004|07:43pm]

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EDIT: Here’s a pic of the much anticipated film ‘Troy’Collapse )

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Discussion question number four and new icon [08 Apr 2004|03:03pm]

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I have made an Odysseus/Penelope icon for this community!

Click here to see it!

Please don't mind me. This is my first ever animated icon and I'm extremely proud of it. *glee*

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Very cute picture! [06 Apr 2004|06:58pm]

[ mood | happy ]


How cute is that picture! ^_^ I am seriously thinking about making an LJ icon out of it for this community. We get three anyways, and we only have one.

BTW, my mother has now taken up to calling me "geek goddess." ;-)

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Banner and TV [05 Apr 2004|06:52pm]

[ mood | calm ]

I thought the layout was looking a little bland, so I made a little banner with scenes from our epic on it and added in the overrides.

What do you think of it? Like it? Love it? Hate it? Because if it's hideously ugly, then of course I'll take it down. ^^ Thanks!

And in other news, THE ODYSSEY MOVIE IS GOING TO BE ON TV SOON. April 10th on the Sci Fi channel from 5-9 PM in the USA. I don't know about other countries, listing might be different there. Just thought I'd give you all a heads up. :-)

I'm working on discussion question number four, too. Expect it later in the week.


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My result! [04 Apr 2004|05:43pm]
[ mood | cheerful ]

I took this great quiz (or meme :) Laurel made:

You very own Odyssey. by laurel_blossom
Who accompanied you?Athene
What was your mode of transportation?In a go-cart
What happened with Circe?She turned you into a wombat.
Did Calypso take you prisoner?Yes, because you sang Elvis songs very well.
What did the Phaeacians think of you?They thought you were funky awesome cool, man.
How did you deal with the suitors?They each received fifty lashes with a wet noodle.
What did your family say when you returned?“You owe me twenty bucks for feeding your llama while you were gone, you know.”
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!

And just this simply the Odyssey cover!

Don't you just love the movie?
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The Odyssey Meme! [04 Apr 2004|01:06am]

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Hey everyone!

Well, I finally did it. I caved and made my own meme. It was quite amusing, I must say.

The Odyssey Meme.Collapse )

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Discussion question number four [28 Mar 2004|02:06pm]

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Using my spiffy new Penelope icon for this post! ^_^

Discussion question number three!Collapse )

If you'd like to summarize book four, please email me at lorielf@direcway.com or make a new post here. Don't be shy if you have any ideas! This is a community, after all. :-)


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Hi everyone! I am quite happy that you are all enjoying yourselves here. When I created this community, I expected the people who joined to be mildly involved, you guys are AWESOME, and I am SO glad you're having fun. It's great to be in a community with people who are actually interested in being involved. *hugs* <3 <3 <3

If anyone is interested in thinking of questions for Book Three, please do not hesitate to leave a note or a new post here. I'm terribly afraid that my email isn't working at the moment, so a comment or post here would be great. Thanks!

Ok, ready for number two?

Discussion question number two, concerning Book Two of the Odyssey.Collapse )

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Since you guys answered positively to my offer of Odyssey related discussion, I pulled my thoughts and ideas together and came up with this. Please keep in mind that this is light-hearted discussion, meant to be fun and enjoyable, because we all love the Odyssey. Hope you all enjoy!

If you don't have a copy of the Odyssey in book-form, you can find one online right here, and a list of characters can be found here.

Here's how it'll work:

1. Every week a new question for discussion will be posted, relating to each book of the Odyssey, starting with Book One. This will be once a week or so. I will always leave a public note in my journal whenever a new question is posted, but feel free to add me as a friend and I will most definitely add you back!
2. When you see that a new question has been posted, and you would like to participate, think about your answer and then leave a comment on the entry with it. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE do not make a new post in the community so we can keep this organized. Just simply make a comment on the entry with this week's question, that is all I ask of you. 3. Otherwise, do whatever! One we've all posted answers, we can talk about them.

NOTE: If it's been more than a week and we're still talking about a question, good! We'll keep talking and discussing until we feel that we're done.

If you have an idea for a question relating to the next book, or anything at all having to do with the Odyssey or anything about this little activity, please post a little message in this community and I will tell you when we can use your idea, and don't worry, we will! I will also answer any questions you have, just comment or make a short post and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

ALSO NOTE: You don't have to wait until discussion is over to post other things in this community. Remember, you can post anything you want, whenever you want!

Whew. Got all that? Well, congratulations for reading this far. Ready to start?

This week's question, concerning Book One of the Odyssey.Collapse )

Post any answers below and have fun! And remember, you don't have to answer any of the questions you don't want to. This isn't supposed to be boring, but drop a note if it feels like it's getting that way and I'll try and spice things up. :-P Thank you for being so understanding and enjoy!

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Icon! Whoo! [27 Feb 2004|08:19pm]

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I finally made an default icon for this place. ^^ It has Odysseus, Penelope, a ship, and some random suitors.

Do you guys like it? Have any other suggestions for icons? We can have a maximum of three and we only have one, so feel free to make some more icons and share them.

Also, I think we should do some kind of discussion soon. Sound good?

Any other ideas or suggestions? Feel free to share them!


Your moderator, laurel_blossom (Laurel)

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