Which character from The Odyssey are you?

Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 17:19

To mark its first-ever translation into English by a woman, Emily Wilson, The Odyssey occupies a central strand at the heart of this year’s London Literature Festival. Across the eleven day festival, this timeless classic will be explored through a number of events including live readings, talks and workshops with writers from Mary Beard to Madeline Miller.

But which of the many characters that make up Homer’s epic poem do you most closely relate to? Are you flush with the divine wisdom of Athena, or wily and adventurous like Odysseus?  Well, thanks to our interactive quiz, you need not wonder any longer.

Click through and answer the questions below to find out which character from The Odyssey matches your personality.







The following events are some of the many at this year's London Literature Festival to be inspired by The Odyssey.

On Saturday 20 October, we’re joined by authors Madeline Miller and Sharlene Teo for a special discussion on Women Rewriting Homer.

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On Sunday 21 October cult classicist Mary Beard presents a panel discussion, An Introduction to The Odyssey.

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Also on 21 October a number of well-known faces and voices from stage and screen join us for The Odyssey Live Reading.

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