Odysseus

Painting of Odysseus and the Sirens by John William Waterhouse (1891)

Could the Odyssey have been the work of a woman?

27 January 2018 9:00 am

Until recently, it seemed we were living in an age of Iliads. Since 2007, the ancient Homeric epic has been…

Homer Simpson meets Homer on a Mediterranean cruise

9 September 2017 9:00 am

Milan Kundera has said that Homer’s Odyssey was the first novel. I’m not so sure — the verse kind of…

Harry’s Homer — a humorous history

25 July 2015 9:00 am

It was a certain unforgettable ex-girlfriend, Harry Mount confesses — named only as ‘S’ in his dedication — who came…

If all left-wing academics were as nice as John Sutherland, Taki would tolerate Hush Puppies

24 August 2013 9:00 am

Just before I left Gstaad for the Greek islands I went to dinner at Eugenie Radziwill’s, whose other guests included…