Ancient Tales, Modern Warriors: Veterans Look To "The Odyssey" For Help Adjusting to Civilian Life
This show originally aired on November 22, 2016.
A NH Humanities program uses Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, to help New Hampshire veterans make the transition from combat to life at home. We find out how this centuries-old tale, complete with cyclops and witches, resonates for today's service members.
- Brendan O'Byrne - UNH student and 2007 Afghanistan combat infantry veteran.
- Ann-Maria Contarino - English Instructor and Writing Center coordinator at Saint Anselm College.
- Tim McLaughlin - Attorney at Shaheen and Gordon and Marine Corps veteran.
Some books recommended by callers during the program:
What It's Like to Go to War https://www.amazon.com/What-Like-War-Karl-Marlantes/dp/0802145922.
Achilles in Vietnamhttps://www.amazon.com/Achilles-Vietnam-Combat-Undoing-Character/dp/0684813211.
A 4-hour storytelling version of The Odyssey is available as a download at www.oddsbodkin.net.