I found this while browsing YouTube videos and it brought tears to my eyes within the first few seconds. There’s something so emotional, and yet so relaxing, about hearing these words as they were pronounced 2500 years ago. It makes me feel like I’m a little girl in Ancient Greece, lying by an open fire with friends and family gathered around me, while an aoidos recites Homer’s Odyssey. It’s beautiful. It makes me feel like I’m home.
Have a look at the other videos on this YouTube channel as well – there are many more readings of Ancient Greek texts, including the Hippocratic Oath. The Odyssey is my favourite, due to my love of the Trojan epic, but I find them all absolutely beautiful. I strongly encourage you to check them out.