Cassandra by Christa Wolf
"Cassandra" by Christa Wolf is an overview of a commonly forgot character, Cassandra, in many works from the Mycenaean Period. It tells the story of how she died and many stories of her life before, during, and after the war.
This website tells us about Christa Wolf's life. Where she was born, when she died, and a multitude of other things about her.
This website is about how the Trojan War started. It also give a little more background into the war so before reading the book you can know the origin of the war.
With this link, you can gain knowledge of the Greek gods. This will help you to understand the different gods, and the relationships they have, referenced in the book.
House of names by colm Tóibín
The book "House of Names" by Colm Tóibín’s is about trying to humanize characters and giving more insight on the parts of a story that isn't portrayed in other works like The Oresteia or Cassandra. It drives into the story of Clytemnestra, Agamemnon, Orestes, and Electra (though Agamemnon does not get a section about him).
This website is Colm Tóibín’s official website. This link provides a bio, events he does, lists of the books he's written with links where to buy them, a twitter page, an essays page where he post people's essays on his books, and a contact page.
The following link tells us how the Greek sacrifice worked. How the Greek gods liked animals instead of human sacrifice. It also explains how the humans would have a feast in whomever god they were sacrificing to.
This is review of the book. The article is called "House of Names by Colm Tóibín review – Greek myths made human" by Kate Clanchy. She explains some of the mitifs, themes, and how the book was a great read.
The Lost books of the odyssey by Zachary Mason
"The lost Books of the Odyssey" by Zachary Mason is a group of short stories written in many point of views, first person, and third person. These stories are like What ifs..? of the "The Odyssey" by Homer. The stories that are included are a rendition of the events that took place in the original text.
This link is Zachary Mason's obituary. He died on July 7, 2016 of cancer. you can read more about the event in the site linked. He was a brilliant writer that was taken before his time.
This site gives a summary, a character list, meanings, and some facts of the poem, "Odyssey." The source material for Mason's "The Lost Books of the Odyssey." This source is very long but you could gain a better understanding of Mason's book and characters among other things within it if you read this material.
On this website, you could read a review by the Harvard Review of Mason's book. This review is unbias meaning that there is no opinion. You could read it to see if it's a good read or not.
circe by MADELINE MILLER
"Circe" by Madeline Miller is a story that spans thousands of years. The story is about Circe and her very interesting life. Some of the details Miller changed. The story has her birth, her childhood, first interaction with mortals, Scylla's transformation, her exile, and many over aspects of her life.
This cite is Madeline Miller official website. the website contains descriptions of her books, an about the author page, news and events regarding her books and links to buy them, and a contact page.
The link is an interview with the Guardian, Miller did after she won the last Orange prize. This interview consist of the first time she read the first line of the Iliad and the rest of the interview is about The Song of Achilles and how and why she wrote it. The interview also has some detail of her life.
This website is a review of Miller's Circe from the Washington Post. This review is an unbiased. You could read this website to see if the book is a good book to read.
The Penelopiad by MArgaret Atwood
"The Penelopiad" by Margaret Atwood is a story of Penelope's life. The book talks about her home life, her marriage and her life with Odysseus, Odysseus leaving, the birth of her son, and a lot more about her life. This book also talks about the injustice of the twelve maids.
On this website, you will find information about Margaret Atwood's like where she went to college, where she was born, awards she has won among other things. Also, it has a list of over books she has written.
This website is called "Margaret Atwood: A personal odyssey and how she rewrote Homer" by the "Independent." This interview talks about why she wrote "The Penelopiad," a little more about her childhood life, and other things. If you read this resource you will have some more background of the author of the book.
This resource is a review of 'The Penelopiad" by the Guardian called "The pull of the Greeks." This website gives a history of the myth, a little review of the book, and other things. If you chose to read this resource you will gain a background into the myth, and unbias review of the book.