Sexual Fables
This article accompanies the fable
Homer's Women


  • 1819 Keats’ La Belle Dame Sans Merci
  • 1833 Tennyson’s first version of The Lady of Shalott
  • 1922 James Joyce’s Ulysses published
  • 1930 Lawrence of Arabia (T.E. Lawrence) translation of the Odyssey
  • 1938 Nikos Kazantzakis’ The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel
  • 1948 Ezra Pound’s The Cantos
  • 1954 Katherine Anne Porter’s A Defense of Circe published
  • 1955 Robert Graves novel Homer's Daughter published
  • 1955 Eudora Welty publishes “Circe” in The Bride of Innisfallen
  • 1976 Margaret Atwood publishes “Circe/Mud Poems” in Selected Poems
  • 1982 Hayao Miyazaki begins work on the manga version of Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind; the film was released in 1984.
  • 2004 Mel Gibson’s The Passion of the Christ


    Above is Atokos Island near Ithaka. Photo: Matchkick.
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