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CTK Story Hour

CTK Story Hour

By Christ the King School
Students, teachers, and families of Christ the King Catholic Classical School in Kansas City, Kansas reading stories aloud, beginning with the story of Odysseus and the tale of Troy, as told by Padraic Colum.

Read along (and enjoy Willy Pogany's astounding illustrations) with a digital version here:
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The Children's Homer - Part II, Conclusion
Odysseus takes up his bow and proves himself a worthier warrior than the wooers of his wife. He at last unmasks himself, takes revenge on his enemies in a brief but furious battle, and is reunited with his beloved wife Penelope and his father Laertes.  All media courtesy Wikimedia Commons.
41:11
September 20, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 11 & 12
Odysseus has the best of a fellow beggar in a fair fight, spurred on for the amusement of his wife's wooers. Face to face with Penelope, he assures her that hope is still alive for her in spite of her despair.
27:51
August 10, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 9 & 10
Odysseus reunites with his son, Telemachus, but remains in disguise while he returns to his house accompanied by Eumaeus the swineherd. There, he is met with touching recognition by Argos his hound, but shocking insult by Antinous, the most insolent of Penelope's suitors.
22:52
June 29, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 7 & 8
Odysseus, having concluded his tale, is given transport by the Phaiacians to the island of Ithaka. There, concealed by Athene under the appearance of a beggar, he stays in the company of one of his own servants, the swineheard Eumaeus, whose tale Odysseus asks to be told.
21:01
May 18, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 5 & 6
Odysseus continues the tale of his trials, recounting how they were within sight of Ithaka when jealousy and resentment creates even greater misfortunes. Their journey brings them onto the island of Circe, the Enchantress, and past the song of the Sirens and the terrible monsters of Scylla and Charybdis where all is nearly lost.
34:50
May 16, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 3 & 4
After being treated to games and a feast, Odysseus reveals his identity to the Phaiacians, and begins to recount his trials and sufferings with the story of their landing on the Island of the Cyclopes.
34:50
May 13, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part II, Chapters 1 & 2
Hermes brings the will of Zeus to the island where Odysseus is stranded, and he makes his way by sea toward home. He can't get far before he is wrecked on the Island of the Phaiakians.
21:50
May 7, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 21 to 23
Helen concludes her sorrowful tale of Hector's death and funeral, and Telemachus resolves to return, at last, to Ithaka.
15:08
April 30, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 19 & 20
Achilles and Hector meet for their final confrontation before the walls of Troy, and Priam, guided by Hermes, visits Achilles in his camp.
15:45
April 27, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 16, 17, and 18
Thetis obtains a great favor for her son from Hephaistos, the metalsmith, Achilles re-enters the war with Troy, and Helen recalls with many tears the final days of Hector.
19:37
April 26, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapter 15
Patroklos, wearing the armor Achilles in battle, forgets his promises, and the greatest of the Greeks is stirred to revenge by a tragic turn in the battle before the walls of Troy. Music credits: -|- Song of the Volga Boatmen - Kevin MacLeod -|- Starfire - John Michel Licensed under Creative Commons: By Attribution 3.0 Licensehttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
14:22
April 18, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 13 & 14
The Greeks and Trojans fall into battle, many great warriors are wounded. Though Achilles is unmoved,  Patroklos takes desperate mesaures to save the Greeks from doom.
21:04
April 13, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 11 & 12
Agammemnon mortally insults Achilles, who refuses to fight any longer; despite the King's generous offer, and attempts by Odysseus and others to change his mind, Achilles resolves to quit the war in seething anger.
19:44
April 12, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 9 & 10
King Menelaus tells Telemachus of what tidings the Ancient One, Proteus, has of Odysseus, and of the great warrior Achilles.
15:05
April 12, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 7 & 8
Telemachus and his guide, Peisistratus, ride to the great halls of Nestor and Menelaus, where they at last meet Helen for whom the Greeks went to war.
16:23
April 7, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 5 & 6
With Athene's help, Telemechus prepares for his voyage, and sets sail with his young companions to the singing of the minstrel of the Tale of Troy.
13:35
April 7, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 3 & 4
Penelope is struck by a new vigor in her son Telemachus, and the council of Ithaka takes the side of the wooers.
16:39
April 6, 2020
The Children's Homer - Part I, Chapters 1 & 2
Odysseus is called away, and Telemachus his son grows into manhood. He meets a mysterious stranger at the gate of his home, and explains to him why his house has been overrun by suitors to his mother.
13:60
April 5, 2020