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The Lotos-Eaters

The Lotos-Eaters

by Alfred Lord Tennyson

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Websites

Victorian Web

Check out tons of good info about Tennyson from a fun and reliable site.

The Literature Network

Here's more information on Tennyson's work and life.

Intro to Ancient Greece from the British Museum

Here's a fun website to get you started learning about the history of ancient Greece.

Video

The Lotus-Eaters in The Odyssey

This is a short, documentary-style video about the Lotus-Eaters scene from Book 9 of the Odyssey.

Land of the Lotus-Eaters—in Legos!

Here's a Lego animation of the story. It's pretty well done—although we think we might have seen a Star Wars ship in there…

Death Metal Lotus-Eater

Check out Swedish metal band Opeth's version.

Audio

Nice Reading

We love this guy's voice, and we think he really nails the mood, too.

Dead Can Dance Play "The Lotus-Eaters"

Here's a good song by a great band—have fun!

Images

Portrait of Tennyson

The man himself, with facial hair FTW!

Lotus-Eaters Engraving

Here's the famous scene, as the 17th-century artist Theodore van Thulden saw it.

Books

Selected Poems by Tennyson

If you're looking to read a little more Tennyson, this collection would be a good place to start.

The Odyssey

Read the ancient Greek epic that inspired Tennyson's poem.

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