The Odyssey

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX5PXX
Release Date: 1871
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Author: Homer
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The Odyssey of Homer

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ISBN: HARVARD:HXPI3R
Release Date: 1802
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The Odyssey

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ISBN: 9780191646508
Release Date: 2016-10-20
Number of pages: 448
Author: Homer
Publisher: Oxford University Press

Download and read online The Odyssey in PDF and EPUB 'Tell me, Muse, of the man of many turns, who was driven far and wide after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy' Twenty years after setting out to fight in the Trojan War, Odysseus is yet to return home to Ithaca. His household is in disarray: a horde of over 100 disorderly and arrogant suitors are vying to claim Odysseus' wife Penelope, and his young son Telemachus is powerless to stop them. Meanwhile, Odysseus is driven beyond the limits of the known world, encountering countless divine and earthly challenges. But Odysseus is 'of many wiles' and his cunning and bravery eventually lead him home, to reclaim both his family and his kingdom. The Odyssey rivals the Iliad as the greatest poem of Western culture and is perhaps the most influential text of classical literature. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.


The Odyssey

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ISBN: 9780374224387
Release Date: 1998-11-15
Number of pages: 515
Author: Homer
Publisher: Macmillan

Download and read online The Odyssey in PDF and EPUB Presents the classic poem concerning the wanderings of the hero Odysseus and his miraculous return to Ithaca and a faithful wife


Chapman s Homer

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ISBN: 0691048916
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 497
Author: Homer
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Download and read online Chapman s Homer in PDF and EPUB George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. --John Keats


Homer s The Odyssey

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ISBN: 9780791094259
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 263
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing

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The Lost Books of the Odyssey

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ISBN: 9781446477632
Release Date: 2011-06-01
Number of pages: 240
Author: Zachary Mason
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Lost Books of the Odyssey in PDF and EPUB After ten years' journeying Odysseus returns, again and again, to Ithaca. Each time he finds something different: his patient wife Penelope has betrayed him and married; his arrival accelerates time and he watches his family age and die in front of him; he walks into an empty house in ruins; he returns but is so bored he sets sail again to repeat his voyage; he comes back to find Penelope is dead. In these forty-four retellings of passages from Homer's Odyssey, Zachary Mason uses Homer's linear narrative and explodes it: presenting alternative and contradictory fragments of familiar stories - the Trojan Horse, the Cyclops, Circe, the Sirens - allowing us to see Homer's masterpiece afresh. Elegant, provocative and utterly fascinating, The Lost Books of the Odyssey seems destined to become a modern classic.


The Odyssey of Homer

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ISBN: 0192750755
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 271
Author: Barbara Leonie Picard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Download and read online The Odyssey of Homer in PDF and EPUB Recounts Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War, and the unusual encounters he had with the Sirens, the cyclops Polyphemus, and Circe the enchantress.


The Odyssey Literary Touchstone Edition

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ISBN: 9781580493895
Release Date: 2006-01-01
Number of pages: 278
Author: Homer
Publisher: Prestwick House Inc

Download and read online The Odyssey Literary Touchstone Edition in PDF and EPUB This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with the Odyssey?s vocabulary and references to Greek mythology.The epic tale of Odysseus? ten-year journey after the defeat of Troy is, at once, a thrilling adventure story, a passionate love story, and a fantasy rooted in ancient history. It is also the cornerstone on which much of Western literature and thought is based. Three thousand years after ancient bards plucked their lyres and sang the adventures of gods and heroes, we still see much of ourselves in the tales of Odysseus and his men as they battle natural and supernatural forces?and their own human nature?to find their way home.


The Odyssey of Homer

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ISBN: 0819628816
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 429
Author: Butcher,S.H..
Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

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The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey

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ISBN: 9780521111201
Release Date: 2013-04-18
Number of pages: 191
Author: Egbert J. Bakker
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The Odyssey of Homer

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ISBN: 9780195068184
Release Date: 1932
Number of pages: 327
Author: Homer
Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

Download and read online The Odyssey of Homer in PDF and EPUB Colonel T.E. Lawrence was one of the most flamboyant figures of his era, known throughout the Western world as Lawrence of Arabia. Glory-seeking yet self-effacing, this soldier, archaeologist, spy, and scholar was a war hero whom Winston Churchill called "one of the greatest men of our time." Less well known were his abilities as historian and author, which won him the admiration of such writers as Ezra Pound, W.H. Auden, and Robert Graves. While stationed on a desolate R.A.F. outpost on the fringes of the Karachi desert in India, Lawrence began his acclaimed translation of The Odyssey. He devoted himself to the project for four years, and during that time he came to feel that he was uniquely suited to the task. "I have hunted wild boars and watched wild lions," he wrote. "Built boats and killed many men. So I have odd knowledges that qualify me to understand The Odyssey, and odd experiences that interpret it to me." Relying on an innate sense of language and truly gifted abilities at translation, Lawrence transformed Homer's Odyssey into mellifluous prose. The result was an overnight bestseller. The New York Herald Tribune hailed it "perhaps the most interesting translation of the world's most interesting book," and The New York Times called it "ruggedly and roughly masculine" and added that it "gives a vividness to the story beyond any other text familiar to us." Lawrence breathes new life into the adventures of Odysseus, smoothing the reader's path through a fantastic array of monsters, temptresses, gods, and goddesses. For a generation of readers accustomed to verse translations of Homer, this bold and vivid prose version is well worth rediscovery.


First Thirteen Books of the Odyssey of Homer

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044085124881
Release Date: 1896
Number of pages: 249
Author: Homer
Publisher:

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Homer The Odyssey

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ISBN: 0521539781
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 103
Author: Jasper Griffin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Homer The Odyssey in PDF and EPUB This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years.