The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer,
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781472531049
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Release: 2014-05-22
Editor: A&C Black
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'Muse, tell me of a man: a man of much resource, who was made to wander far and long, after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy. Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking: many too the miseries at sea which he suffered in his heart, as he sought to win his own life and the safe return of his companions.' Recounting the epic journey home of Odysseus from the Trojan War, The Odyssey - alongside its sister poem The Iliad - stands as the well-spring of Western Civilisation and culture, an inspiration to poets, writers and thinkers for thousands of years since. This authoritative prose translation by Martin Hammond brings Homer's great poem of homecoming to life as Odysseus battles through such familiar dangers as the cave of the Cyclops, the call of the Sirens and his hostile reception back in his native land of Ithaca.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 416
ISBN: 9780141965505
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Release: 2003-01-30
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' Guardian The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his bravery and cunning to reach his homeland and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. E. V. Rieu's translation of The Odyssey was the very first Penguin Classic to be published, and has itself achieved classic status. Translated by E. V. RIEU Revised translation by D. C. H. RIEU With an Introduction by PETER JONES

Odyssey

Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 329
ISBN: HARVARD:HW21W0
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Release: 1891
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 541
ISBN: 0670821624
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Release: 1996
Editor: Viking Adult
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War

Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 976
ISBN: 1840221178
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Release: 2000
Editor: Wordsworth Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 400
ISBN: UCSC:32106001535159
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Release: 2007-06-26
Editor: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents the story of Odysseus' return from the Trojan War to his homeland in a modern English translation.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer,General Press
Pages: 640
ISBN: 9789389716221
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Release: 2020-04-10
Editor: GENERAL PRESS
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Homer is known to have authored the first known literature of Europe. Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus’ journey home from the Trojan War has inspired writers from Virgil to James Joyce. Odysseus survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens’ song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal wife. With real poetic power… his book is one no lover of living poetry should miss. —The New York Times

The Wanderings of Odysseus

The Wanderings of Odysseus
Author: Rosemary Sutcliff
Pages: 134
ISBN: 9780553494822
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Release: 2005
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Presents a retelling of the adventures of Odysseus on his long voyage home from the Trojan War.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Pages: 560
ISBN: 9780553213997
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Release: 1991
Editor: Bantam Classics
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A highly regarded translator of Virgil and Dante bends his efforts to Homer's masterful work, offering a new verse translation of the epic tale of one man's dangerous ten-year struggle to return home to his loyal wife, Penelope, after years on the battlefields of Troy. Reissue.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 522
ISBN: 9780520293632
Available:
Release: 2018
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"This is a translation of the epic Greek poem by Homer."--Provided by publisher.

Homer Odyssey Books VI VIII

Homer  Odyssey Books VI VIII
Author: 'Omēros,Homer
Pages: 368
ISBN: 0521338409
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Release: 1994-12-08
Editor: Cambridge University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This edition of the "Odyssey", books VI-VIII forms an introduction to Homer for students of Greek. The commentary aims especially to provide guidance on questions of literary and narrative technique and poetic artistry

The Epic of Gilgamesh

The Epic of Gilgamesh
Author: Anonim
Pages: 304
ISBN: 9780241289907
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Release: 2016-06-02
Editor: Penguin UK
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The ancient Sumerian poem The Epic of Gilgamesh is one of the oldest written stories in existence, translated with an introduction by Andrew George in Penguin Classics. Miraculously preserved on clay tablets dating back as much as four thousand years, the poem of Gilgamesh, king of Uruk, is the world's oldest epic, predating Homer by many centuries. The story tells of Gilgamesh's adventures with the wild man Enkidu, and of his arduous journey to the ends of the earth in quest of the Babylonian Noah and the secret of immortality. Alongside its themes of family, friendship and the duties of kings, The Epic of Gilgamesh is, above all, about mankind's eternal struggle with the fear of death. The Babylonian version has been known for over a century, but linguists are still deciphering new fragments in Akkadian and Sumerian. Andrew George's gripping translation brilliantly combines these into a fluid narrative and will long rank as the definitive English Gilgamesh. If you enjoyed The Epic of Gilgamesh, you might like Homer's Iliad, also available in Penguin Classics. 'A masterly new verse translation' The Times 'Andrew George has skilfully bridged the gap between a scholarly re-edition and a popular work' London Review of Books

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Louie Stowell
Pages: 64
ISBN: 9781409585022
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Release: 2014-05-01
Editor: Usborne Publishing Ltd
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Odysseus is finally heading home after a long war, but his troubles have just begun. Terrible dangers are in store, from one-eyed monsters to cannibal kings. Specially written for confident young readers, this dramatic re-telling is a perfect introduction to Homer's epic tale. Includes links to recommended websites to find out more about Ancient Greece. "Crack reading and make confident and enthusiastic readers with this fantastic reading programme." - Julia Eccleshare

The Iliad

The Iliad
Author: Homer
Pages: 632
ISBN: 1429958243
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Release: 2004-04-03
Editor: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Anger be now your song, immortal one, Akhilleus' anger, doomed and ruinous, that caused the Akhaians loss on bitter loss and crowded brave souls into the undergloom, leaving so many dead men-carrion for dogs and birds; and the will of Zeus was done. -Lines 1-6 Since it was first published more than twenty-five years ago, Robert Fitzgerald's prizewinning translation of Homer's battle epic has become a classic in its own right: a standard against which all other versions of The Iliad are compared. Fitzgerald's work is accessible, ironic, faithful, written in a swift vernacular blank verse that "makes Homer live as never before" (Library Journal). This edition includes a new foreword by Andrew Ford.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 432
ISBN: 9781451674187
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Release: 2014-10-07
Editor: Simon and Schuster
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A brilliant new version of the Odyssey from one of the most accomplished translators of our time. “Sing to me, Muse . . .” It has been said that a myth is a story about the way things never were but always are. The Odyssey is the original hero’s journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia—from ancient poetry to contemporary fiction and films. With its consummately modern hero, full of guile and wit, always prepared to reinvent himself in order to realize his heart’s desire—to return to home and family after ten years of war—the Odyssey now speaks to us again across 2,600 years. In words of great poetic power, Stephen Mitchell’s translation brings Odysseus and his adventures vividly to life as never before. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this Odyssey carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. One-eyed maneating giants; irresistibly seductive sirens; shipwrecks and narrow escapes; princesses and monsters; ghosts sipping blood at the Underworld’s portal, desperate for a chance to speak to the living; and the final destruction of all Odysseus’s enemies in the banquet hall—these stories are still spellbinding today. So, too, are the intimate moments of storytelling by the fire, of homecoming and reunion, fidelity and love—all of greater value to Odysseus, and to us, than the promise of immortality. Just as Mitchell “re-energised the Iliad for a new generation” (The Sunday Telegraph), his Odyssey is the noblest, clearest, and most captivating rendition of one of the defining masterpieces of Western literature. Mitchell’s muscular language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms re-create the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. The first translation to benefit from modern advances in textual scholarship, Mitchell’s Odyssey also includes an illuminating introductory essay that opens the epic still further to our understanding and appreciation and textual notes that will benefit all readers. Beautiful, musical, accurate, and alive, this new Odyssey is a story for our time as well as for the ages.

Odyssey

Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 404
ISBN: 0344068129
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Release: 2018-10-23
Editor: Franklin Classics Trade Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This work has been selected by scholars as being culturally important and is part of the knowledge base of civilization as we know it. This work is in the public domain in the United States of America, and possibly other nations. Within the United States, you may freely copy and distribute this work, as no entity (individual or corporate) has a copyright on the body of the work. Scholars believe, and we concur, that this work is important enough to be preserved, reproduced, and made generally available to the public. To ensure a quality reading experience, this work has been proofread and republished using a format that seamlessly blends the original graphical elements with text in an easy-to-read typeface. We appreciate your support of the preservation process, and thank you for being an important part of keeping this knowledge alive and relevant.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 329
ISBN: 0393655067
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Release: 2020-03-20
Editor: W. W. Norton
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Norton Critical Edition includes: Emily Wilson's authoritative translation of Homer's masterpiece, accompanied by her informative introduction, explanatory footnotes, and book-by-book summaries.Four maps, created especially for this translation.Contextual materials including sources and analogues by Homer, Sappho, Pindar, and others. Also included are carefully chosen passages from (mainly) ancient texts that provide insight into The Odyssey and its reception by Plato, Aristotle, Ovid, Pseudo-Longinus, Lucian, Apollodorus, Heraclitus, Porphyry, Proclus, Hyginus, Dante Alighieri, Alfred Lord Tennyson, C. P. Cavafy, Derek Walcott, and Margaret Atwood.Nine critical essays addressing key topics--composition; representation of religion and the gods; class and slavery; gender; colonization and the meaning of home; trickery, intelligence, and lying; and more-- essential to the study of The Odyssey. Essays by Robert Fowler, Laurel Fulkerson, Barbara Graziosi, Laura M. Slatkin, Sheila Murnaghan, Patrice Rankine, Helene P. Foley, Egbert J. Bakker, and Lillian Eileen Doherty are included.A glossary and a list of suggested further readings. About the SeriesRead by more than 12 million students over fifty-five years, Norton Critical Editions set the standard for apparatus that is right for undergraduate readers. The three-part format--annotated text, contexts, and criticism--helps students to better understand, analyze, and appreciate the literature, while opening a wide range of teaching possibilities for instructors. Whether in print or in digital format, Norton Critical Editions provide all the resources students need.

The Bow and the Lyre

The Bow and the Lyre
Author: Seth Benardete
Pages: 177
ISBN: 9780742565968
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Release: 2008-10-01
Editor: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In this exciting interpretation of the Odyssey, the late renowned scholar Seth Benardete suggests that Homer may have been the first to philosophize in a Platonic sense. He argues that the Odyssey concerns precisely the relation between philosophy and poetry and, more broadly, the rational and the irrational in human beings. In light of this possibility, Bernardete works back and forth from Homer to Plato to examine the relation between wisdom and justice and tries to recover an original understanding of philosophy that Plato, too, recovered by reflecting on the wisdom of the poet. At stake in his argument is no less than the history of philosophy and the ancient understanding of poetry. The Bow and the Lyre is a book that every classicist and historian of philosophy should have.

An Odyssey

An Odyssey
Author: Daniel Mendelsohn
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9780771057434
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Release: 2017-09-12
Editor: Signal
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From award-winning memoirist and critic, and bestselling author of The Lost, comes a deeply moving tale of a father and son's transformative journey in reading -- and reliving -- Homer's epic masterpiece. When eighty-one-year-old Jay Mendelsohn decides to enroll in the undergraduate Odyssey seminar his son teaches at Bard College, the two find themselves on an adventure as profoundly emotional as it is intellectual. For Jay, a retired research scientist who sees the world through a mathematician's unforgiving eyes, this return to the classroom is his "one last chance" to learn the great literature he'd neglected in his youth -- and, even more, a final opportunity to more fully understand his son, a writer and classicist. But through the sometimes uncomfortable months that the two men explore Homer's great work together -- first in the classroom, where Jay persistently challenges his son's interpretations, and then during a surprise-filled Mediterranean journey retracing Odysseus's famous voyages -- it becomes clear that Daniel has much to learn, too: Jay's responses to both the text and the travels gradually uncover long-buried secrets that allow the son to understand his difficult father at last. As this intricately woven memoir builds to its wrenching climax, Mendelsohn's narrative comes to deeply echo The Odyssey itself, with its timeless themes of deception and recognition, marriage and children, the pleasures of travel, and the meaning of home. Rich with literary and emotional insight, An Odyssey is a renowned author-scholar's most triumphant entwining yet of personal narrative and literary exploration.

The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey

The Usborne Illustrated Odyssey
Author: Homer
Pages: 256
ISBN: 1409598934
Available:
Release: 2016-09-01
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The original story of Ulysses in a beautifully illustrated book in the Originals format. The Odyssey is probably one of the most important books of Western Culture, its stories are still present in films, cartoons, comics, novels, paintings and songs. Children will love discovering these fantastic stories about adventure, love, loss and recovering one's home!