Aeneid / Odyssey / Iliad

Author: Virgil,Homer,Robert Fagles

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 9780147505606

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Three epic poems chronicle the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War, the destruction of Troy, Odysseus's voyage to Ithaca after the war, and the adventures of the prince Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

Chapman's Homer

The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Lesser Homerica

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Achilles (Greek mythology)

Page: N.A

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Homer's the Iliad and the Odyssey

A Biography

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

ISBN: 9780802143822

Category: Fiction

Page: 285

View: 3725

Examines the origins of "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey," the colorful characters and events chronicling the Trojan War and its aftermath, and the legacy of the works for Western culture.

The Odyssey for Boys and Girls

Author: Alfred John Church

Publisher: N.A


Category: Odysseus (Greek mythology)

Page: 308

View: 636

A clear, easy-to-read version of Ulysees' wandering.

The Iliad

Author: Homer,

Publisher: First Avenue Editions

ISBN: 1467775606

Category: Poetry

Page: 654

View: 3684

The tenth and final year of the Trojan War comes to its climactic end in this infamous Greek epic. With the mighty Achilles brooding on the sidelines of the battle, the Greek army faces almost certain defeat. At the mercy of the intervening gods of Mount Olympus, the legendary warriors of Greece and Troy fight to the death in the name of honor, love, and vengeance. Originally written around 750 BCE, the authorship of this epic poem remains uncertain, but most scholars ascribe it to a blind Greek poet named Homer. William Cowper first published his translation in 1791; this unabridged edition comes from the work edited by Robert Southey, LL.D., with notes by M. A. Dwight, which was published in 1860.

The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid

Three Classics Adapted Into Engaging Plays-Plus Background and Activities-Just for Middle Schoolers

Author: Gwen Bowers

Publisher: Teaching Resources

ISBN: 9780439629188

Category: Education

Page: 81

View: 3353

Presents read-aloud plays that feature the events of the Trojan War, the ten-year wanderings of the Greek leader Odysseus after the Trojan War, and the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

The Iliad

Author: Homer,,Robert Fitzgerald

Publisher: Oxford Paperbacks

ISBN: 0199536791

Category: Poetry

Page: 496

View: 5811

The Iliad is the story of a few days' fighting in the tenth year of the legendary war between the Greeks and the Trojans, which broke out when Paris, son of King Priam of Troy, abducted the fabulously beautiful Helen, wife of King Menelaus of Sparta. After a quarrel between the Greek commander, Agamemnon, and the greatest of the Greek warriors, Achilles, the gods become more closely involved in the action. Their intervention leads to the tragic death of Hector, the Trojan leader, and to the final defeat of the Trojans. But the Iliad is much more than a series of battle scenes. It is a work of extraordinary pathos and profundity that concerns itself with issues as fundamental as the meaning of life and death. Even the heroic ethic itself - with its emphasis on pride, honour, prowess in battle, and submission to the inexorable will of the gods - is not left unquestioned.

Theban Plays

Author: Sophocles,Peter Meineck,Paul Woodruff

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 9780872205857

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 304

View: 1323

This powerful new rendering of the plays of the Theban cycle includes, in addition to the translators' celebrated Oedipus Tyrannus, annotated new translations of Antigone and Oedipus at Colonus. Peter Meineck is Producing Artistic Director of The Aquila Theatre Co, Visiting Scholar at the Center for Ancient Studies, New York University and teacher of Greek Drama at the Tisch School for the Arts.

The Wonderful O

Author: James Thurber

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0143130420

Category: Fiction

Page: 96

View: 4845

Great American humorist James Thurber's beloved, madcap, and eerily timely fairy tale about an island society robbed of the wonders of the letter O--in a stunning Deluxe Edition featuring flaps, deckle-edged paper, and the original, full-color illustrations Littlejack has a map that indicates the existence of a treasure on a far and lonely island, and Black has a ship to get there. So the two bad men team up and sail off on Black's vessel, the Aeiu. The name, Black explains, is all the vowels except for O--which he hates since his mother got wedged in a porthole: They couldn't pull her in, so they had to push her out. Black and Littlejack arrive at the port and demand the treasure. No one knows anything about it, so they have their henchmen ransack the place--to no avail. But Black has a better idea: He will take over the island and purge it of O. ("I'll issue an edict!") The harsh limits of a life sans O (where shoe is she and woe is we) and how finally with a little luck and lots of pluck the islanders shake off their overbearing interlopers and discover the true treasure for themselves (Oh yes--and get back their O's)--these are only some of the surprises that await readers of James Thurber's timelessly zany fairy tale about two louts who try to lock up the language--and lose. It is a tour de force of wordplay that will delight fans of Lewis Carroll, Dr. Seuss, Edward Lear, and Roald Dahl, and a timely reminder of how people can band together in the name of freedom to overthrow a tyrant. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

The Children's Homer

The Adventures of Odysseus and the Tale of Troy

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0689868839

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 247

View: 7481

Publishers WeeklyColum's stirring telling of the Greek epics is unequaled as an introduction to the classic myths for young readers.

The Essential Aeneid

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1603840613

Category: Poetry

Page: 248

View: 7381

Stanley Lombardo's deft abridgment of his 2005 translation of the Aeneid preserves the arc and weight of Virgil's epic by presenting major books in their entirety and abridged books in extended passages seamlessly fitted together with narrative bridges. W. R. Johnson's Introduction, a shortened version of his masterly Introduction to that translation, will be welcomed by both beginning and seasoned students of the Aeneid, and by students of Roman history, classical mythology, and Western civilization.

For the Most Beautiful: A Novel of the Women of Troy

Author: Emily Hauser

Publisher: Pegasus Books

ISBN: 1681773686

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 6250

The hidden tale of the Trojan War: a novel full of passion and revenge, bravery and sacrifice, now is the time for the women of Troy to tell their story. Three thousand years ago a war took place where legends were born: Achilles, the greatest of the Greeks, and Hector, prince of Troy. Both men were made and destroyed by the war that shook the foundations of the ancient world. But what if there was more to the tale of these heroes than we know? How would the Trojan War have looked as seen through the eyes of its women? Krisayis, the ambitious, determined daughter of the High Priest of Troy, and Briseis, loyal and passionate princess of Pedasus, interweave their tales alongside Homer’s classic story of the rage of Achilles and the gods of Olympus. What follows is a breathtaking tale of love and revenge, destiny and the determination, as these two brave women, the heroes of the Trojan War, and the gods themselves come face to face in an epic battle that will decide the fate of Troy. A glorious debut full of passion and revenge, loyalty and betrayal, Emily Hauser breathes exhilarating new life into one of history's greatest legends.

Homer: the Trilogy

Author: Costas Komborozos

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 9781535260275


Page: 332

View: 9433

The Complete Homer Trilogy: Troy: Legacy, Troy: I am Omeros, and Troy: The Life and Death of Homer.

The Library of Greek Mythology

Author: Apollodorus

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192839244

Category: Fiction

Page: 291

View: 5692

A new translation of an important text for Greek mythology used as a source book by classicists from antiquity to Robert Graves, The Library of Greek Mythology is a complete summary of early Greek myth, telling the story of each of the great families of heroic mythology, and the various adventures associated with the main heroes and heroines, from Jason and Perseus to Heracles and Helen of Troy. Using the ancient system of detailed histories of the great families, it contains invaluable genealogical diagrams for maximum clarity.

The Oxford Companion to World Mythology

Author: David Leeming

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195156692

Category: Social Science

Page: 469

View: 7404

Consists of nearly two thousand entries covering all aspects of mythology, including Greek, Roman, Native American, Indian, Japanese, Sumerian, and Egyptian.

The Odyssey (Amazonclassics Edition)

Author: Homer

Publisher: AmazonClassics

ISBN: 9781542047531

Category: Fiction

Page: 524

View: 9310

Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures.

Heroes of the City of Man

A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature

Author: Peter J. Leithart

Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service

ISBN: 9781885767554

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 389

View: 7939

"[Analyzes specific ancient epics and Greek dramas in the light of Christian beliefs. Ancient poets and playwrights discussed: Hesiod, Homer, Virgil, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.]"--Provided by publisher.

A Study Guide for Torquato Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1410346692

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 33

View: 2338

A Study Guide for Torquato Tasso's "Gerusalemme Liberata," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Epics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Epics for Students for all of your research needs.