The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781414217130

Category: Fiction

Page: 424

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Often called the "second work of Western literature" (Homer's Iliad, written earlier, being the first), The Odyssey is not only a rousing adventure drama, but also a profound meditation on courage, loyalty, family, fate, and undying love. Over three thousand years old, it was the first story to delineate carefully and exhaustively a single character arc--a narrative structure that serves as the foundation and heart of the modern novel. Robert Squillace's revision of George Herbert Palmer's classic prose translation captures the drama and vitality of the adventure, while remaining true to the original Homeric language.
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The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Greek poetry

Page: N.A

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The Odyssey of Homer

A Southern African Translation

Author: Whitaker, Richard

Publisher: African Sun Press

ISBN: 1874915288

Category: Fiction

Page: 534

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The Odyssey, Homer’s great epic, tells the tale of the Greek hero, Odysseus, Chief of Ithaka, one of the most versatile and fascinating characters in literature. Odysseus returns to his wife and son in Ithaka after the fall of Troy, and avenges himself on enemy suitors who have invaded his homestead. His journey back takes him ten years, in which time he encounters cannibal monsters, mysterious divine beings and amorous goddesses. This new translation, with its generous African texturing, will delight lovers of poetry and students of the Classics alike.
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The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633372

Category: Fiction

Page: 407

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The Odyssey, translated by T. E. Lawrence, an epic 12,000-line poem composed over 2,700 years ago, is the first adventure story in Western literature. It describes the ten-year wanderings of Odysseus in his quest to return home after the Trojan War. Hounded by the sea-god Poseidon and championed by the goddess Athene, he encounters giants, sorceresses, and sea monsters before finally reaching his beloved Ithaca. There he must endure the taunts of the Suitors to his queen, Penelope, who have taken up residence in his palace. At once enchanting fairy tale and gripping drama, the Odyssey is eminently readable, not least for the rich complexity and magnetism of its hero. An inspiration to writers as diverse as Virgil, Swift, and Joyce, the Odyssey has proved enormously influential and continues to captivate readers of all ages.
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The Odyssey of Homer

To which is Added, The Battle of the Frogs and Mice

Author: Homerus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 426

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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer,Thomas Edward Lawrence

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195068181

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

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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.
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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 429

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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Barbara Leonie Picard,Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Legends

Page: 271

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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Barbara Leonie Picard

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780192750754

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 271

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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.
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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Butcher,S.H..,Andrew Lang

Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 9780819628817

Category:

Page: 429

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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Richmond Lattimore

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061760204

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

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Homer’s great epic The Odyssey—one of Western literature’s most enduring and important works—translated by Richmond Lattimore A classic for the ages, The Odyssey recounts Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War—and the obstacles he faces along the way to reclaim his throne, kingdom, and family in Ithaca. During his absence, his steadfast and clever wife, Penelope, and now teenaged son, Telemachus, have lived under the constant threat of ruthless suitors, all desperate to court Penelope and claim the throne. As the suitors plot Telemachus’ murder, the gods debate Odysseus’ fate. With help from the goddess Athena, the scattered family bides their time as Odysseus battles his way through storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops, the isle of witch-goddess Circe, the deadly Sirens’ song, a trek through the Underworld, and the omnipresent wrath of the scorned god Poseidon. An American poet and classicist, Richmond Lattimore’s translation of The Odyssey is widely considered among the best available in the English language. Lattimore breathes modern life into Homer’s epic, bringing this classic work of heroes, monsters, vengeful gods, treachery, and redemption to life for modern readers.
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The Odyssey Of Homer (Annotated Edition)

Author: Andrew Lang

Publisher: Jazzybee Verlag

ISBN: 3849609510

Category:

Page: 323

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This book contains one of the most famous literary works in history, "The Odyssey" rendered into beautiful English prose. This book is annotated with a rare extensive biographical sketch of the author, Andrew Lang, written by Sir Edmund Gosse, CB, a contemporary poet and writer.
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The Odysseus Poems

Fictions on the Odyssey of Homer

Author: Judith Kazantzis,Jacqueline Morreau

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: English poetry

Page: 74

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The Odyssey of Homer - Primary Source Edition

Author: William Cullen Bryant,Andrew Dickson White,Homer Homer

Publisher: Nabu Press

ISBN: 9781289808754

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Page: 330

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
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