Approaches to Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Approaches to Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century.

Author: Κώστας Μυρσιάδης

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433108852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Approaches to Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' consists of ten original essays on the Iliad and Odyssey by established Homeric scholars and university professors of Greek literature and culture. The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century. Both epics are required reading in most college/university general and world literature courses, as is evident from their inclusion in part or in whole in many standard world literature anthologies. These ten new approaches to the first literary works of Western culture are intended as reading aids for both instructors and students in any college/university classroom in which either of these two Homeric epics are taught.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Iliad and the Odyssey Annotated

The Iliad and the Odyssey  Annotated

The Iliad is an historical Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer.

Author: Ho Mer

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798686118522

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Page: 496

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The Iliad is an historical Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set in the course of the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the metropolis of Troy by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events throughout the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles
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The Iliad

The Iliad

" ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek.

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472116177

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, "Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice." Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the "war-lust" in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of "Chaucer's Broche of Thebes." Jacket photograph © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Other competent translations of Homer exist, but none accomplish what Merrill aims for: to convey to the reader-listener in translation the meaning and the sounds of Homer, coming as close as possible to the poetry of the original. Merrill accomplishes this virtuosic achievement by translating Homer's Greek into English hexameters, a process requiring not only a full understanding of the original Greek, but also an unusual mastery of the sounds, rhythms, and nuances of English." ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek. With his deep understanding of the language, [Merrill] has succeeded in capturing the heroic essence of the Homeric Iliad." ---Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and author of Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond
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Homeric Whispers

Homeric Whispers

"Homeric Whispers" is divided into three basic parts: (1) A comparison between the geography of Asia Minor and the Dalmatian Coast that shows contradictions in the presumed site of Troy in Asia Minor. (2) A full geography of Troy in the ...

Author: Roberto Salinas Price

Publisher: Scylax Press

ISBN: 9780910865111

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 286

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"Homeric Whispers" is divided into three basic parts: (1) A comparison between the geography of Asia Minor and the Dalmatian Coast that shows contradictions in the presumed site of Troy in Asia Minor. (2) A full geography of Troy in the Dalmatian Coast and its corresponding placenames and archaeological ruins. (3) How the "Iliad" and the "Odyssey" originally written in a Slavic dialect entered the Greek world and became translated by a bicultural community into the Greek language.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Poetics of Supplication

The Poetics of Supplication

In this penetrating and compelling reinterpretation of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Kevin Crotty explores the connection between the "poetic" nature of supplication on the one hand, and, on the other, the importance of supplication in the ...

Author: Kevin Crotty

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801429986

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 240

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In this penetrating and compelling reinterpretation of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Kevin Crotty explores the connection between the "poetic" nature of supplication on the one hand, and, on the other, the importance of supplication in the structure and poetics of the two epics. The supplicant's attempt to rouse pity by calling to mind a vivid sense of grief, he says, is important for an understanding of the poems, which invite their audience to contemplate scenes of past grieving. A poetics of supplication, Crotty asserts, leads irresistibly to a poetics of the Homeric epic.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Iliad

The Iliad

Author: Homerus

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:601859409

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Duality and Structure in the Iliad and Odyssey

Duality and Structure in the Iliad and Odyssey

Despite extensive studies on Homer's techniques of formulaic composition, thus far the importance of duality in the construction of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" has gone unnoticed.

Author: Chet A. Van Duzer

Publisher: Peter Lang Pub Incorporated

ISBN: 0820428450

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 366

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Despite extensive studies on Homer's techniques of formulaic composition, thus far the importance of duality in the construction of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey" has gone unnoticed. This study demonstrates that duality pervades the epics, from dual magical devices that protect Homeric heroes, to the dual structures upon which the poems are built. By elucidating patterns in Homer's use of duality, the study develops new insights into the methods of Homeric composition, and powerful new tools for the interpretation of his work.
Categories: Foreign Language Study

Homer s The Iliad and The Odyssey

Homer s The Iliad and The Odyssey

'Every great work of literature is either the Iliad or the Odyssey.' Raymond
Queneau, Preface to Flaubert's Bouvard et Pécuchet, 1947 It seems fitting that
the two books which, more than any others, have fed the imagination of the
Western world ...

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782391395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

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The stories of the Trojan war and Helen of Troy, Patroclus and Achilles, the Sirens and the Cyclops are embedded in western culture, yet readers often fail to recognise that they were made famous by two epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, and one blind poet: Homer. Alberto Manguel begins his book with the poems' inception in ancient Greece and demonstrates how these poems have reverberated subsequently through the western canon, from the Rome of Virgil and Horace to Joyce's Dublin and Derek Walcott's Caribbean, via Dante and Racine. In this lyrical and graceful short volume, Manguel delights in the original poems and celebrates their presence throughout history.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handy volume.

Author: Barry B. Powell

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199394075

Category: Fiction

Page: 536

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Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handy volume. Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry Powell's translations are an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, Powell exposes students to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, cunning, and humor that are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Both the translations and the introductions are informed by the best recent scholarship. FEATURES * Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity * Powell's introduction sets the poems in their philological, mythological, and historical contexts * Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poems * Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages * Maps provide geographic context for the poems' many place names * Audio recordings (read by Powell) of important passages are available on the book's Companion Website and indicated in the text margin by an icon
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The Iliad and The Odyssey Butler Edition

The Iliad and The Odyssey  Butler Edition

After the war, the story switches to the fated Ulysses who mocks the Greek god of the seas and is lost for decades in the waters of the Mediterranean.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781773562360

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Page: 450

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When the beautiful Helen is taken away and fall madly in love with Hector of Troy her Greek partner gathers the forces of Greece to fight against the Trojans to get her back. One of the mighty heroes that goes along with the war is the mighty Achilles who manages some great feats in the battle but in the end is cursed by the gods for an act of defilement and dies. After the war, the story switches to the fated Ulysses who mocks the Greek god of the seas and is lost for decades in the waters of the Mediterranean. As he fights with gods and even travels to the realm of the dead to once again return home, his throne is threatened as new suitors seek to claim his wife and his crown back in Greece.
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The Iliad the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes Or Less

The Iliad  the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes Or Less

Actors will each play 18 to 32 characters.

Author: Jay Hopkins

Publisher: Samuel French, Inc.

ISBN: 9780573663871

Category: Drama

Page: 108

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Actors will each play 18 to 32 characters. On a simple stage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone?s eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek mythology plus the Iliad and the Odyssey. This fast, funny, modernized version is easy for today's audiences to understand.
Categories: Drama

Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer

This volume presents the original 1611 text of George Chapman's translation, tapping into the poetic consonance between the semi-divine heroism of the "Iliad"'s warriors and the cosmological symbols of Renaissance humanism.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691002363

Category: Poetry

Page: 613

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This volume presents the original 1611 text of George Chapman's translation, tapping into the poetic consonance between the semi-divine heroism of the "Iliad"'s warriors and the cosmological symbols of Renaissance humanism.
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The Iliad and the Odyssey in Greek Mythology

The Iliad and the Odyssey in Greek Mythology

A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Includes explantory notes and review questions.

Author: Karen Bornemann Spies

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 0766015610

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

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A retelling of the events of the Trojan War and the wanderings of Odysseus based on Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Includes explantory notes and review questions.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Iliad and Odyssey

The Iliad and Odyssey

THE ILIAD . BOOK XVII . No - not forgetful , Menelaus viewd By Hector ' s host
Menoetius ' son subdued : But , brightly maild , in van - ward of the field Rush ' d
on , and round the corse unwearied wheeld : As wheels a heifer , querulous ,
round ...

Author: Homer

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ISBN: UCAL:$B81043

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The Essential Homer Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey

The Essential Homer   Selections from the Iliad and the Odyssey

Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey , made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Hackett Publishing Company Incorporated

ISBN: 087220541X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 510

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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.
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The Iliad and Odyssey of India

The Iliad and Odyssey of India

... Government and the public to the new literary riches that now lie unlocked , we
intend in this and a following paper to touch in outline upon the two poems which
quite deserve the name we have given them of The Iliad and Odyssey of India .

Author: Edwin Arnold

Publisher:

ISBN: NYPL:33433081850996

Category: Mahābhārata

Page: 21

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The Iliad the Odyssey Translated by Alexander Pope Etc

The Iliad  the Odyssey      Translated by Alexander Pope  Etc

The Odyssey , " says he , “ is an instance , how natural it is to a great genius ,
when it begins to grow old and decline , to delight itself in narrations and fables .
For , that Homer composed the Odyssey after the Iliad , many proofs may be
given ...

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0024340801

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