Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer

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.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840221178

Category: Fiction

Page: 976

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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.
Categories: Fiction

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

Category:

Page: 450

View: 834

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 and the Odyssey Boxed Set

The Iliad and the Odyssey Boxed Set

"--Times Literary Supplement "[Green] gets the interpretation right without interrupting the forward motion that is always Homer's aim--and this is one of the great virtues of Green's translation as a whole: its limber fluency.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520306651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1145

View: 743

Hailed by reviewers and readers alike, Peter Green's landmark translations of Homer's timeless epics are now available for the first time in this striking and sleekly designed collector-worthy set. With the verve and pathos of the original oral tradition, Green captures the beauty and complexity, the surging thunder and quiet lyricism, of the Iliad and the Odyssey for a new generation of readers. The translations are vivid and careful, accurate without being out of reach, while the detailed synopses and notes include perceptive observations about Homer's characters and themes. This widely acclaimed, must-have collection will be a treasured addition to every reader's bookshelf.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Lliad

The Lliad

A boxed set of the classic books 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' by Homer. Translated by Robert Fagles, with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 0670779644

Category: Literary Criticism

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A boxed set of the classic books 'The Iliad' and 'The Odyssey' by Homer. Translated by Robert Fagles, with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Iliad the Odyssey

The Iliad   the Odyssey

"Sons of Atreus," he cried, "and all other Achaeans, may the gods who dwell in Olympus grant you to sack the city of Priam, and to reach your homes in safety; but free my daughter, and accept a ransom for her, in reverence to Apollo, son of ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1973859041

Category:

Page: 628

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"Sons of Atreus," he cried, "and all other Achaeans, may the gods who dwell in Olympus grant you to sack the city of Priam, and to reach your homes in safety; but free my daughter, and accept a ransom for her, in reverence to Apollo, son of Jove." On this the rest of the Achaeans with one voice were for respecting the priest and taking the ransom that he offered; but not so Agamemnon, who spoke fiercely to him and sent him roughly away. "Old man," said he, "let me not find you tarrying about our ships, nor yet coming hereafter. Your sceptre of the god and your wreath shall profit you nothing. I will not free her. She shall grow old in my house at Argos far from her own home, busying herself with her loom and visiting my couch; so go, and do not provoke me or it shall be the worse for you." The old man feared him and obeyed. Not a word he spoke, but went by the shore of the sounding sea and prayed apart to King Apollo whom lovely Leto had borne. "Hear me," he cried, "O god of the silver bow, that protectest Chryse and holy Cilla and rulest Tenedos with thy might, hear me oh thou of Sminthe;
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The Iliad the Odyssey Boxed Set

The Iliad the Odyssey Boxed Set

Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving these large-format volumes an extra measure of authenticity and appeal.

Author: Gillian Cross

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 076369813X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 338

View: 694

This handsome boxed set of Homer’s epics — powerfully retold by Gillian Cross and strikingly illustrated by Neil Packer — belongs on every reader’s bookshelf. Epic and thrilling, Homer’s two age-old classics have been revisited countless times. Gillian Cross and Neil Packer’s exquisite versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey make up an essential set for both Homer collectors and readers who have not yet made the acquaintance of Odysseus, Achilles, or Hector. Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving these large-format volumes an extra measure of authenticity and appeal. From the raging battles outside the walls of Troy to the strangely surreal ten years it takes Odysseus to journey home, these bold re-envisionings of Homer’s stories are told with simplicity and style — perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction

Homeric Moments

Homeric Moments

" "Written with wit and clarity, this book will be of value to those reading the Odyssey and the Iliad for the first time and to those teaching it to beginners."—Library Journal "Homeric Moments is a feast for the mind and the imagination ...

Author: Eva Brann

Publisher: Paul Dry Books

ISBN: 9781589882805

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

View: 178

Fifty years of reading Homer—both alone and with students—prepared Eva Brann to bring the Odyssey and the Iliad back to life for today's readers. In Homeric Moments, she brilliantly conveys the unique delights of Homer's epics as she focuses on the crucial scenes, or moments, that mark the high points of the narratives: Penelope and Odysseus, faithful wife and returning husband, sit face to face at their own hearth for the first time in twenty years; young Telemachus, with his father Odysseus at his side, boldly confronts the angry suitors; Achilles gives way to boundless grief at the death of his friend Patroclus. Eva Brann demonstrates a way of reading Homer's poems that yields up their hidden treasures. With an alert eye for Homer's extraordinary visual effects and a keen ear for the musicality of his language, she helps the reader see the flickering campfires of the Greeks and hear the roar of the surf and the singing of nymphs. In Homeric Moments, Brann takes readers beneath the captivating surface of the poems to explore the inner connections and layers of meaning that have made the epics "the marvel of the ages." "Written with wit and clarity, this book will be of value to those reading the Odyssey and the Iliad for the first time and to those teaching it to beginners."—Library Journal "Homeric Moments is a feast for the mind and the imagination, laid out in clear and delicious prose. With Brann, old friends of Homer and new acquaintances alike will rejoice in the beauty, and above all the humanity, of the epics." —Jacob Howland, University of Tulsa, Author of The Paradox of Political Philosophy "In Homeric Moments, Eva Brann lovingly leads us, as she has surely led countless students, through the gallery of delights that is Homer's poetry. Brann's enthusiasm is as infectious as her deep familiarity with the works is illuminating."—Rachel Hadas "Brann invites us to enter a conversation [about Homer] in which information and formal arguments jostle with appreciations and frank conjectures and surmises to increase our pleasure and deepen the inward dimension of our humanity."—Richard Freis, Millsaps College "For anyone eager to experience the profundity and charm of Homer's great epic poems, Eva Brann's book will serve as a passionate and engaging guide. Brann displays a deep sensitivity to the cadence and flow of Homeric poetry, and the kind of knowing intimacy with its characters that comes from years of teaching and contemplation. Her relaxed but informative approach succeeds in conveying the grandeur of the great Homeric heroes, while making them continually resonate for our own lives. Brann helps us see that this poetry has an urgency for our own era as much as it did for a distant past."—Ralph M. Rosen, University of Pennsylvania, Author of Old Comedy and The Iambographic Tradition "The most enjoyable books about Homer are always written by those who have read and taught him the most. Eva Brann's collection of astute observations, unusual asides, and visual snapshots of the Iliad and the Odyssey reveals a lifelong friendship with the poet, and is as pleasurable as it is informative. Homeric Moments is rare erudition without pedantry, in a tone marked by good sense without levity."—Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Other Greeks and co-author of Who Killed Homer?
Categories: Philosophy

Homer s The Iliad and The Odyssey

Homer s The Iliad and The Odyssey

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 ...

Author: Alberto Manguel

Publisher: Atlantic Books Ltd

ISBN: 9781782391395

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 353

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

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

View: 894

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
Categories: Poetry

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus. This title retells these classic Greek stories with a cartoon style, aiming to make them accessible and fun for young children.

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1406303488

Category: Greek mythology

Page: 40

View: 778

The Iliad tells the story of the war between Greeks and Trojans; the love between Helena and Paris; and the Trojan Horse. The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus. This title retells these classic Greek stories with a cartoon style, aiming to make them accessible and fun for young children.
Categories: Greek mythology

Aeneid Odyssey Iliad

Aeneid   Odyssey   Iliad

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.

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0147505607

Category: Fiction

Page:

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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.
Categories: Fiction

The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey

Homer's epic poems in a more readable format for today's enthusiasts! The Iliad - the tale of the Trojan War, up to the death of Hector, which all realized spelled the end of the Trojan's chances of winning.

Author: Homer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1518763863

Category:

Page: 408

View: 361

Homer's epic poems in a more readable format for today's enthusiasts! The Iliad - the tale of the Trojan War, up to the death of Hector, which all realized spelled the end of the Trojan's chances of winning. It was a war the gods just couldn't keep their hands out of! The Odyssey - following Odysseus' epic voyage home after the end of the Trojan War! He faces many of the terrible threats of the old world, as Cyclops, sirens and more try to end his voyage early! If you haven't read it yet, you're missing one of the most influential writings of all times!
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Homer

Homer

Author: Richard Claverhouse Jebb

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015004059823

Category:

Page: 202

View: 647

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Iliad Odyssey

Iliad   Odyssey

Whether you've read Homer's original stories or you've only enjoyed their modern-day descendants, you'll love this Canterbury Classics edition of Iliad & Odyssey.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Canterbury Classics

ISBN: 1607102129

Category: Poetry

Page: 656

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No home library is complete without the classics! Iliad & Odyssey brings together the two essential Greek epics from the poet Homer in an elegant, leather-bound, omnibus edition-a keepsake to be read and treasured. The Iliad and The Odyssey are two of the oldest works of western literature--yet these ancient myths still offer powerful lessons for our times. From the fascinating fall of Troy to Odysseus' perilous journey home, from the gods and goddesses to the Sirens and the suitors, the events and characters of these epic tales captivate us, teach us, and inspire us. Their influence can be seen far and wide, from James Joyce's Ulysses to the movie sensation Troy, starring Brad Pitt. Whether you've read Homer's original stories or you've only enjoyed their modern-day descendants, you'll love this Canterbury Classics edition of Iliad & Odyssey. The perfect book to complete any bookshelf, Iliad & Odyssey features an eye-catching leather-bound cover with gold foil stamping, as well as fine ivory paper with gilded edges. You'll be moved by these magical works, and then delight in displaying this beautiful book in your home. A classic keepsake for fans of Greek mythology, as well as all great literature, Iliad & Odyssey is the perfect addition to any library.
Categories: Poetry

The Iliad

The Iliad

A new translation of Homer's ancient masterpiece endeavors to instill the poetic nature of its original language while retaining accuracy, readability, and character vibrancy.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439163375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 466

View: 257

A new translation of Homer's ancient masterpiece endeavors to instill the poetic nature of its original language while retaining accuracy, readability, and character vibrancy.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Troy

Troy

This book sets off to explore this fascinating universe, giving the keys to understanding it, untangling the myths, the famous characters and their trials and tribulations.

Author: Paul Demont

Publisher: Hachette Ill

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119802523

Category: History

Page: 255

View: 381

Homer's famous epics, the Iliad and the Odyssey, tell of the Trojan war fought by the Greeks and the Trojans, then the long journey undertaken by Ulysses to try to get back to his island of Ithaca, where Penelope patiently awaited. This book sets off to explore this fascinating universe, giving the keys to understanding it, untangling the myths, the famous characters and their trials and tribulations. Based on the actual text written by Homer, it recounts the adventures of Achilles and Ulysses. A journey described in beautiful images and illustrations, as the iconography generated by these two narratives has influenced culture throughout the ages and across the continents.
Categories: History

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

View: 737

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
Categories: Fiction

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

The Odyssey rivals the Iliad as the greatest poem of Western culture and is perhaps the most influential text of classical literature.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1454922435

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 80

View: 726

Strikingly beautiful illustrations and simplified text bring Homer's epic tale to life for a new generation of readers. After winning the Trojan War, the great hero Odysseus embarks on a journey back home to Ithaca. But the gods force him to face trial after trial, from a one-eyed Cyclops to the enchanting songs of the Sirens, delaying his return for years. Meanwhile, his wife, Penelope, and son, Telemachus, try to prevent Penelope's power-hungry suitors from taking over Ithaca.
Categories: Juvenile Fiction