The Odyssey

The Odyssey

'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 ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 9780141965505

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

View: 451

'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
Categories: Poetry

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: 0670821624

Category: Poetry

Page: 541

View: 558

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

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

In this new verse translation, Allen Mandelbaum--celebrated poet and translator of Virgil's Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy --realizes the power and beauty of the original Greek verse and demonstrates why the epic tale of The Odyssey has ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553897777

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 672

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, Penelope. Favorite of the gods, Odysseus embodies the energy, intellect, and resourcefulness that were of highest value to the ancients and that remain ideals in out time. In this new verse translation, Allen Mandelbaum--celebrated poet and translator of Virgil's Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy --realizes the power and beauty of the original Greek verse and demonstrates why the epic tale of The Odyssey has captured the human imagination for nearly three thousand years.
Categories: Fiction

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

View: 608

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 Odyssey

The Odyssey

The Name Odyssey The Odyssey is named from the Greek form of the name of its hero, Odysseus, just as the Iliad is named from Ilios, the Greek name for the city of Troy, These two poems, written in hexameter verse, stand at the beginning ...

Author:

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602068261

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 143

For a work that is a foundational text not merely of modern literature but of all of Western civilization, it's surprising how little is known of its origins. The epic adventure The Odyssey was originally told in oral form and may have been written down for the first time in the 8th century BC. We attribute the work to the Greek poet Homer, but little is known about him, or if, indeed, the author was but a single person. What is certain, though, is that The Odyssey is absolutely required reading for anyone who wishes to be considered truly educated and literate even today, nearly three thousand years after it was first written. This replica of 1911 edition presents the 1851 translation by THEODORE ALOIS BUCKLEY (1825-1856), a highly readable rendition of the nine-year journey of the solider Odysseus as he returns home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. It's a compelling translation that makes plain how strikingly modern Homer's writing was, with its nonlinear plot fleshed out by flashbacks and driven as much by the actions of ordinary mortals-even women and slaves!-as it is by men of heroic stature and the gods themselves. As entertaining as it is edifying, this is one of humanity's grandest literary achievements.
Categories: Fiction

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

... and on him Athênè shed a grace unspeakable : And all the people as he came along Gazed wondering on him . To his father's throne 6 He went and sat , and the elders all 20 II THE ODYSSEY ARGUMENT OF THE SECOND BOOK. B. ...

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: HARVARD:HW2QA5

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 527

View: 910

Categories: Epic poetry, Greek

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Dawe, R. D. The Odyssey: Translation and Analysis. Sussex 1993. Finley, M. I. The World of Odysseus. New York 1954. Garvie, A. F. Homer: Odyssey, Books VI-VIII. Cambridge 1994. Heaney, Seamus. Introduction to The Odyssey, translated by ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451674187

Category: Poetry

Page: 432

View: 488

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.
Categories: Poetry

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

Odysseus, the most heroic of the ancient Greek warriors, journeys home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: UCM:5324200244

Category: Fiction

Page: 327

View: 921

Odysseus, the most heroic of the ancient Greek warriors, journeys home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.
Categories: Fiction

Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer

George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691048918

Category: Poetry

Page: 497

View: 854

George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. --John Keats
Categories: Poetry

Stories From the Odyssey

Stories From the Odyssey

Such was the versatility, and such the many-sided energy, of the Greek as he appears in the Iliad and Odyssey. And as these two poems contain the elements of all subsequent thought and progress in the Greek nation, so in the typical ...

Author: H. L Havell

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 9783752361759

Category: Fiction

Page: 160

View: 983

Reproduction of the original: Stories From the Odyssey by H. L Havell
Categories: Fiction