The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

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ISBN: HARVARD:HX5PXX

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

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Categories: Epic poetry, Greek

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

and Achilles, and later, at Odysseus' request, of the wooden horse that brought
about Troy's fall. Phemius in the palace at Ithaca sings of the return of the
Achaeans from Troy and the disasters inflicted on them by Athena, and when
Penelope ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101221846

Category: Poetry

Page: 560

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The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles A Penguin Classic Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. 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.
Categories: Poetry

Reading the Odyssey

Reading the Odyssey

Kleos and Its Ironies in the Odyssey CHARLES SEGAL For Gabriel Germain , in
memoriam HEROIC GLORY , kleos , occupies a central place not only in Greek
epic , but in the entire Indo - European epic tradition . In the Iliad a warrior ' s
kleos ...

Author: Seth L. Schein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691044392

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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This wide-ranging collection makes available to specialists and nonspecialists alike important critical work on the Odyssey produced during the last half century. The ten essays address five major concerns: the poem's programmatic representation of social and religious institutions and values; its transformation of folktales and traditional stories into epic adventures; its representation of gender roles and, in particular, of Penelope; its narrative strategies and form; and its relation to the Iliad, especially to that epic's distinctive conception of heroism. In the introduction, Seth L. Schein describes the poetic background to the work and suggests a variety of interpretive approaches, some of which are developed in the essays that follow. These essays include previously published work by Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Pietro Pucci, and Charles P. Segal. There also are a new essay by Laura M. Slatkin, two revised and expanded ones by Nancy Felson-Rubin and Michael N. Nagler, and three appearing in English for the first time by Uvo Hlscher, Karl Reinhardt, and Vernant. The result is a collection that juxtaposes older, often hard-to-find articles with significant newer pieces in a way that allows for a fruitful dialogue among them.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Story of the Odyssey

The Story of the Odyssey

APPENDIX The Odyssey as the Conclusion to the Story of the Heroes at Troy
Homer Designed the Odyssey as the conclusion to the story of the heroes at Troy.
Whether or not this is the same Homer as the one who composed the Iliad, and I
 ...

Author: Stephen V. Tracy

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691014949

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 160

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Here Stephen Tracy offers a vivid, fast-paced narrative that serves as a reading guide to Homer's monumental epic. He not only provides translations of key passages and traces the evolution of major themes in the Odyssey, but also helps new readers to understand the artistry of one of the best tales ever told. Aimed at advanced readers as well, this book stresses an appreciation of how Homer has ordered his narrative, covering such topics as character interaction, family relationships, elements of poetic language, and the symbolic treatment of death, rebirth, growth, and knowledge. Given the controversy over the way the Odyssey was composed and handed down, Tracy concentrates on presenting the poem as a highly unified work. His analysis of the narrative structure reveals the epic to be arranged as a series of parallel journeys. The journey, seen here as a symbol of growth and self-knowledge, is among the major themes discussed in detail, along with the importance of women as overseers of life's journeys and the need for the sons of heroes to grow up worthy of their fathers.
Categories: Literary Criticism

Homer s The Odyssey

Homer s The Odyssey

The Odyssey, though a clear sequel to the Iliad, is an immensely different poem
in the experience of all readers. If one author wrote both, then the change from
the Iliad to the Odyssey is as great as the difference between War and Peace and
 ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9780791094259

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 263

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the ancient Greek epic that analyze its structure, characters, plot, and themes.
Categories: Juvenile Nonfiction

Singers Heroes and Gods in the Odyssey

Singers  Heroes  and Gods in the Odyssey

There is a significant inversion of the theme in this repetition , for it was first
Agamemnon who described to Odysseus the " seething ” of his own ( and his
companions ' ) blood ( 11.420 ) ; it is now Odysseus ' vengeful shedding of blood
that is ...

Author: Charles Segal

Publisher: Cornell University Press

ISBN: 0801487269

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 244

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One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new richness to interpretation of this epic, Segal looks closely at key forms of social and personal organization which Odysseus encounters in his voyages. Segal also considers such topics as the relationship between bard and audience, the implications of the Odyssey's self-consciousness about its own poetics, and Homer's treatment of the nature of poetry.
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Understanding the Odyssey

Understanding the Odyssey

A Student Casebook to Issues, Sources, and Historic Documents Claudia Durst
Johnson, Vernon Elso Johnson. 3 The Geography of The Odyssey Even for a
twentieth- or twenty-first-century observer — one of the soldiers in the guerrilla
band ...

Author: Claudia Durst Johnson

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313308810

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 224

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Offers a literary analysis of Homer's "Odyssey" and provides excerpts from classical and scholarly resources to help place the work in its historical context.
Categories: Literary Criticism

The Suitors in the Odyssey

The Suitors in the Odyssey

Foreword Reading the Odyssey against the grain Readers of the Odyssey have
always realized how puzzling are the characterization , the role and the destiny of
the Suitors in that poem . These noble young men are seen constantly enjoying ...

Author: Martin Steinrück

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 143310475X

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 153

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The suitors in the Odyssey strikingly resemble a very specific audience of iambic poets such as Archilochus or Semonides. Justifying these young men's deaths, the Odyssey engages in a polemic intertext with Archilochus' attacks against the threatening epic discourse. This study is concerned with reading both the traces of this often hidden quarrel in the Odyssey and the answers we can find within the iambic texts. Although iambus and epos have been connected in earlier studies, the direct portrait of the iambic audience within the Odyssey has not been examined. This book allows the reader to see these issues in the larger social context.
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Homer The Odyssey

Homer  The Odyssey

Chapter 1 The making of the Odyssey 1 The background to the Odyssey
European literature springs into existence with two great poems , the Iliad and the
Odyssey , traditionally ascribed to the same poet . That , at least , is the way the
Greeks ...

Author: Jasper Griffin

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521539781

Category: Fiction

Page: 103

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This handy guide to The Odyssey will introduce students to a text, which has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years. Readers will be introduced to the world in that the Odyssey was produced, to the text itself and to its origins in oral poetry. This volume gives a summary of the poem and examines its structure. The unity, values and techniques of the poem are clearly outlined, as are the reasons for its longstanding appeal. This guide delves into the diverse world of the story; that of monsters, gods, and enchantresses which interacts with the very different world of the home, marriage and the family. Students will be introduced to the essential themes of loyalty and betrayal, and guided through the narrative of Odysseus' adventures, which also illustrate the workings of the world and the justice of heaven. Readers will also find a very helpful guide to further reading.
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

The religion of Homer is of a very early type, which will be tufficieatly evident to
the careful reader of the Odyssey. There is less direct intervention of the gods in
the affairs of men in the Odyssey than in the [Had, but there is more indirect ...

Author:

Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 9781602068261

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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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.
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The Odyssey of Political Theory

The Odyssey of Political Theory

Odyssey. as. Political. Theory. Ithaca gave you the splendid journey. Without her
you would not have set out. She hasn't anything else to give you. And if you find
her poor, Ithaca has not deceived you. So wise have you become, of such ...

Author: Patrick J. Deneen

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0847696235

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

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This important book offers readers original insights into The Odyssey, and it provides a new understanding of the classic works of Plato, Rousseau, Vico, Horkheimer, and Adorno.
Categories: Political Science

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

... with genial joy to warm the soul , Bright Helen mixt a care - composing bowl :
That juice oblivious every ill could swage , And cool the bosom of tumultuous
rage . Charm ' d with that virtuous draught , th ' 206 HOMER ' s ODYSSEY . BOOK
IV ...

Author: Homerus

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ISBN: BSB:BSB10233200

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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

HAROLD BLOOM Though an epic, the Odyssey has many attributes of the literary
genre called the “romance,” a marvelous story more inclined to fantasy than to
realistic representation. Homer turns in the Odyssey to what might be defined as
 ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438114699

Category: Electronic books

Page: 176

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Discusses the characters, plot and writing of the Odyssey by Homer. Includes critical essays on the poem and a brief biography of the author.
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A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey

Appendix A . It begins the account of Odysseus ' meeting with Eumaeus , which
will be continued in Book 15 . The plot function of this stay was indicated by
Athena in 13 . 411 - 13 : Odysseus is to question the swineherd about ' everything
' , i ...

Author: Irene J. F. de Jong

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 0521468442

Category: History

Page: 627

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This 2001 book features a new type of commentary on Homer's Odyssey which concentrates on the text's narrative art.
Categories: History

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 9780553897777

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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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. From the Paperback edition.
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The Last Scenes of the Odyssey

The Last Scenes of the Odyssey

Because the father - son relationship is the most important bond in the Odyssey ;
Odysseus ' supreme success , to Homer , consists more in his possession of a
good son , and secondarily of a good wife , than in his own heroism . The less ...

Author: Dorothea Wender

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004057102

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 83

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The Odyssey of Jeremy Jack

The Odyssey of Jeremy Jack

A little garlic salt is the secret , but enough of that — let ' s get on with this play
about my friend there , Jeremy Jack , and an odyssey he makes — from which ,
before you leave , he will get back . I am Louis Lizard , Lou to all of you , and my ...

Author: Mark Howard Medoff

Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc

ISBN: 0822208350

Category: Drama

Page: 39

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THE STORY: Jeremy Jack, a turtle, is dissatisfied with his lot in life and has decided that his only hope is to rid himself of his shell. With the help of his friend Lou (a lizard), he begins an odyssey that leads him from Miles, Niles and Giles (t
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Homer The Odyssey a summary Repr

Homer  The Odyssey  a summary   Repr

William Lucas Collins. THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER . TRANSLATED INTO
ENGLISH VERSE IN THE SPENSERIAN STANZA . BY PHILIP STANHOPE
WORSLEY , M . A . Third Edition , 2 vols . fcap . 8vo , 12s . OPINIONS OF THE
PRESS .

Author: William Lucas Collins

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ISBN: OXFORD:590249025

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The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

The " HEREWITH the wily Odysseus shed his rags , grasped the bow with its
filled quiver and made one leap to the doorsill , where he tumbled out the swift
shafts at his feet before calling in a great voice to the suitors , " At last , at last the
 ...

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Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers

ISBN: 0819620122

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The Art of the Odyssey

The Art of the Odyssey

Book XIII of the Odyssey describes the return of Odysseus to Ithaca; Book XVII
describes his return, in disguise, to his palace, and the subsequent books
describe the events leading to his return to his wife, his marriage bed, and his
royal ...

Author: Howard W. Clarke

Publisher: Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers

ISBN: 0865162360

Category: Poetry

Page: 120

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This is a literary explication aimed at helping the first-time reader more fully to appreciate and understand the Odyssey. The book includes a chronology, extensive notes, and suggestions for further reading.
Categories: Poetry