The Odyssey

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.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Collector's Library

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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.

The Odyssey

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

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780140268867

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


The Odyssey of Homer

Thus Poseidon 'does not indeed slay Odysseus, for blinding the Cyclops, his son,
but drives him wandering.' No Greek poet of the heroic age could have ended the
Odyssey without reconciling Odysseus and the kin of the wooers. It required ...

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The Odyssey Rendered Into English Verse

... with no escape , 205 That he might fall beneath the hands and spear Of young
Telemachus ; and on the chair From which he had arisen , he sat down . Then
blue - eyed Pallas wrought upon the mind Of 172 Book XVIII . THE ODYSSEY .

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The Making of the Odyssey

'The Making of the Odyssey' is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey, which places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the 'Iliad' and other poetry of the time.

Author: Martin Litchfield West

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0198718365

Category: Literary Criticism

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'The Making of the Odyssey' is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey, which places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the 'Iliad' and other poetry of the time.


The Odyssey

The Odyssey ( says he ) is an instance , how natural it is to a great genias , 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 , &
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Homer The Odyssey

fill the first place in the Iliad , but we are quite prepared to find him the hero of a
story of travel and adventure like the Odyssey , in which the grand figure of
Achilles would be entirely out of place . The Odyssey has been pronounced , by a
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Author: William Lucas Collins

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Homer an Introduction to the Iliad and the Odyssey

But Miad the language of the Odyssey has certain traits of its own , which indicate
that , as a whole , it is later than that of the Odyssey . Iliad . It is not safe to lay
much stress on mere differences of vocabulary in the two poems . The Iliad deals
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The Odyssey of Hommer

In executing my sk , I have cer nly missed in the Odyssey the fire and vehemence
of which I was so often sensible in the Iliad , and the effect of which naturally was
to kindle the mind of the translator . I hope that the version which I have made ...

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On the Trapanese Origin of the Odyssey

I can hardly doubt , however , that we have here a fourth local tradition handed
down from the time of the Odyssey . I concluded then that the writer of the
Odyssey used the baia di S . Cusumano twice over , as being very familiar with
the spot ...

Author: Samuel Butler

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The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

Outside Ithaca, Odysseus' kleos for his feats at Troy abounds, as it will for his
killing the suitors."But this slaughter is the very action that will be eradicated from
memory on Ithaca. While his kleos for these actions will continue to be
proclaimed ...

Author: Alexander C. Loney

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190909676

Category: Literary Criticism

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This book is the first in-depth examination of revenge in the Odyssey. The principal revenge plot of the Odyssey --Odysseus' surprise return to Ithaca after twenty away and his vengeance on Penelope's suitors -- is the act for which he is most celebrated. This story forms the backbone of the Odyssey. But is Odysseus' triumph over the suitors as univocally celebratory as is often assumed? Does the poem contain and even suggest other, darker interpretations of Odysseus' greatest achievement? This book offers a careful analysis of several other revenge plots in the Odyssey -- those of Orestes, Poseidon, Zeus, and the suitors' relatives. It shows how these revenge stories color one another with allusions (explicit and implicit) that connect them and invite audiences to interpret them in light of one another. These stories -- especially Odysseus' revenge upon the suitors -- inevitably turn out to have multiple meanings. One plot of revenge slips into another as the offender in one story becomes a victim to be avenged in the next. As a result, Odysseus turns out to be a much more ambivalent hero than has been commonly accepted. And in the Odyssey's portrayal, revenge is an unstable foundation for a community. Revenge also ends up being a tenuous narrative structure for an epic poem, as a natural end to cycles of vengeance proves elusive. This book offers a radical new reading of the seemingly happy ending of the poem.

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 ...

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The Odyssey tr by Pope

Homerus. PUBLISHERS NOTE . TN a note prefixed to their edition of the “ Iliad , ”
the pub1 lishers stated that they made no alterations on the text . They have
observed the same rule with that of the “ Odyssey . " In revising the punctuation ,
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The Odyssey of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope Esq

He muft be an unobserving reader , who has not taken notice of that vein of
humanity that runs through the whole Odyssey ; and a bad man , that has not
been pleased with it . In my opinion , Eumæus tending his herds is more amiable
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The Odyssey of Homer Books V VIII

Odysseus come : “ Rise , stranger , take thy rest , Thy bed is ready . ” So they said
, and rest To him was very welcome . So there slept Godlike Odysseus , much
enduring man , On inlaid couch beneath the echoing porch . And in his lofty ...

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The Odyssey ed with references c by H Hayman

suggests the Odyssey , and is confirmed by a Latin fragment . Lxxvii The pelting
the ship with rocks could not well be managed on the stage ; the drama therefore
closes with a threat of the Cyclops to do so . The epithet daoúucddos , of a sheep
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