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: 0141965509

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

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'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

The Odyssey of the Amazons 2017 5

Author: Kevin Grevioux

Publisher: DC Comics

ISBN:

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 22

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The Amazons return from Valhalla, more powerful than ever. They are going to need every ounce of their strength as the Storm Giants face off against the fire demons of Surtr, lord of Muspell, in a battle that could bring about the arrival of Ragnarok and the end of the world. Hessia battles the Queen of the Storm Giants and learns, to her horror, the real reason why her Amazon sisters were kidnapped.

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: 0553897772

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.

CliffsNotes on Homer s The Odyssey

The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure.

Author: Stanley P Baldwin

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544183002

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 112

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage. This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

The Odyssey

It is the story of the return of Odysseus from the siege of Troy to his home in Ithaca, and of the vengeance he takes on the suitors of his wife Penelope.

Author: Homer

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 0191605441

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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This prose translation of the Odyssey is so successful that it has taken its place as one of the few really outstanding versions of Homer's famous epic poem. It is the story of the return of Odysseus from the siege of Troy to his home in Ithaca, and of the vengeance he takes on the suitors of his wife Penelope. Odysseus's account of his adventures since leaving Troy includes his encounter with the enchantress Circe, his visit to the Underworld, and the lure of the Sirens. ABOUT THE SERIES: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the widest range of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, helpful notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.

The Odyssey

"This is a translation of the epic Greek poem by Homer.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520293630

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 522

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"This is a translation of the epic Greek poem by Homer."--Provided by publisher.

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: 9781840221176

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.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey The Tradition , the Singer , the Performance Thomas R. Walsh and
Rodney Merrill READING THE ODYSSEY The city of Troy fell over three
thousand years ago , at the end of the second millennium before our era . Yet the
story of ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 9780472088546

Category: History

Page: 421

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Translated into dactylic hexameter, this edition of the Odyssey recaptures the oral-formulaic experience as never before

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: 1589882806

Category: Philosophy

Page: 326

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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?

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 ...

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Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602068267

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.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey has been pronounced , by a high classical authority , to be
emphatically a lady's book . 6. The Iliad , ” says the great Bentley , " Homer made
for men , and the Odyssey for the other sex . ” This opinion somewhat contradicts
the ...

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The Odyssey of Homer

No Greek poet of the heroic age could have ended the Odyssey without
reconciling Odysseus and the kin of the wooers. It required the gods' interference
to abate the feud in this notable case. This is worth remembering when the
authority of ...

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Reading the Odyssey

Constituting a substantial contribution to the elaboration of the parameters of the professional identity of the human rights field officer, this book comprises what may be considered the second and final of two volumes on the topic of ...

Author: Seth L. Schein

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691044392

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 278

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Constituting a substantial contribution to the elaboration of the parameters of the professional identity of the human rights field officer, this book comprises what may be considered the second and final of two volumes on the topic of human rights field work. The first volume, The Human Rights Field Operation, comprised a wide-ranging survey and critique of the historical development of human rights field work and its current situation. This second volume builds on this material to construct normative and prescriptive frameworks for field work. There is a shift from critical analysis to the construction and justification of professional guidance, and the focus moves from the general situation of the work of organizations to the specific responsibilities of the individual human rights officer. This approach allows the book to concentrate on issues of professionalism, therefore having relevance beyond the confines of the United Nations or any other specific organization. The applied approach of many of the chapters expands the analysis in the case studies section of the first volume, allowing for a more up to date and global review of practice. This volume draws in part from the proceedings and outputs of a major international and inter-institutional research project on the topic of the professionalization of human rights field work that was implemented during 2004 to 2008. No such effort has been undertaken before with regard to the work of the individual human rights field officer. As such, this book is unique in its scope and ambition and will make a significant contribution to the construction of a new profession.

Homer The Odyssey a summary Repr

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 . But , meanwhile , Mr
Worsley ...

Author: William Lucas Collins

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The Odyssey

1947- The Odyssey : an epic of return / William G. Thalmann. p. cm. — (Twayne's
masterwork studies ; 100) Includes bibliographical references and index. ISBN 0-
8057-9424-7 — ISBN 0-8057-8564-7 (pbk.) 1. Homer. Odyssey. 2. Epic poetry ...

Author: William G. Thalmann

Publisher: Macmillan Reference USA

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 153

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Homer's two great epic poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, stand as cornerstones not only of Western literature but also of Western thought and culture, for although readers of two millennia have imitated or opposed these works' paradigm of character and action, few have ignored it. Where the Iliad strikes a heavy tone of tragic grandeur, the Odyssey evokes an atmosphere of adventure and fate. The latter work's key figure, Odysseus the restless wanderer, pervades our language and our thinking: his self-defining journey of experience and maturation has remained one of the world's most explored subjects of artistic expression. In his cogent reading of the Odyssey William G. Thalmann argues that, like its hero, the text is impossible to reduce to a single summary or set of oppositions. As presented in Homer's narrative, the polarities of nature versus civilization, war versus peace, action versus word, and force versus metis (intelligence) are fraught with ambiguity. Thalmann singles out in particular the precarious nature of metis, which imbues Odysseus with constructive intelligence but also a dangerous duplicity. Similarly, Thalmann contends that in all his travels Odysseus both inflicts pain and himself suffers after having saved his own life via his cleverness. Aside from its explorations of human character, however, the poem quite simply tells a wonderful story. Odysseus's myriad adventures during his 10-year struggle to get home to Ithaka have the powerful appeal of folktale and fairy tale: the poem's narrative, Thalmann asserts, offers the pleasure of desiring an end that is delayed by obstacles in the outer world and the necessity for intrigues on Ithaka, with the simultaneous assurance that the end will come, and that it will be a happy one. Thalmann perceptively identifies traces of class and gender inquiry in Homer's epic. The poem seems to open up questions about the upholding of a system by which those at the top of society are maintained by the labor of those below, Thalmann maintains; in due course, however, these questions are closed off with the ideal solution of the return of the righteous king, promising prosperity for all. Additionally, Thalmann detects in Penelope an independence and importance rarely accorded women in Greek literature or Greek life; her like-mindedness with Odysseus is emphasized and their marriage characterized as a collaboration between them. What makes Homer's text so relevant to our times, Thalmann concludes, is its suffusion with contradiction and elusiveness. Odysseus, after all, is a hero with a constantly deferred future, and the poem's ending preserves the tension between his two conflicting sides, for when peace is at hand our hero, overcome with battle fury, assaults the relatives of his enemies. Ultimately, Thalmann finds that, happy ending notwithstanding, Homer's masterpiece depicts man's complex and often insidious relationship with the world - a world wherein that which passes for truth seems like fantasy, and lies contain no monsters or miracles but are indistinguishable from the reality of experience.

The Odyssey of Homer

... and into the house they went, And came unto Odysseus, and done was the
work of the day. Then unto the nurse beloved, Euryclea, did he say : 480 " Bring
brimstone, the cure of evil, goodwife, bring fire 4H THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER.

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Reality and Allegory in the Odyssey

Iliad and Odyssey ) " before 700 B . C . . . . " . Wade Gery in The Poet of the Iliad ,
p . 62 , says that he agrees with Rhys Carpenter that the knowledge of Egypt
shown in the Odyssey is 7th . century knowledge ; and that the invasions of Asia ...

Author: Lewis Greville Pocock

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Mediterranean Region

Page: 200

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The Odyssey of Homer

TRANSLATOR ' S NOTE The twenty - eighth English rendering of the Odyssey
can hardly be a literary event , especially when it aims to be essentially a
straightforward translation . Wherever choice offered between a poor and a rich
word ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195006766

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 327

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A modern prose version of the classical epic relating the wanderings and homecoming of a Greek warrior and hero