The Odyssey

In the Odyssey, when Odysseus asks the Phaeacian bard Demodocus to “Sing of
the wooden horse / Epeus built with Athena's help,” the bard “launched out/ in a
fine blaze of song, starting at just the point / where the main Achaean force, ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin

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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.

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 of Homer

That is in the following verses : " Aias, son of Telamon, conducted twelve long
ships 52 from Salamis, and placed them beside the Athenian squadron."53 Lastly
, in the Odyssey, he feigns that Athene, after an interview with Odysseus, goes to
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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 Odyssey of Homer Books V VIII

THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER . BOOK V . Up from her couch by loved Tithonus '
side Rose Eos , to the immortals and to man Dispensing light . And in a conclave
sat The gods , and in their midst high - thundering Zeus , Mightiest of all : to whom
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Translation of the Odyssey of Homer

... is fled ! an easy prey To the fierce storms , or inen more fierce than they : Who ,
in a league of blood associates sworn , Will intercept th ' unwary youth ' s return . ”
1080 1090 “ Courage resume , " the shadowy form THE ODYSSEY , BOOK IV .

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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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The Odyssey of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope

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The Odyssey of Homer Rendered Into English Verse Books I to XII

I HAVE adopted blank verse for the principal portion of this attempt to render into
English the Odyssey of Homer , although there are two objections to that metre .
First , the great difficulty of the metre itself . Second , that even in hands far more ...

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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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The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer

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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.

The Ethics of Revenge and the Meanings of the Odyssey

Odyssey: tisis. as. Narrative. This retribution, which has a geometric rigor, which
punishes automatically the abuse of force, was the leading subject of reflection
by the Greeks. It constitutes the soul of the epic... —SIMO N E W E IL THE ...

Author: Alexander C. Loney

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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 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 Done Into English Prose

And when we find the story among Oghuzians , Esthonians , Basques , and Celts
, it seems natural to suppose that these people did not break a fragment out of the
Odyssey , but that the author of the Odyssey took possession of a legend out of ...

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The Odyssey of Homer Books I XII

Homer. THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER BOOKS I . - XII . Irom the author THE
ODYSSEY OF HOMER TRANSLATED INTO ENGLISH.

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The Odyssey of Homer with the Hymns Epigrams and Battle of the Frogs and Mice

THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER , WITH THE HYMNS , EPIGRAMS , AND BATTLE OF
THE FROGS AND MICE . Literally Translated , WITH EXPLANATORY NOTES ,
BY THEODORE ALOIS BUCKLEY , B. A. OF CHRIST CHURCH . LONDON ...

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The Odyssey of Homer with the Hymns Epigrams and Battle of the Frogs and Mice Literally Translated with Explanatory Notes by T A Buckley

The present translation of the Odyssey has been executed on the same plan as
that of the Iliad , to which it forms the companion - volume . The Hymns and Minor
Poems are now , for the first time , literally translated , completing all that has ...

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