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

This Enriched Classic Edition Includes: * A concise introduction that gives readers important background information *A timeline of significant events that provides the book's historical context *An outline of key themes and plot points to ...

Author: Homer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416500367

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago.

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: 9780691044392

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.

The Odyssey

Book 11 Odysseus describes his visit to Hades ' domain , where he talked to
Teirésias , to his mother , and to famous women and heroes of old . Book 12
Odysseus tells how they returned to Circè , then encountered the Sirens ,
Charybdis ...

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

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.

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: Poetry

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

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


Category: Poetry

Page: 541

View: 777

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

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: 9780691014944

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.

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: 0791094251

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.

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: 9780801487262

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.

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: 9780313308819

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.

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: 9781433104756

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.

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: 9780521539784

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.

The Odyssey

66 The 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 ...

Author: Homer




Page: 136

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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 ...


Publisher: Cosimo, Inc.

ISBN: 1602068267

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

View: 422

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 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: 9780847696239

Category: Political Science

Page: 274

View: 129

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.

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




Page: 269

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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: 1438114699

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.

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: 9780521468442

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.

The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: Bantam Classics

ISBN: 0553897772

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

View: 611

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.