The Odyssey

Author by : Homer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Description : 'Tell me, Muse, of the man of many turns, who was driven far and wide after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy' Twenty years after setting out to fight in the Trojan War, Odysseus is yet to return home to Ithaca. His household is in disarray: a horde of over 100 disorderly and arrogant suitors are vying to claim Odysseus' wife Penelope, and his young son Telemachus is powerless to stop them. Meanwhile, Odysseus is driven beyond the limits of the known world, encountering countless divine and earthly challenges. But Odysseus is 'of many wiles' and his cunning and bravery eventually lead him home, to reclaim both his family and his kingdom. The Odyssey rivals the Iliad as the greatest poem of Western culture and is perhaps the most influential text of classical literature. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.


Homer S The Odyssey

Author by : Harold Bloom
Languange : en
Publisher by : Infobase Publishing
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Total Read : 42
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Description : Presents a collection of critical essays on the ancient Greek epic that analyze its structure, characters, plot, and themes.


The Odyssey Of Homer Translated By Alexander Pope

Author by : Homère
Languange : en
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The Odyssey

Author by : Homer
Languange : en
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Homer The Odyssey

Author by : Jasper Griffin
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Total Read : 63
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Description : This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years.


The Making Of The Odyssey

Author by : M. L. West
Languange : en
Publisher by : OUP Oxford
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Description : The poet of the Odyssey was a seriously flawed genius. He had a wonderfully inventive imagination, a gift for pictorial detail and for introducing naturalistic elements into epic dialogue, and a grand architectural plan for the poem. He was also a slapdash artist, often copying verses from the Iliad or from himself without close attention to their suitability. With various possible ways of telling the story bubbling up in his mind, he creates a narrative marked by constant inconsistency of detail. He is a fluent composer who delights in prolonging his tale with subsidiary episodes, yet his deployment of the epic language is often inept and sometimes simply unintelligible. The Making of the Odyssey is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey. Martin West places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the Iliad and other poetry of the time. He also investigates the traditions that lie behind it: the origins of the figure of Odysseus, and folk tales such as those of the One-eyed Ogre and the Husband's Return.


The Odyssey Of Homer

Author by : Homer
Languange : en
Publisher by : Bobbs-Merrill Company
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Total Read : 68
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Description : This sequel to the "Iliad" narrates the ten years' adventures of Ulysses during his return journey from Troy to his own kingdom, the island of Ithaca.


The Suitors In The Odyssey

Author by : Martin Steinrück
Languange : en
Publisher by : Peter Lang
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Description : 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 And The Odyssey

Author by : Suzanne Saïd
Languange : en
Publisher by : Oxford University Press
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Total Read : 27
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Description : With an introduction to the oral tradition which lay at the source of the Homeric epics and a discussion on the reception of the Homeric poems in Antiquity, this volume explores the mysterious figure of Homer, an author about whom little is known. Ruth Webb's translation is a revised and much expanded version of the original French text.


The Meaning Of Meat And The Structure Of The Odyssey

Author by : Egbert J. Bakker
Languange : en
Publisher by : Cambridge University Press
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Total Read : 24
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Description : A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat.