The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 448

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'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.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

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The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 348

View: 930

The Samuel Butler translation of "The Odyssey" by Homer.

The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 416

View: 352

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 Making of the Odyssey

Author: Martin Litchfield West

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

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Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 315

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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.

Homer: Odyssey XIII and XIV

Author: Homer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 501

New edition of the Greek text suitable for upper-level students, with full attention to literary-critical and linguistic matters.

Homer and the Odyssey

Author: Suzanne Saïd

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 420

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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.

Homer's The Odyssey

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN:

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.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Poetry

Page: 541

View: 728

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

Author: Pauline Francis

Publisher: Evans Brothers

ISBN:

Category: Adventure stories

Page: 48

View: 836

Retells the classic Greek epic about Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War.