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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0191646504
  • 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 Making of the Odyssey

The Making of the Odyssey

  • Author: M. L. West
  • Publisher: OUP Oxford
  • ISBN: 0191028150
  • Category: History
  • Page: 368
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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.

Homer: Odyssey XIII and XIV

Homer: Odyssey XIII and XIV

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • ISBN: 0521763541
  • Category: History
  • Page: 272
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New edition of the Greek text suitable for upper-level students, with full attention to literary-critical and linguistic matters.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Poetry
  • Page: 416
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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 Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope,...

The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope,...

  • Author: Homère
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
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The Odyssey - Literary Touchstone Edition

The Odyssey - Literary Touchstone Edition

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher: Prestwick House Inc
  • ISBN: 1580493890
  • Category: Epic poetry, Greek
  • Page: 278
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader's notes to help the modern reader contend with the Odyssey's vocabulary and references to Greek mythology.The epic tale of Odysseus? ten-year journey after the defeat of Troy is, at once, a thrilling adventure story, a passionate love story, and a fantasy rooted in ancient history. It is also the cornerstone on which much of Western literature and thought is based. Three thousand years after ancient bards plucked their lyres and sang the adventures of gods and heroes, we still see much of ourselves in the tales of Odysseus and his men as they battle natural and supernatural forces'and their own human nature'to find their way home.

Homer and the Odyssey

Homer and the Odyssey

  • Author: Suzanne Saïd,Ruth Webb
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 0199542848
  • 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.

The Last Scenes of the Odyssey

The Last Scenes of the Odyssey

  • Author: Dorothea Wender
  • Publisher: BRILL
  • ISBN: 9789004057104
  • Category: Epic poetry, Greek
  • Page: 83
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The Suitors in the Odyssey

The Suitors in the Odyssey

The Clash Between Homer and Archilochus

  • 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.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

  • Author: Homer
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category:
  • Page: 136
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