The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher:
ISBN: 1414217137
Release Date: 2004-11
Genre: Fiction

Often called the "second work of Western literature" (Homer's Iliad, written earlier, being the first), The Odyssey is not only a rousing adventure drama, but also a profound meditation on courage, loyalty, family, fate, and undying love. Over three thousand years old, it was the first story to delineate carefully and exhaustively a single character arc--a narrative structure that serves as the foundation and heart of the modern novel. Robert Squillace's revision of George Herbert Palmer's classic prose translation captures the drama and vitality of the adventure, while remaining true to the original Homeric language.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher:
ISBN: IND:30000122453263
Release Date: 1953
Genre: Greek poetry


The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Whitaker, Richard
Publisher: African Sun Press
ISBN: 9781874915287
Release Date: 2017-10-02
Genre: Fiction

The Odyssey, Homer’s great epic, tells the tale of the Greek hero, Odysseus, Chief of Ithaka, one of the most versatile and fascinating characters in literature. Odysseus returns to his wife and son in Ithaka after the fall of Troy, and avenges himself on enemy suitors who have invaded his homestead. His journey back takes him ten years, in which time he encounters cannibal monsters, mysterious divine beings and amorous goddesses. This new translation, with its generous African texturing, will delight lovers of poetry and students of the Classics alike.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Sovereign via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9781910343364
Release Date: 2014-06-15
Genre: Fiction

The Greek hero Odysseus, also known as Ulysses in Roman myths is returning home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage. The Odyssey is one of the major ancient Greek epic poems, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Aegitas
ISBN: 9781773137933
Release Date: 2017-04-20
Genre: Poetry

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature; the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.

Why Homer Matters

Author: Adam Nicolson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company
ISBN: 9781627791809
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: History

"Adam Nicolson writes popular books as popular books used to be, a breeze rather than a scholarly sweat, but humanely erudite, elegantly written, passionately felt...and his excitement is contagious."—James Wood, The New Yorker Adam Nicolson sees the Iliad and the Odyssey as the foundation myths of Greek—and our—consciousness, collapsing the passage of 4,000 years and making the distant past of the Mediterranean world as immediate to us as the events of our own time. Why Homer Matters is a magical journey of discovery across wide stretches of the past, sewn together by the poems themselves and their metaphors of life and trouble. Homer's poems occupy, as Adam Nicolson writes "a third space" in the way we relate to the past: not as memory, which lasts no more than three generations, nor as the objective accounts of history, but as epic, invented after memory but before history, poetry which aims "to bind the wounds that time inflicts." The Homeric poems are among the oldest stories we have, drawing on deep roots in the Eurasian steppes beyond the Black Sea, but emerging at a time around 2000 B.C. when the people who would become the Greeks came south and both clashed and fused with the more sophisticated inhabitants of the Eastern Mediterranean. The poems, which ask the eternal questions about the individual and the community, honor and service, love and war, tell us how we became who we are.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0140268863
Release Date: 1997
Genre: Poetry

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: Homer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101221846
Release Date: 1997-11-01
Genre: Poetry

The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, renowned translator Robert Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an edition of The Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. This is an edition to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. From the Hardcover edition.

Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603843701
Release Date: 2000-03-01
Genre: Literary Criticism

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

The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Barbara Leonie Picard
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 0192750755
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Recounts Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War, and the unusual encounters he had with the Sirens, the cyclops Polyphemus, and Circe the enchantress.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher:
ISBN: HARVARD:HNAJPR
Release Date: 1872
Genre: Epic poetry, Greek


The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 9780520966871
Release Date: 2018-03-28
Genre: Literary Criticism

The Odyssey is vividly captured and beautifully paced in this swift and lucid new translation by acclaimed scholar and translator Peter Green. Accompanied by an illuminating introduction, maps, chapter summaries, a glossary, and explanatory notes, this is the ideal translation for both general readers and students to experience The Odyssey in all its glory. Green’s version, with its lyrical mastery and superb command of Greek, offers readers the opportunity to enjoy Homer’s epic tale of survival, temptation, betrayal, and vengeance with all of the verve and pathos of the original oral tradition.