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: Wildside Press LLC
ISBN: 9781434488947
Release Date: 2007-09
Genre: Poetry

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

Homer The Odyssey

Author: Jasper Griffin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 0521539781
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Fiction

This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years.

The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Richmond Lattimore
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 006176020X
Release Date: 2009-03-17
Genre: Fiction

Homer’s great epic The Odyssey—one of Western literature’s most enduring and important works—translated by Richmond Lattimore A classic for the ages, The Odyssey recounts Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War—and the obstacles he faces along the way to reclaim his throne, kingdom, and family in Ithaca. During his absence, his steadfast and clever wife, Penelope, and now teenaged son, Telemachus, have lived under the constant threat of ruthless suitors, all desperate to court Penelope and claim the throne. As the suitors plot Telemachus’ murder, the gods debate Odysseus’ fate. With help from the goddess Athena, the scattered family bides their time as Odysseus battles his way through storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops, the isle of witch-goddess Circe, the deadly Sirens’ song, a trek through the Underworld, and the omnipresent wrath of the scorned god Poseidon. An American poet and classicist, Richmond Lattimore’s translation of The Odyssey is widely considered among the best available in the English language. Lattimore breathes modern life into Homer’s epic, bringing this classic work of heroes, monsters, vengeful gods, treachery, and redemption to life for modern readers.

The Odyssey of Homer Done Into English Verse

Author: William Morris
Publisher: Barton Press
ISBN: 1447465334
Release Date: 2012-10

This early work by William Morris was originally published in 1899 and we are now republishing it with a brand new introductory biography. William Morris was born in London, England in 1834. Arguably best known as a textile designer, he founded a design partnership which deeply influenced the decoration of churches and homes during the early 20th century. However, he is also considered an important Romantic writer and pioneer of the modern fantasy genre, being a direct influence on authors such as J. R. R. Tolkien. As well as fiction, Morris penned poetry and essays. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Release Date: 1872
Genre: Epic poetry, Greek

Homer and the Odyssey

Author: Suzanne Saïd
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199542840
Release Date: 2011-09-22
Genre: History

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 Odyssey XIII and XIV

Author: Homer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521763547
Release Date: 2014-01-09
Genre: History

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