the odyssey

Book Title : The Odyssey
Author : Homer
Publisher : Collector's Library
Release Date : 2011-03-01
Pages : 407
ISBN : 1904633374
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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The Odyssey, translated by T. E. Lawrence, an epic 12,000-line poem composed over 2,700 years ago, is the first adventure story in Western literature. It describes the ten-year wanderings of Odysseus in his quest to return home after the Trojan War. Hounded by the sea-god Poseidon and championed by the goddess Athene, he encounters giants, sorceresses, and sea monsters before finally reaching his beloved Ithaca. There he must endure the taunts of the Suitors to his queen, Penelope, who have taken up residence in his palace. At once enchanting fairy tale and gripping drama, the Odyssey is eminently readable, not least for the rich complexity and magnetism of its hero. An inspiration to writers as diverse as Virgil, Swift, and Joyce, the Odyssey has proved enormously influential and continues to captivate readers of all ages.

Book Title : Homer s The Odyssey
Author : Harold Bloom
Publisher : Infobase Publishing
Release Date : 2007
Pages : 263
ISBN : 9780791094259
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Presents a collection of critical essays on the ancient Greek epic that analyze its structure, characters, plot, and themes.

Book Title : Homer The Odyssey
Author : Jasper Griffin
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2004
Pages : 103
ISBN : 0521539781
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This handy guide will introduce students to a text that has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years.

Book Title : Homer and the Odyssey
Author : Suzanne Saïd
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release Date : 2011-09-22
Pages : 420
ISBN : 9780199542840
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey
Author : Egbert J. Bakker
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2013-04-18
Pages : 191
ISBN : 9780521111201
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat.

Book Title : Reading the Odyssey
Author : Seth L. Schein
Publisher : Princeton University Press
Release Date : 1996
Pages : 278
ISBN : 0691044392
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This wide-ranging collection makes available to specialists and nonspecialists alike important critical work on the Odyssey produced during the last half century. The ten essays address five major concerns: the poem's programmatic representation of social and religious institutions and values; its transformation of folktales and traditional stories into epic adventures; its representation of gender roles and, in particular, of Penelope; its narrative strategies and form; and its relation to the Iliad, especially to that epic's distinctive conception of heroism. In the introduction, Seth L. Schein describes the poetic background to the work and suggests a variety of interpretive approaches, some of which are developed in the essays that follow. These essays include previously published work by Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Pietro Pucci, and Charles P. Segal. There also are a new essay by Laura M. Slatkin, two revised and expanded ones by Nancy Felson-Rubin and Michael N. Nagler, and three appearing in English for the first time by Uvo Hlscher, Karl Reinhardt, and Vernant. The result is a collection that juxtaposes older, often hard-to-find articles with significant newer pieces in a way that allows for a fruitful dialogue among them.

Book Title : The Art of the Odyssey
Author : Howard W. Clarke
Publisher : Bolchazy-Carducci Publishers
Release Date : 1967-01-01
Pages : 120
ISBN : 0865162360
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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This is a literary explication aimed at helping the first-time reader more fully to appreciate and understand the Odyssey. The book includes a chronology, extensive notes, and suggestions for further reading.

Book Title : The Making of the Odyssey
Author : Martin Litchfield West
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release Date : 2014
Pages : 315
ISBN : 9780198718369
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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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.

Book Title : The Odyssey
Author : Pauline Francis
Publisher : Evans Brothers
Release Date : 2008
Pages : 48
ISBN : 9780237534431
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Retells the classic Greek epic about Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War.

Book Title : A Narratological Commentary on the Odyssey
Author : Irene J. F. de Jong
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release Date : 2001-11-22
Pages : 627
ISBN : 0521468442
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
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Whereas traditional commentaries tend to be comprehensive and micro-textual, this narratological commentary, first published in 2001, focuses on one aspect of the Odyssey, its narrativity, and pays lavish attention to the meso- and macro-levels. Drawing on the concepts of modern narratology as well as the insights of Homeric scholarship, it discusses the role of narrator and narratees, methods of characterization and description, plot-development, focalization, and the narrative exploitation of type-scenes. Full attention is also given to the structure, characterizing function, and relation to the narrative context of the abundantly present speeches. Finally, the numerous themes and motifs, which so subtly contribute to the unity of this long text, are traced and evaluated. Although Homer's brilliant narrative art has always been admired, this commentary aims to lay bare the techniques responsible for this brilliance. All Greek is translated and all technical terms explained in a glossary.