A Guide to the Odyssey: A Commentary on the English Translation of Robert Fitzgerald

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It seems almost impossible for a contemporary reader fully to grasp The Odyssey without an education in classical mythology, archaeology, and geography. But this masterly companion to Homer's epic bridges the gulf that separates us from the Homeric world. Its scholarly introduction, illustrations, chronology, and hundreds of specific line references permit us to understand what The Odyssey meant to its original audience and to sift through the layers of meaning and cultural reference it has acquired for later ...
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Overview

It seems almost impossible for a contemporary reader fully to grasp The Odyssey without an education in classical mythology, archaeology, and geography. But this masterly companion to Homer's epic bridges the gulf that separates us from the Homeric world. Its scholarly introduction, illustrations, chronology, and hundreds of specific line references permit us to understand what The Odyssey meant to its original audience and to sift through the layers of meaning and cultural reference it has acquired for later readers.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780679728474
  • Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/28/1993
  • Series: Vintage Series
  • Edition description: 1st ed
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 464
  • Sales rank: 1,437,097
  • Product dimensions: 5.20 (w) x 8.01 (h) x 0.94 (d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Preface
Introduction
Homer and the Archeological Reader
Poet and Poem, Singer and Song
History and Geography
The Gods
Violence
Fathers and Sons
Men and Women, Families and Couples
Memory
A Final Word Before Reading
Notes
Chronology
Map and Illustrations
Commentary
Book I: A Goddess Intervenes 3
Book II: A Hero's Son Awakens 31
Book III: The Lord of the Western Approaches 43
Book IV: The Red-Haired King and His Lady 51
Book V: Sweet Nymph and Open Sea 69
Book VI: The Princess at the River 84
Book VII: Gardens and Firelight 95
Book VIII: The Songs of the Harper 104
Book IX: New Coasts and Poseidon's Son 122
Book X: The Grace of the Witch 137
Book XI: A Gathering of Shades 147
Book XII: Sea Perils and Defeat 159
Book XIII: One More Strange Island 166
Book XIV: Hospitality in the Forest 175
Book XV: How They Came to Ithaka 189
Book XVI: Father and Son 202
Book XVII: The Beggar at the Manor 212
Book XVIII: Blows and a Queen's Beauty 223
Book XIX: Recognitions and a Dream 234
Book XX: Signs and a Vision 256
Book XXI: The Test of the Bow 264
Book XXII: Death in the Great Hall 275
Book XXIII: The Trunk of the Olive Tree 282
Book XXIV: Warriors, Farewell 292
Who's Who in The Odyssey 309
Bibliography: Suggestions for Further Reading 353
Acknowledgments 363
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