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Homer: The Odyssey / Edition 1
     

Homer: The Odyssey / Edition 1

by Homer, Jasper Griffin, Martin Hammond
 

ISBN-10: 0715629581

ISBN-13: 9780715629581

Pub. Date: 02/24/2000

Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic

The Odyssey is one of the earliest works of European literature, second only to the Iliad. These two great epic poems, the astonishing first fruits of Greek civilization, have together determined much of the course of Western literary culture and imagination.

The poem tells of the long and painful return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his

Overview

The Odyssey is one of the earliest works of European literature, second only to the Iliad. These two great epic poems, the astonishing first fruits of Greek civilization, have together determined much of the course of Western literary culture and imagination.

The poem tells of the long and painful return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaka, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachos. Even after he finally returns, there are enemies to be fought in his house. The action of the poem covers a huge canvas, ranging widely over time and place, exploring the known and unknown worlds, involving magic and monsters, gods and ghosts, dangers defied: throughout there runs a strong and eloquent insistence on the humanity of men and the ultimate triumph of good over evil.

In this vibrant new translation, in a very readable prose format, Martin Hammond complements his acclaimed translation of the Iliad to capture as closely as possible both the simplicity and the intensity of Homer's epic. With an introduction by Professor Jasper Griffin and a comprehensive index, it sets a new and lasting standard in the interpretation of a masterpiece of Greek literature for both the student and the general reader.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780715629581
Publisher:
Bloomsbury Academic
Publication date:
02/24/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Sales rank:
900,480
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction by Jasper Griffin
Suggestions for further reading
A note on the Greek text
The Odyssey
Book 1 The Gods, Athene and Telemachos
Book 2 Telemachos and the Suitors
Book 3 Telemachos in Pylos
Book 4 Telemachos in Sparta
Book 5 Odysseus and Kalypso
Book 6 Nausikaä
Book 7 Odysseus in Phaiacia
Book 8 Phaiacian Games and Song
Book 9 The Cyclops
Book 10 Kirke
Book 11 The Underworld
Book 12 Skylla and Charybdis
Book 13 Return to Ithaka
Book 14 Odysseus and Eumaios
Book 15 Telemachos Returns
Book 16 Odysseus and Telemachos
Book 17 Odysseus Comes to his House
Book 18 Odysseus as Beggar
Book 19 Eurykleia Recognises Odysseus
Book 20 Insults and Omens
Book 21 The Trial of the Bow
Book 22 The Suitors Killed
Book 23 Odysseus and Penelope
Book 24 The Underworld, Laertes, Peace
Index

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