Ancient Greek poet Homer established the gold standard for heroic quests and sweeping journeys with his pair of classic epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey.
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|The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics Series)|
Homer, Robert Squillace (Editor), George Herbert Palmer (Translator)
Crowded with human and non-human characters and bursting with action, The Odyssey chronicles the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War, as he struggles to return to his home and his wife, Penelope. This 3,000-year-old story is not only a rousing story, but also a profound meditation on courage, loyalty, family, fate, and undying love.
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|Good to Know|
|One of the most important elements of the Homeric style is the epithet -- a combination of a descriptive phrase and a noun. An epithet presents a miniature portrait that identifies a person or thing by highlighting a prominent characteristic of that person or thing. For example: "fleet-footed Achilles," or "wine-dark sea." Homer repeated his epithets often, so that listener of his recited adventures could easily remember and visualize his complex, dramatic stories.|
|The Other Masterpiece||A Perfect Gift for Homer Fans|
Homer, Robert Fitzgerald (Translator), Foreword by Andrew Ford
In The IliadHelen, queen of Sparta and the most beautiful woman in the world, is kidnapped by Paris, a Trojan prince. Hungry for revenge, the Greek Army lays siege on Troy. For nine long years they are unsuccessful -- until they come up with a plan for their greatest-ever attack on the city.
|Homer and Aristotle Bookends|
House Parts, Inc.
Homer's epic poems and Aristotle's teachings have been among the most influential in the history of western civilization. These unique bookends -- busts of the legendary forefathers of literature and philosophy -- will lend a scholarly touch to your library.