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Homer: Odyssey VI and VII (Bristol Classical Press Greek Texts) (Bk. VI and VII)

Homer: Odyssey VI and VII (Bristol Classical Press Greek Texts) (Bk. VI and VII)

These two books of the "Odyssey" provide an ideal introduction to the poem, illustrating Odysseus' cunning intelligence at its best as he gains acceptance in the court of the Phaeacians, and, above all, the subtly drawn character of Nausicaa. This edition replaces the much used one by G.M. Edwards (1914). It contains text (now unexpurgated) and vocabulary, expanded commentary and new introduction. It is geared very much to the needs of those coming to Homer for the first time with a grasp of the basics of classical Greek, and assumes no previous knowledge of Homeric forms or grammar; an outline of these, and of the Homeric hexameter, is given in the introduction and grammar points are reiterated in the commentary. The introduction also provides an outline of questions surrounding Homer and the composition of the "Iliad" and "Odyssey", together with a discussion of the role of books 6 and 7 within the epic's overall structure.

Brand: Bristol Classical Press

Homer: Odyssey: XIII-XXIV (Bks. 13-24)

Homer: Odyssey: XIII-XXIV (Bks. 13-24)

First published in the outstanding and long-running 'red Macmillan' series in 1948 and revised in 1958 and 1962 (with, for example, a new section on Mycenaean Greek in relation to Homer), This second volume on the Odyssey has remained the standard edition used by upper school and university students to guide their early reading of the epic. The introduction covers many of the questions that lie behind the poem, and includes a useful summary of Homeric grammar; the text is elucidated with full annotations, indexes and bibliography. Also available: Odyssey I-XII

Brand: Bristol Classical Press

Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939 (Classical Presences)

Black Odysseys: The Homeric Odyssey in the African Diaspora since 1939 (Classical Presences)

Black Odysseys explores creative works by artists of ultimately African descent, which respond to the Homeric Odyssey. Considering what the ancient Greek epic has signified for those struggling to emerge from the shadow of Western imperialism, and how it has inspired anti-colonial poets, novelists, playwrights, and directors, McConnell examines twentieth- and twenty-first century works from Africa and the African diaspora, including the Caribbean and the United States. In seeking to discover why the Odyssey, as a founding text of the Western canon, has been of such interest to these artists, the great plurality of post-colonial and anti-colonial responses becomes clear: responses that differ dramatically from each other, even in the attitude adopted towards Odysseus himself. Since Aime Cesaire's seminal 1939 poem, Cahier d'un retour au pays natal ( Notebook of a Return to My Native Land ), the Odyssey 's homecoming trope and quest for identity have inspired writers who are simultaneously striving against and appropriating the very forms which had been used to oppress them. Following in the wake of Cesaire, this volume proceeds chronologically and considers works by Ralph Ellison, Derek Walcott, Jon Amiel, Wilson Harris, Njabulo Ndebele, and Jatinder Verma.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Homer: Odyssey Books XIX and XX (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Homer: Odyssey Books XIX and XX (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

The Odyssey, besides being one of the world's first adventure stories, is a poem of great subtlety, rich in irony and sophisticated characterization. The poet's art is amply illustrated by books XIX and XX, in which Odysseus, disguised as a beggar, spends the night in his own palace and lays plans for his awesome revenge. Particularly memorable is the episode in which Penelope converses with her husband without suspecting his identity. In this edition, Richard Rutherford provides not only detailed comment on the action, characterization, and style of the books in question, but also, in an extensive introduction, a general survey of the Odyssey as a whole, laying special emphasis on the qualities of the second half of the poem. He also attempts to contribute to the literary criticism of the poem on a verbal level, by considering the poet's use of formulae, rhetorical technique, and similes. This volume is intended for readers of the Odyssey at all stages. The commentary gives extensive linguistic guidance for beginners; and the introduction, in which all Greek is translated, is intended to be accessible to any readers interested in Homer as a poet.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

Homer: Odyssey Books XVII-XVIII (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Homer: Odyssey Books XVII-XVIII (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Books XVII and XVIII of the Odyssey feature, among other episodes, the disguised Odysseus' penetration of his home after an absence of twenty years and his first encounter with his wife. The commentary provides linguistic and syntactical guidance suitable for upper-level students along with detailed consideration of Homer's compositional and narrative techniques, his literary artistry and the poem's central themes. An extensive introduction considers questions of formulaic composition, the nature of the poem's audience and the context of its performance, and isolates the concerns most prominent in the poem's second half and in Books XVII and XVIII in particular. Here too are considered the roles of Penelope and Telemachus, questions of disguise and recognition, and the institution of hospitality flaunted by the suitors in Odysseus' halls. Brief sections also discuss Homeric metre and the transmission of the text.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

Homer: Odyssey Books XVII-XVIII (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Homer: Odyssey Books XVII-XVIII (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Books XVII and XVIII of the Odyssey feature, among other episodes, the disguised Odysseus' penetration of his home after an absence of twenty years and his first encounter with his wife. The commentary provides linguistic and syntactical guidance suitable for upper-level students along with detailed consideration of Homer's compositional and narrative techniques, his literary artistry and the poem's central themes. An extensive introduction considers questions of formulaic composition, the nature of the poem's audience and the context of its performance, and isolates the concerns most prominent in the poem's second half and in Books XVII and XVIII in particular. Here too are considered the roles of Penelope and Telemachus, questions of disguise and recognition, and the institution of hospitality flaunted by the suitors in Odysseus' halls. Brief sections also discuss Homeric metre and the transmission of the text.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

Homer: Odyssey Books XIII and XIV (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Homer: Odyssey Books XIII and XIV (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

The second part of the Odyssey takes epic in new directions, giving very significant roles to people of 'lower status' and their way of life: epic notions of the primacy of the aristocrat and of the achievements of the Trojan War are submitted to scrutiny. Books XIII-XIV contain some of the subtlest human exchanges in the poem, as Athena and Odysseus spar with each other and Odysseus tests the quiet patience of his swineherd Eumaeus. The principal themes and narrative structures, especially of disguise and recognition, which the second part uses with remarkable economy, are established here. The Introduction discusses these topics, and offers a detailed historical account of the Homeric dialect and remarks on metre; the Commentary pays particular attention to the exposition of unfamiliar linguistic forms and constructions. The literary parts of the Introduction and of the commentary are accessible to all.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

The Odyssey By Homer

Brand: Homer & Simpson

Homers Odyssey

Homers Odyssey

Homer's Odyssey is one of the greatest stories in literature, the epic tale of the return of Odysseus to his home following the Trojan war. After nine years of siege and fighting, the Greeks are finally returning home. But one of the Greek heroes, Odysseus, offends the Sea-God, who sends storms and waves to keep him from arriving home for ten years. In this thrilling story, we follow Odysseus's trials and adventures as he faces one danger after another on his long journey. In Isabel Wyatt's retelling of this magnificent adventure, we find all the wonderful storytelling skills for which she was famous. Ideal for Class 5-6 (age 10-12) in the Steiner-Waldorf curriculum.

Brand: Floris Books

Homer: Odyssey XI (Bcp Greek Texts)

Homer: Odyssey XI (Bcp Greek Texts)

This volume consists of the Greek text of the ninth book of Homer's Odyssey, accompanied by an introduction to Homer, the Odyssey as a whole and this book in particular, useful notes on the text and a vocabulary. It is suitable for use in schools and upwards.

Brand: Bristol Classical Press

Homer: Odyssey Books XIII and XIV (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

Homer: Odyssey Books XIII and XIV (Cambridge Greek and Latin Classics)

The second part of the Odyssey takes epic in new directions, giving very significant roles to people of 'lower status' and their way of life: epic notions of the primacy of the aristocrat and of the achievements of the Trojan War are submitted to scrutiny. Books XIII-XIV contain some of the subtlest human exchanges in the poem, as Athena and Odysseus spar with each other and Odysseus tests the quiet patience of his swineherd Eumaeus. The principal themes and narrative structures, especially of disguise and recognition, which the second part uses with remarkable economy, are established here. The Introduction discusses these topics, and offers a detailed historical account of the Homeric dialect and remarks on metre; the Commentary pays particular attention to the exposition of unfamiliar linguistic forms and constructions. The literary parts of the Introduction and of the commentary are accessible to all.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

An Odyssey Reader: Selections from Homer's Odyssey, Books 1-12

An Odyssey Reader: Selections from Homer's Odyssey, Books 1-12

Homer's Odyssey has captivated readers and influenced writers and artists for more than 2,000 years. Reading the poem in its original language provides an experience as challenging as it is rewarding. Most students encountering Homeric Greek for the first time need considerable help, especially with vocabulary and constructions that differ from the more familiar Attic forms. For anyone who has completed studies in elementary Greek, this edition provides the assistance necessary to read, understand, and appreciate the first book of the Odyssey in its original language.

Brand: University of Michigan Press

A Complete Concordance to the Odyssey and Hymns of Homer: To Which Is Added a Concordance to the Parallel Passages in the Iliad, Odyssey and Hymns

A Complete Concordance to the Odyssey and Hymns of Homer: To Which Is Added a Concordance to the Parallel Passages in the Iliad, Odyssey and Hymns

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

Brand: Nabu Press

Christianizing Homer: The Odyssey, Plato, and the Acts of Andrew

Christianizing Homer: The Odyssey, Plato, and the Acts of Andrew

This study focuses on the apocryphal Acts of Andrew (c. 200 CE), which purports to tell the story of the travels, miracles, and martyrdom of the apostle Andrew. Traditional scholarship has looked for the background of such writings in Jewish and Christian scriptures. MacDonald, however, breaks with that model and looks to classic literature for the sources of this story. Specifically, he argues that the Acts represent an attempt to transform Greco-Roman myth into Christian narrative categories by telling the story of Andrew in terms of Homeric epic, in particular the Odyssey. MacDonald presents a point-by-point comparison of the two works, finding the resemblances so strong, numerous, and tendentious that they virtually compel the reader to consider the Acts a transformative "rewriting" of the epic. This discovery not only sheds valuable light on the uses of Homer in the early church but also significantly contributes to our understanding of the reception of Homer in the empire as a whole.

Brand: Oxford University Press

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

The most eloquent translation of Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus and his arduous journey home after the Trojan War

Brand: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey: Volume I: Introduction and Books I-VIII

A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey: Volume I: Introduction and Books I-VIII

This first book of a three-volume commentary compiled by an international team of scholars includes an introduction discussing previous research on the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the text.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Sailing Home: Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls

Sailing Home: Using the Wisdom of Homer's Odyssey to Navigate Life's Perils and Pitfalls

Homer?s Odyssey holds a timeless allure. It is an ancient story for every generation: the struggle of a man on a long and difficult voyage longing to return to love and family. Odysseus?s strivings to overcome both divine and earthly obstacles and to control his own impulsive nature hold valuable lessons for us as we confront the challenges of daily life. Sailing Home breathes fresh air into a classic we thought we knew, revealing its profound guidance for the modern seeker. Dividing the book into three parts Setting Forth, Disaster,? and? Return Fischer charts the course of Odysseus?s familiar wanderings. Readers come to see this ancient hero as a flawed human being who shares their own struggles and temptations, such as yielding to desire or fear or greed, and making peace with family. Featuring thoughtful meditations, illuminating anecdotes from Fischer?s and his students? lives, and stories from many wisdom traditions including Buddhist, Judaic, and Christian, Sailing Home shows the way to greater purpose in our own lives. The book?s literary dimension expands its appeal beyond the Buddhist market to a wider spiritual audience and to anyone interested in the teachings of myth and story.

Brand: North Atlantic Books

Homer's Secret Odyssey

Homer's Secret Odyssey

Homer is renowned as the finest of the storytellers who for countless generations passed down by word of mouth the myths and legends of Ancient Greece. Yet, for some 2500 years there have been persistent folk memories that his genius extended far beyond literature and that scientific knowledge was hidden in his stories of heroes and villains, gods and ghosts, monsters and witches. Research now reveals that at a time when the Greeks did not have a written script, Homer concealed an astonishing range of learning about calendar making and cycles of the sun, moon and planet Venus in the Odyssey, his epic of the Fall of Troy and the adventures of the warrior-king Odysseus. With original research and content, this book is written to appeal to both popular and scholastic audiences, rolling back the history of Greek astronomy by three centuries.

Brand: The History Press

Approaches to Teaching Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (Approaches to Teaching World Literature, 13)

Approaches to Teaching Homer's Iliad and Odyssey (Approaches to Teaching World Literature, 13)

Now at seventy-three volumes, this popular MLA series (ISSN 1059-1133) addresses a broad range of literary texts. Each volume surveys teaching aids and critical material and brings together essays that apply a variety of perspectives to teaching the text. Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, student teachers, education specialists, and teachers in all humanities disciplines will find these volumes particularly helpful.

Brand: Modern Language Assn of Amer

Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

Homer's The Iliad and The Odyssey: A Biography (Books That Changed the World)

While it is unknown if there ever was a man named Homer, there is no doubt that the epic poems assembled under his name form the cornerstone of Western literature, feeding our imagination for over two and a half millennia. The Iliad and The Odyssey, with their tales of the Trojan War, Achilles, Ulysses and Penelope, the Sirens, the Cyclops, Helen of Troy, and the petulant gods, are familiar to most readers because they are so pervasive. From Plato to Virgil, Pope to Joyce, the poems have been told and retold, interpreted and embellished. In this graceful and sweeping book, Alberto Manguel traces the lineage of the poems from their inception and first recording. He considers the original purpose of the poems?either as allegory of philosophical truth or as a record of historical truth?surveys the challenges the pagan Homer presented to the early Christian world, and maps the spread of the works around the world and through the centuries. Manguel follows Homer through the greatest literature ever created and, above all, delights in the poems themselves.

Brand: Grove Press

The Baltic Origins of Homer's Epic Tales: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Migration of Myth

The Baltic Origins of Homer's Epic Tales: The Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Migration of Myth

Compelling evidence that the events of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey took place in the Baltic and not the Mediterranean? Reveals how a climate change forced the migration of a people and their myth to ancient Greece? Identifies the true geographic sites of Troy and Ithaca in the Baltic Sea and Calypso's Isle in the North Atlantic Ocean For years scholars have debated the incongruities in Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, given that his descriptions are at odds with the geography of the areas he purportedly describes. Inspired by Plutarch's remark that Calypso's Isle was only five days sailing from Britain, Felice Vinci convincingly argues that Homer's epic tales originated not in the Mediterranean, but in the northern Baltic Sea. Using meticulous geographical analysis, Vinci shows that many Homeric places, such as Troy and Ithaca, can still be identified in the geographic landscape of the Baltic. He explains how the dense, foggy weather described by Ulysses befits northern not Mediterranean climes, and how battles lasting through the night would easily have been possible in the long days of the Baltic summer. Vinci's meteorological analysis reveals how a decline of the "climatic optimum" caused the blond seafarers to migrate south to warmer climates, where they rebuilt their original world in the Mediterranean. Through many generations the memory of the heroic age and the feats performed by their ancestors in their lost homeland was preserved and handed down to the following ages, only later to be codified by Homer in the Iliad and the Odyssey. Felice Vinci offers a key to open many doors that allow us to consider the age-old question of the Indo-European diaspora and the origin of the Greek civilization from a new perspective.

Brand: Inner Traditions

Homer Box Set: Iliad and Odyssey: Classic Collection

Homer Box Set: Iliad and Odyssey: Classic Collection

To the ancient world, the Iliad and the Odyssey were history, myth, religion and poetry; so too for modern scholars, they are invaluable resources for anthropological, psychological, and even philosophical speculations. But ancient epics raison d tre was to tell a story. And of all the worlds great stories, perhaps none is richer, none more exciting, none more enduring than the Odyssey.

Brand: Blackstone Audiobooks, Inc.

The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer's Odyssey

The Return of Ulysses: A Cultural History of Homer's Odyssey

This broadly conceived and enlightening look at how Homer?s Odyssey has resonated in the West offers a thematic analysis of the poem?s impact on social and political ideas, institutions, and mores from the ancient world through the present day. Proving that the epic poem is timeless, Edith Hall identifies fifteen key themes in the Odyssey and uses them to illustrate the extensive and diverse effect that Homer?s work has had on all manner of inquiry, expression, and art. She traces the text?s pervasive thread of influence from the tragedies of classical Athens and the burlesque of Aristophanes to its contemporary artistic reinterpretations in literature, theatre, opera, popular music, film, and science fiction. In considering the mark of the Odyssey on the modern global world, Hall looks at how the poem affected colonialism and the frontier mentality in the American West, how it engendered contemporary attitudes toward sex, death, war, philosophy, violence, and race, and the ways in which the Odyssey forms the backbone of modern-day psychology. Accessibly written and timely, The Return of Ulysses establishes the Odyssey as the founding text of Western Civilization and offers a major contribution to the study of Homer?s epic poem, as well as modern insight into its cultural reception and continuing imprint on society.

Brand: Johns Hopkins University Press

Travels with Odysseus: Uncommon Wisdom from Homer's Odyssey

Travels with Odysseus: Uncommon Wisdom from Homer's Odyssey

Travels with Odysseus retells the earthy and profound adventures of the Greek hero Odysseus as teaching stories which hold insight and guidance for our own present day journey. On his winding odyssey, Odysseus meets magical and powerful beings, who are not shy about meddling in his affairs. Some see him for who he really is and help him; they bring him wisdom and attainment, and unlock creative possibilities. Others, aggravating and difficult strangers, try to do him in: Odysseus gets sidetracked, enchanted, waylaid. Some truths he learns easily and others he resists. In all of this, Odysseus is not so different than the rest of us.

Brand: Circe's Island Press

Homer's Odyssey 9-12: Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary

Homer's Odyssey 9-12: Greek Text with Facing Vocabulary and Commentary

Facing each set of 20 lines from Books 9-12 of Thomas W. Allen's edition of Homer's Odyssey (originally published by Oxford University Press in 1908) is a single page of corresponding vocabulary and intermediate level grammatical commentary. Once readers have memorized the core vocabulary list, they will be able to read the Homeric Greek and consult all relevant vocabulary and commentary without turning a page.

Brand: Geoffrey Steadman

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned About Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat (Thorndike Paperback Bestsellers)

A New York Times Bestseller - Homer's Odyssey is the once-in-a-lifetime story of an extraordinary cat and his human companion. It celebrates the refusal to accept limits - on love, ability, or hope against overwhelming odds. By turns jubilant and moving, it's a memoir for anybody who's ever fallen completely and helplessly in love with a pet.

Brand: Large Print Press

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

Homer's Odyssey: A Fearless Feline Tale, or How I Learned about Love and Life with a Blind Wonder Cat

ONCE IN NINE LIVES, SOMETHING EXTRAORDINARY HAPPENS. The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. Then Gwen?s veterinarian called with a story about a three-week-old eyeless kitten who?d been abandoned. It was love at first sight. Everyone warned that Homer would always be an? underachiever. But the kitten nobody believed in quickly grew into a three-pound dynamo with a giant heart who eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path. Homer scaled seven-foot bookcases with ease, survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Center, and even saved Gwen?s life when he chased off an intruder who broke into their home in the middle of the night. But it was Homer?s unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, and his joy in the face of all obstacles that transformed Gwen?s life. And by the time she met the man she would marry, she realized that Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: Love isn?t something you see with your eyes.

Brand: Bantam

Chapman's Homer: The Iliad and The Odyssey (Classics of World Literature)

Chapman's Homer: The Iliad and The Odyssey (Classics of World Literature)

Hector bidding farewell to his wife and baby son, Odysseus bound to the mast listening to the Sirens, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been reportrayed in every generation. The questions about mortality and identity that Homer's heroes ask, the bonds of love, respect and fellowship that motivate them, have gripped audiences for three millennia. Chapman's Iliad and Odyssey are great English epic poems, but they are also two of the liveliest and readable translations of Homer. Chapman's freshness makes the everyday world of nature and the craftsman as vivid as the battlefield and Mount Olympus. His poetry is driven by the excitement of the Renaissance discovery of classical civilisation as at once vital and distant, and is enriched by the perspectives of humanist thought.

Brand: Wordsworth Editions Ltd

The Shamanic Odyssey: Homer, Tolkien, and the Visionary Experience

The Shamanic Odyssey: Homer, Tolkien, and the Visionary Experience

Reveals the striking parallels between indigenous cultures of the Americas and the ancient Homeric world as well as Tolkien?s Middle Earth? Explores the shamanic use of healing songs, psychoactive plants, and vision quests at the heart of the Odyssey and the fantasy works of J.R.R. Tolkien? Examines Odysseus?s encounters with plant divinities, altered consciousness, animal shapeshifting, and sacred topography-all concepts vital to shamanism? Reveals how the Odyssey emerged precisely at the rupture between modern and primal consciousness Indigenous, shamanic ways of healing and prophecy are not foreign to the West. The native way of viewing the world-that is, understanding our cosmos as living, sentient, and interconnected-can be found hidden throughout Western literature, beginning with the very origin of the European literary tradition: Homer?s Odyssey. Weaving together the narrative traditions of the ancient Greeks and Celts, the mythopoetic work of J.R.R. Tolkien, and the voices of plant medicine healers in North and South America, the authors explore the use of healing songs, psychoactive plants, and vision quests at the heart of the Odyssey, The Lord of the Rings trilogy, and Tolkien?s final novella, Smith of Wootton Major. The authors examine Odysseus?s encounters with plant divinities, altered consciousness, animal shapeshifting, and sacred topography-all concepts vital to shamanism. They show the deep affinities between the healing powers of ancient bardic song and the icaros of the shamans of the Amazon rain forest, how Odysseus?s battle with Circe-wielder of narcotic plants and Mistress of Animals-follows the traditional method of negotiating with a plant ally, and how Odysseus?s journey to the land of the dead signifies the universal practice of the vision quest, a key part of shamanic initiation. Emerging precisely at the rupture between modern and primal consciousness, Homer?s work represents a window into the lost native mind of the Western world. In this way, the Odyssey as well as Tolkien?s work can be seen as an awakening and healing song to return us to our native minds and bring our disconnected souls back into harmony with the living cosmos.

Brand: Park Street Press

The Raft of Odysseus: The Ethnographic Imagination of Homer's Odyssey

The Raft of Odysseus: The Ethnographic Imagination of Homer's Odyssey

The Raft of Odysseus looks at the fascinating intersection of traditional myth with an enthnographically-viewed Homeric world. Carol Dougherty argues that the resourcefulness of Odysseus as an adventurer on perilous seas served as an example to Homer's society which also had to adjust in inventive ways to turbulent conditions. The fantastic adventures of Odysseus act as a prism for the experiences of Homer's own listeners-traders, seafarers, storytellers, soldiers-and give us a glimpse into their own world of hopes and fears, 500 years after the Iliadic events were supposed to have happened.

Brand: Oxford University Press

Odysseus, Hero of Practical Intelligence: Deliberation and Signs in Homer's Odyssey

Odysseus, Hero of Practical Intelligence: Deliberation and Signs in Homer's Odyssey

In dramatic representations and narrative reports of inner deliberation the Odyssey displays the workings of the human mind and its hero's practical intelligence, epitomized by anticipating consequences and controlling his actions accordingly. Once his hope of returning home as husband, father and king is renewed on Calypso's isle, Odysseus shows a consistent will to focus on this purpose and subordinate other impulses to it. His fabled cleverness is now fully engaged in a gradually emerging plan, as he thinks back from that final goal through a network of means to achieve it. He relies on "signs"? inferences in the form "if this, then that" as defined by the Stoic Chrysippus? and the nature of his intelligence is thematically underscored through contrast with others' recklessness, that is, failure to heed signs or reckon consequences. In Homeric deliberation, the mind is torn between competing options or intentions, not between "reason" and "desire." The lack of distinct opposing faculties and hierarchical organization in the Homeric mind, far from archaic simplicity, prefigures the psychology of Chrysippus, who cites deliberation scenes from the Odyssey against Plato's hierarchical tri-partite model. From the Stoics, there follows a psychological tradition leading through Hobbes and Leibniz, to Peirce and Dewey. These thinkers are drawn upon to show the significance of the conception of "thinking" first articulated in the Odyssey. Homer's work inaugurates an approach that has provoked philosophical conflict persisting into the present, and opposition to pragmatism and Pragmatism can be discerned in prominent critiques of Homer and his hero which are analyzed and countered in this study.

Brand: University Press of America

Homer: The Odyssey (Landmarks of World Literature (New))

Homer: The Odyssey (Landmarks of World Literature (New))

This handy guide to The Odyssey introduces students to a text which has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3,000 years. Providing a summary of the poem and examining its structure, Jasper Griffin clearly outlines the unity, values and techniques of the poem, as well as the reasons for its longstanding appeal. Students will discover the essential themes of loyalty and betrayal, and will be guided through the narrative of Odysseus' adventures, in addition to a helpful guide to further reading. First Edition Hb (1987): 0-521-32804-7 First Edition Pb (1987): 0-521-31043-1

Brand: Cambridge University Press

The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

The Odyssey: A Dramatic Retelling of Homer's Epic

Armitage has given an ageless story new vigor, and has done it with style, wit and elegance."? Literary Review In this new verse adaptation, originally commissioned for BBC radio, Simon Armitage has recast Homer's epic as a series of bristling dramatic dialogues: between gods and men; between no-nonsense Captain Odysseus and his unruly, lotus-eating, homesick companions; and between subtle Odysseus (wiliest hero of antiquity) and a range of shape-shifting adversaries?Calypso, Circe, the Sirens, the Cyclops?as he and his men are "pinballed between islands" of adversity. One of the most individual voices of his generation, Armitage revitalizes our sense of the Odyssey as oral poetry, as indeed one of the greatest of tall tales.

Brand: W.W. Norton & Company

A Penelopean Poetics, Reweaving the Feminine in Homer's Odyssey

A Penelopean Poetics, Reweaving the Feminine in Homer's Odyssey

A Penelopean Poetics looks at the relationship between gender ideology and the self-referential poetics of the Odyssey through the figure of Penelope. She is a cunning story-teller; her repeated reweavings of Laertes' shroud a figurative replication of the process of oral poetic composition itself. Penelope's web is thus a discourse and it can be construed specifically as feminine. Her gendered poetics celebrates process, multiplicity, and ambiguity and it resists phallocentric discourse by undermining stable and fixed meanings. Penelope's poetics become a discursive thread through which different feminine voices can realize their resistant capacities. Author Barbara Clayton's work contributes to discussions in the classics as well as literary criticism, sex and gender studies, and women's studies.

Brand: Lexington Books

Homer's Odyssey (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies)

Homer's Odyssey (Oxford Readings in Classical Studies)

This volume assembles sixteen authoritative articles on Homer's Odyssey that have appeared over the last thirty years. A wide variety of interpretative strategies are represented, including, in addition to traditional close readings, the approaches of comparative anthropology, narratology, feminism, and audience-oriented criticism. Papers have been selected for their clarity and accessibility, and each is informed by close attention to philological and textual detail. A full glossary and list of abbreviations have been included, and a specially written introduction puts the selections in a wider context by giving an overview of major strands in the interpretation of Homer in the second half of the twentieth century.

Brand: Oxford University Press

The Triumph of Odysseus: Homer's Odyssey Books 21 and 22 (Reading Greek)

The Triumph of Odysseus: Homer's Odyssey Books 21 and 22 (Reading Greek)

This book is part of the Reading Greek course. It is modeled on the already published A World of Heroes (CUP, 1979) and The Intellectual Revolution (CUP, 1980) and provides an unabridged text of Books 21 and 22 of Homer's Odyssey. The Greek text is faced with a running vocabulary and notes, and followed by a learning vocabulary, and the book is illustrated throughout. It can be used by anyone who has completed Reading Greek or is at an intermediate or advanced stage of ancient Greek.

Brand: Cambridge University Press

Homer. the Odyssey [A Summary]. Repr

Homer. the Odyssey [A Summary]. Repr

This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1879 edition. Excerpt: .whose misfortunes surrounded him with a double interest, and, above all, in whom she felt a kind of personal property as his deliverer. The Greek historian Plutarch chivalrously defends the young princess from the charge of forwardness, which ungallant critics brought against her as early as his day. It was no marvel, he says, that she knew and valued a hero when she saw him, and preferred him to the carpet-knights of her own country, who were good only at the dance and the banquet. But with her it was, after all, a sentiment, and no more; but which might have ripened into love, under other circumstances, had the hero of her maiden fancy been as free to choose as she was. So vanishes from the page one of the sweetest creations of Greek fiction-the more charming to us, as coming nearest, perhaps, of all to the modern type of feeling. The farewell to Nausicaa is briefly said; and Ulysses, sitting by King Alcinous at the banquet, pays a high compliment to the blind minstrel, and gives him a new theme for song. Since he knows so well the story of the great Siege, let him now take his lyre, and sing to them of the wondrous Horse. Demodocus obeys. He sings how the Greeks, hopeless of taking Troy by force of arms, had recourse at last to stratagem: how they constructed a huge framework in the shape of a horse, ostensibly an offering to the gods, and then set fire to their sea-camp, and sailed away-for home, to all appearance-leaving an armed company hidden in the womb of the wooden monster; how the Trojans, after much doubt, dragged it inside their walls, and how, in the night-time, the Greeks issued from their strange ambush, and spread fire and sword through the devoted city. And all along Ulysses is the hero of the lay. He is the leader of.

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Homer and the Odyssey

Homer and the Odyssey

Who was Homer? This book takes us beyond the legends of the blind bard or the wandering poet to explore an author about whom nothing is known, except for his works. It offers a reading of the ancient biographies as clues to the reception of the Homeric poems in Antiquity and provides an introduction to the oral tradition which lay at the source of the Homeric epics. Above all, it takes us into the world of the Odyssey, a world that lies between history and fiction. It guides the reader through a poem which rivals the modern novel in its complexity, demonstrating the unity of the poem as a whole. It defines the many and varied figures of otherness by which the Greeks of the archaic period defined themselves and underlines the values promoted by the poem's depictions of men, women, and gods. Finally, it asks why, throughout the centuries from Homer to Kazantzakis and Joyce, the hero who never forgets his homeland and dreams constantly of return has never ceased to be the incarnation of what it is to be human. This translation is a revised and much expanded version of the original French text, and includes a new chapter on the representation of women in the Odyssey and an updated bibliography.

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The Odyssey of Homer (Large Print)

The Odyssey of Homer (Large Print)

The sequel to the Iliad. Following Odysseus after the fall of Troy as it takes him ten years to reach his home. Through his journey Odysseus meets gods, monsters and kings whom he has to overcome to reach his home and his lost wife and child.

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CliffsNotes on Homer's Odyssey (Cliffsnotes Literature)

CliffsNotes on Homer's Odyssey (Cliffsnotes Literature)

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage. This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question. Other features that help you study include Character analyses of major players A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters Critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey A review section that tests your knowledge A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure? you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer

The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer

Contains the two great epics of Homer. The Iliad describes the Trojan War and fall of Troy. The Odyssey describes the voyages of Odysseus on his way back from the Trojan War. Both are translated into English prose by Samuel Butler.

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