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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.

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Genre: Fiction
Author: Homer
Publisher: Collector's Library
Release: 2011-03
File: 407 Pages
ISBN-13: 1904633374

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'Tell me, Muse, of the man of many turns, who was driven far and wide after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy' Twenty years after setting out to fight in the Trojan War, Odysseus is yet to return home to Ithaca. His household is in disarray: a horde of over 100 disorderly and arrogant suitors are vying to claim Odysseus' wife Penelope, and his young son Telemachus is powerless to stop them. Meanwhile, Odysseus is driven beyond the limits of the known world, encountering countless divine and earthly challenges. But Odysseus is 'of many wiles' and his cunning and bravery eventually lead him home, to reclaim both his family and his kingdom. The Odyssey rivals the Iliad as the greatest poem of Western culture and is perhaps the most influential text of classical literature. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.

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Genre: Literary Collections
Author: Homer
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Release: 2016-10-20
File: 448 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780191646508

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The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles A Penguin Classic Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

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Genre: Poetry
Author: Homer
Publisher: Penguin
Release: 1997-11-01
File: 560 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781101221846

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New edition of the Greek text suitable for upper-level students, with full attention to literary-critical and linguistic matters.

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Genre: History
Author: Homer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Release: 2014-01-09
File: 272 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780521763547

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Genre:
Author: Homer
Publisher:
Release: 1752
File: Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433024027231

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This sequel to the "Iliad" narrates the ten years' adventures of Ulysses during his return journey from Troy to his own kingdom, the island of Ithaca.

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Genre: Epic poetry, Greek
Author: Homer
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill Company
Release: 1977
File: 416 Pages
ISBN-13: UCSC:32106001535217

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Genre: Epic poetry, Greek
Author: Homer
Publisher:
Release: 1872
File: Pages
ISBN-13: HARVARD:HNAJPR

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Recounts Odysseus' long journey home from the Trojan War, and the unusual encounters he had with the Sirens, the cyclops Polyphemus, and Circe the enchantress.

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Genre: Juvenile Fiction
Author:
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Release: 2000
File: 271 Pages
ISBN-13: 0192750755

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Publisher: Biblo & Tannen Publishers
Release:
File: Pages
ISBN-13: 0819620122

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Presents a collection of critical essays on the ancient Greek epic that analyze its structure, characters, plot, and themes.

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Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction
Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
Release: 2007
File: 263 Pages
ISBN-13: 9780791094259

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