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Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics .
Written in English

Subjects:

  • Myth & legend told as fiction,
  • Classical Literature,
  • Greek Literature,
  • Fiction,
  • Literature - Classics / Criticism,
  • Ancient (Classical) Greek,
  • Literature: Classics,
  • Classics,
  • Literary,
  • Fiction / Classics

Book details:

The Physical Object
FormatPaperback
Number of Pages374
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL9244182M
ISBN 10006124418X
ISBN 109780061244186
OCLC/WorldCa489669888

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The Odyssey (/ ˈ ɒ d ə s i /; Greek: Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia, pronounced [chevreschevalaosta.com] in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to chevreschevalaosta.com is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric chevreschevalaosta.com Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon; it is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature, while the Iliad is the oldest. Aug 02,  · Homer was the first Greek writer whose work survives. He was one of a long line of bards, or poets, who worked in the oral tradition. Homer and other bards of the time could recite, or chant, long epic poems. Both works attributed to Homer – the Iliad and the Odyssey – are over ten thousand lines long in the original. Homer must have had an /5(K). Nov 27,  · A good intro if you haven't read the Odyssey before. It's clear and direct, more than other translations. It has a pounding, unapologetic simplicity, like that of Greek architecture and sculpture. More than in other translations, the Odyssey comes across here /5(). The Odyssey by Homer, part of the Internet Classics Archive.

A summary of Books 1–2 in Homer's The Odyssey. Learn exactly what happened in this chapter, scene, or section of The Odyssey and what it means. Perfect for acing essays, tests, and quizzes, as well as for writing lesson plans. Summary. Homer opens The Odyssey with an invocation to the Muse of epic poetry and asks for her guidance in telling the story of a man who has experienced many twists and turns of fate and has suffered many hardships. Odysseus, the reader is told, is the only Greek survivor of the Trojan War who has not yet returned home or died trying. He is being held captive on the island Ogygia by the. Free download or read online The Odyssey pdf (ePUB) book. The first edition of the novel was published in , and was written by Homer. The book was published in multiple languages including English, consists of pages and is available in Paperback format. The main characters of this classics, fiction story are Odysseus, Penelope. The book has been awarded with Audie Award for Audio Drama /5. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second--the Iliad being the first--extant work of Western literature.

The Odyssey book. Read 11, reviews from the world's largest community for readers. Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turnsdriven tim /5(K). Jul 18,  · The Odyssey book summary in under five minutes! Homer's epic poem The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus, Greek hero of the Trojan War, and his adventures at sea during his travel home. The Odyssey is Homer's epic of Odysseus' year struggle to return home after the Trojan War. While Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus stave off suitors vying for Penelope's hand and Ithaca's throne long enough for Odysseus to return. The Odyssey ends as Odysseus wins a contest to prove his identity, slaughters the. The Odyssey By Homer Written B.C.E Translated by Samuel Butler: Table of Contents Book I: Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit.