The Odyssey of Homer Several Versions

The Odyssey of Homer  Several Versions Author Homer
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Scepticism is as much the result of knowledge, as knowledge is of scepticism. To be content with what we at present know, is, for the most part, to shut our ears against conviction; since, from the very gradual character of our education, we must continually forget, and emancipate ourselves from, knowledge previously acquired; we must set aside old notions and embrace fresh ones; and, as we learn, we must be daily unlearning something which it has cost us no small labour and anxiety to acquire. And this difficulty attaches itself more closely to an age in which progress has gained a strong ascendency over prejudice, and in which persons and things are, day by day, finding their real level, in lieu of their conventional value. The same principles which have swept away traditional abuses, and which are making rapid havoc among the revenues of sinecurists, and stripping the thin, tawdry veil from attractive superstitions, are working as actively in literature as in society. The credulity of one writer, or the partiality of another, finds as powerful a touchstone and as wholesome a chastisement in the healthy scepticism of a temperate class of antagonists, as the dreams of conservatism, or the impostures of pluralist sinecures in the Church. History and tradition, whether of ancient or comparatively recent times, are subjected to very different handling from that which the indulgence or credulity of former ages could allow. Mere statements are jealously watched, and the motives of the writer form as important an ingredient in the analysis or his history, as the facts he records. Probability is a powerful and troublesome test; and it is by this troublesome standard that a large portion of historical evidence is sifted. Consistency is no less pertinacious and exacting in its demands. In brief, to write a history, we must know more than mere facts. Human nature, viewed under an introduction of extended experience, is the best help to the criticism of human history. Historical characters can only be estimated by the standard which human experience, whether actual or traditionary, has furnished. To form correct views of individuals we must regard them as forming parts of a great whole—we must measure them by their relation to the mass of beings by whom they are surrounded; and, in contemplating the incidents in their lives or condition which tradition has handed down to us, we must rather consider the general bearing of the whole narrative, than the respective probability of its details.



The Odyssey

The Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 9780393634563
Release 2017-11-07
Pages 656
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A lean, fleet-footed translation that recaptures Homer’s “nimble gallop” and brings an ancient epic to new life. The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version—the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman—this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer’s sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer’s music. Wilson’s Odyssey captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, from the cunning goddess Athena, whose interventions guide and protect the hero, to the awkward teenage son, Telemachus, who struggles to achieve adulthood and find his father; from the cautious, clever, and miserable Penelope, who somehow keeps clamoring suitors at bay during her husband’s long absence, to the “complicated” hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this translation as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. A fascinating introduction provides an informative overview of the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the major themes of the poem, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers alike.



The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer Author Homer
ISBN-10 HARVARD:HXPI3R
Release 1802
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Chapman s Homer

Chapman s Homer Author Homer
ISBN-10 0691048916
Release 2000
Pages 497
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George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. --John Keats



Odyssey

Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 1603843701
Release 2000-03-01
Pages 478
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A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.



The Odyssey

The Odyssey Author Icon Reference
ISBN-10 0497260328
Release 2006-05
Pages 384
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If you are either learning Chinese-Simplified, or learning English as a second language (ESL) as a Chinese-Simplified speaker, this book is for you. There are many editions of The Odyssey. This one is worth the price if you would like to enrich your ChineseSimplified-English vocabulary, whether for self-improvement or for preparation in advanced of college examinations. Each page is annotated with a mini-thesaurus of uncommon words highlighted in the text. Not only will you experience a great classic, but learn the richness of the English language with Chinese-Simplified synonyms at the bottom of each page. You will not see a full translation of the English text, but rather a running bilingual thesaurus to maximize the reader's exposure to the subtleties of both languages.



Odysseia

Odysseia Author Homeros
ISBN-10 9755103783
Release 1992
Pages 406
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey Author Derek Walcott
ISBN-10 0571168566
Release 1993
Pages 160
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This text is the result of a commission by the RSC. It shares the Homeric/Caribbean background with Walcott's epic poem Omeros which won the W.H. Smith Literary Award in 1990.



Translations of Homer Odyssey

Translations of Homer  Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079357078
Release 2008
Pages 327
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The Odyssey Literary Touchstone Edition

The Odyssey   Literary Touchstone Edition Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781580493895
Release 2006-01-01
Pages 278
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This Prestwick House Literary Touchstone Classic? includes a glossary and reader?s notes to help the modern reader contend with the Odyssey?s vocabulary and references to Greek mythology.The epic tale of Odysseus? ten-year journey after the defeat of Troy is, at once, a thrilling adventure story, a passionate love story, and a fantasy rooted in ancient history. It is also the cornerstone on which much of Western literature and thought is based. Three thousand years after ancient bards plucked their lyres and sang the adventures of gods and heroes, we still see much of ourselves in the tales of Odysseus and his men as they battle natural and supernatural forces?and their own human nature?to find their way home.



Odyssey

Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 0871298619
Release 1998
Pages 61
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The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer Author Homer
ISBN-10 0553213997
Release 1991
Pages 560
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A highly regarded translator of Virgil and Dante bends his efforts to Homer's masterful work, offering a new verse translation of the epic tale of one man's dangerous ten-year struggle to return home to his loyal wife, Penelope, after years on the battlefields of Troy. Reissue.



The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer Author Homer Homer
ISBN-10 0243935110
Release 2017-03-16
Pages 462
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Excerpt from The Odyssey of Homer: Books I.-XII; The Text, and an English Version in Rhythmic Prose Originally spoken to a primitive world. But let me ao knowledge that where such lapses occur they are due, not to approval, but to lack of power. I hope my readers may count them blemishes. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.com This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.



The Iliad The Odyssey

The Iliad   The Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781627931458
Release 2013-04-29
Pages 505
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The Iliad: Join Achilles at the Gates of Troy as he slays Hector to Avenge the death of Patroclus. Here is a story of love and war, hope and despair, and honor and glory. The recent major motion picture Helen of Troy staring Brad Pitt proves that this epic is as relevant today as it was twenty five hundred years ago when it was first written. So journey back to the Trojan War with Homer and relive the grandest adventure of all times. The Odyssey: Journey with Ulysses as he battles to bring his victorious, but decimated, troops home from the Trojan War, dogged by the wrath of the god Poseidon at every turn. Having been away for twenty years, little does he know what awaits him when he finally makes his way home. These two books are some of the most import books in the literary cannon, having influenced virtually every adventure tale ever told. And yet they are still accessible and immediate and now you can have both in one binding.



Homer s Odyssey

Homer s Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 0671005022
Release 1974-07-01
Pages 119
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The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer Author
ISBN-10 0819620122
Release 1965
Pages 327
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Pope s Homer

Pope s Homer Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781455425723
Release 2012-01-01
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Homer's classic tales of the Trojan War and its aftermath, in the 18th century verse (heroic couplet) translation of Alexander Pope.