The Odyssey of Homer Several Versions

The Odyssey of Homer  Several Versions Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781465522696
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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 HARVARD:HX5PXX
Release 1871
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 9780191646508
Release 2016-10-20
Pages 448
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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.



The Odyssey of Homer

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

The Odyssey Author Gareth Hinds
ISBN-10 9780763642662
Release 2010
Pages 248
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Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer's epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War.



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



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.



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.



The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer Author Homer
ISBN-10 1110734980
Release 2009-07
Pages 458
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This is a pre-1923 historical reproduction that was curated for quality. Quality assurance was conducted on each of these books in an attempt to remove books with imperfections introduced by the digitization process. Though we have made best efforts - the books may have occasional errors that do not impede the reading experience. We believe this work is culturally important and have elected to bring the book back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide.



Translations of Homer Odyssey

Translations of Homer  Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 UOM:39015079357078
Release 2008
Pages 327
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Odyssey

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

The Odyssey of Homer Author
ISBN-10 0819620122
Release 1965
Pages 327
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Thomas Hobbes Translations of Homer

Thomas Hobbes  Translations of Homer Author Eric Nelson
ISBN-10 0199262144
Release 2008-07-31
Pages 848
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This volume in the Clarendon Edition of the Works of Thomas Hobbes contains his translations of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey, edited by Eric Nelson. Hobbes translated the Homeric poems into English verse during the course of the 1670s, when he was already well into his eighties. These texts constitute his most extensive single undertaking, as well as his last major work. Yet, despite the explosion of interest in Hobbes over the last fifty years, this is the firstmodern critical edition of the Homer translations. Nelson provides extensive annotation detailing Hobbes's interactions with the Greek text of the epics and with other early-modern editions and commentaries, as well a substantial scholarly introduction placing Hobbes's enterprise in the wider context of Restorationpolitics and poetics. Nelson also offers a detailed analysis of the translations themselves, identifying the numerous instances in which Hobbes rewrites the poems in order to bring them into alignment with his views on politics, rhetoric, aesthetics, and theology. Hobbes's Iliads and Odysses of Homer, Nelson suggests, should be regarded as a continuation of Leviathan by other means. This edition will be fascinating reading for anyone interested in early-modern politicalphilosophy, literature, and classical studies.



The Iliad The Odyssey

The Iliad   The Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 9781329046764
Release 2015-04-07
Pages 256
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The Iliad & The Odyssey are both ancient Greek epic poems that are attributed to Homer. Enjoy these classics of western literature together in this easy to read edition. Translation by Samuel Butler.



The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Iliad and the Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 0681980001
Release 2001
Pages 496
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The bending of the bow

The bending of the bow Author Neil Curry
ISBN-10 STANFORD:36105008556859
Release 1993
Pages 63
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A tremendously vital retelling of the closing books in the Odyssey, this should find wide readership among students, teachers, and general readers. The images are reproduced from the drawings Jim Dine made in 1987-88 from Greek and Roman statuary at



The Odyssey

The Odyssey Author Homer
ISBN-10 0863328377
Release 1993
Pages 879
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From Stephen Mitchell, the renowned translator whose Iliad was named one of The New Yorker's Favorite Books of 2011, comes a vivid new translation of the Odyssey, complete with textual notes and an illuminating introductory essay. The hardcover publication of the Odyssey received glowing reviews: The New York Times praised Mitchell's fresh, elegant diction and the care he lavishes on meter, which] brought me closer to the transfigurative experience Keats describes on reading Chapman's Homer; Booklist, in a starred review, said that Mitchell retells the first, still greatest adventure story in Western literature with clarity, sweep, and force; and John Banville, author of The Sea, called this translation a masterpiece. The Odyssey is the original hero's journey, an epic voyage into the unknown, and has inspired other creative work for millennia. With its consummately modern hero, full of guile and wit, always prepared to reinvent himself in order to realize his heart's desire--to return to his home and family after ten years of war--the Odyssey now speaks to us again across 2,600 years. In words of great poetic power, this translation brings Odysseus and his adventures to life as never before. Stephen Mitchell's language keeps the diction close to spoken English, yet its rhythms recreate the oceanic surge of the ancient Greek. Full of imagination and light, beauty and humor, this Odyssey carries you along in a fast stream of action and imagery. Just as Mitchell re-energised the Iliad for a new generation (The Sunday Telegraph), his Odyssey is the noblest, clearest, and most captivating rendition of one of the defining masterpieces of Western literature.