Chapman s Homer

Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

ISBN: 1840221178

Category: Fiction

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Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.
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The Iliad and the Odyssey

The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus. This title retells these classic Greek stories with a cartoon style, aiming to make them accessible and fun for young children.

Author: Marcia Williams

Publisher:

ISBN: 1406303488

Category: Greek mythology

Page: 40

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The Iliad tells the story of the war between Greeks and Trojans; the love between Helena and Paris; and the Trojan Horse. The Odyssey depicts the perilous voyage home of the Greek warrior Odysseus. This title retells these classic Greek stories with a cartoon style, aiming to make them accessible and fun for young children.
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The Iliad and the Odyssey Boxed Set

"--Times Literary Supplement "[Green] gets the interpretation right without interrupting the forward motion that is always Homer's aim--and this is one of the great virtues of Green's translation as a whole: its limber fluency.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0520306651

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 1145

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Hailed by reviewers and readers alike, Peter Green's landmark translations of Homer's timeless epics are now available for the first time in this striking and sleekly designed collector-worthy set. With the verve and pathos of the original oral tradition, Green captures the beauty and complexity, the surging thunder and quiet lyricism, of the Iliad and the Odyssey for a new generation of readers. The translations are vivid and careful, accurate without being out of reach, while the detailed synopses and notes include perceptive observations about Homer's characters and themes. This widely acclaimed, must-have collection will be a treasured addition to every reader's bookshelf.
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The Iliad

Contains two of the greatest adventure stories of all time. In this book, the first adventure recounts the war between the Trojans and Achaeans and the personal and tragic struggle of the fiery-tempered Achilles.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435152999

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 752

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Two of the greatest adventure stories of all time, these timeless epics of war, duty, honour and revenge are filled with magic, mystery and an assortment of gods and goddesses who meddle freely in the affairs of men. The Iliad recounts the war between the Trojans and Achaeans and the personal and tragic struggle of the fiery-tempered Achilles. The Odyssey chronicles Odysseus's return from the Trojan War and the trials he endures on his journey home.
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The Iliad The Odyssey

The Iliad & The OdysseyBy Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1543163831

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The Iliad & The OdysseyBy Homer
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The Iliad and The Odyssey

Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions 20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days -- and he is determined not to lose.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 0681452447

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 912

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Around the World in Eighty Days, Phileas Fogg rashly bets his companions 20,000 that he can travel around the entire globe in just eighty days -- and he is determined not to lose. Breaking the well-established routine of his daily life, the reserved Englishman immediately sets off for Dover, accompanied by his hot-blooded French manservant, Passepartout. Traveling by train, steamship, sailboat, sledge, and even elephant, they must overcome storms, kidnappings, natural disasters, Sioux attacks, and the dogged Inspector Fix of Scotland Yard to win the extraordinary wager. Combining exploration, adventure, and a thrilling race against time, Around the World in Eighty Days gripped audiences upon its publication and remains hugely popular to this day.
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The Iliad and the Odyssey

Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad and The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. This edition employs Samuel Butler's classic translations of both texts.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435167945

Category:

Page: 752

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Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad and The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. This edition employs Samuel Butler's classic translations of both texts. The Iliad, which tells of the siege of Troy by the Greeks, is an unforgettable tale of nations at war and of the courage and compassion heroic soldiers show upon the field of battle. The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and the many marvels and challenges he encounters during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War.
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The Iliad the Odyssey Boxed Set

Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving these large-format volumes an extra measure of authenticity and appeal.

Author: Gillian Cross

Publisher: Candlewick Press (MA)

ISBN: 076369813X

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 338

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This handsome boxed set of Homer’s epics — powerfully retold by Gillian Cross and strikingly illustrated by Neil Packer — belongs on every reader’s bookshelf. Epic and thrilling, Homer’s two age-old classics have been revisited countless times. Gillian Cross and Neil Packer’s exquisite versions of The Iliad and The Odyssey make up an essential set for both Homer collectors and readers who have not yet made the acquaintance of Odysseus, Achilles, or Hector. Depicting their actions, and those of the gods they invoke, are vivid, stylistic illustrations reminiscent of Greek pottery, giving these large-format volumes an extra measure of authenticity and appeal. From the raging battles outside the walls of Troy to the strangely surreal ten years it takes Odysseus to journey home, these bold re-envisionings of Homer’s stories are told with simplicity and style — perfect for fans of graphic retellings and mythology enthusiasts alike.
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Aeneid Odyssey Iliad

Three epic poems chronicle the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War, the destruction of Troy, Odysseus's voyage to Ithaca after the war, and the adventures of the prince Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

Author: Virgil

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0147505607

Category: Fiction

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Three epic poems chronicle the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War, the destruction of Troy, Odysseus's voyage to Ithaca after the war, and the adventures of the prince Aeneas after the fall of Troy.
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The Iliad and the Odyssey

Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in durable bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.

Author: Homer

Publisher:

ISBN: 1435145380

Category:

Page: 752

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Homer's two epics of the ancient world, The Iliad & The Odyssey, tell stories as riveting today as when they were written between the eighth and ninth century B.C. The Iliad, which tells of the siege of Troy by the Greeks, is an unforgettable tale of nations at war and of the courage and compassion heroic soldiers show upon the field of battle. The Odyssey is the story of the Greek hero Odysseus and the many marvels and challenges he encounters during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the end of the Trojan War. This edition employs Samuel Butler's classic translations of both texts. The Iliad & The Odyssey is part of Barnes & Noble's series of quality leatherbound volumes. Each title in the series presents a classic work in an attractively designed edition bound in durable bonded leather. These books make elegant additions to any home library.
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Mythology of the Iliad and the Odyssey

Author Karen Bornemann Spies details the heroic adventures in both the Iliad and the Odyssey, and includes informative interpretation and expert commentary, as well as a Question and Answer section.

Author: Karen Bornemann Spies

Publisher: Enslow Publishers, Inc.

ISBN: 9780766061743

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

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Readers will follow Odysseus as he hides in the Trojan horse and retakes Troy, fights the Cyclops, or fights enslavement by the sorceress Circe. Author Karen Bornemann Spies details the heroic adventures in both the Iliad and the Odyssey, and includes informative interpretation and expert commentary, as well as a Question and Answer section.
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Iliad and Odyssey Boxed Set

This beautiful gift set of Robert Fagles' award-winning translations of Homer brings the energy of contemporary language to these enduring heroic epics.

Author: Robert Fagles

Publisher: Penguin Classics

ISBN: 0147712556

Category: Literary Criticism

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This beautiful gift set of Robert Fagles' award-winning translations of Homer brings the energy of contemporary language to these enduring heroic epics.
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The Iliad

A new translation of Homer's ancient masterpiece endeavors to instill the poetic nature of its original language while retaining accuracy, readability, and character vibrancy.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439163375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 466

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A new translation of Homer's ancient masterpiece endeavors to instill the poetic nature of its original language while retaining accuracy, readability, and character vibrancy.
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The Iliad and The Odyssey Butler Edition

After the war, the story switches to the fated Ulysses who mocks the Greek god of the seas and is lost for decades in the waters of the Mediterranean.

Author: Homer

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781773562360

Category:

Page: 450

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When the beautiful Helen is taken away and fall madly in love with Hector of Troy her Greek partner gathers the forces of Greece to fight against the Trojans to get her back. One of the mighty heroes that goes along with the war is the mighty Achilles who manages some great feats in the battle but in the end is cursed by the gods for an act of defilement and dies. After the war, the story switches to the fated Ulysses who mocks the Greek god of the seas and is lost for decades in the waters of the Mediterranean. As he fights with gods and even travels to the realm of the dead to once again return home, his throne is threatened as new suitors seek to claim his wife and his crown back in Greece.
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Approaches to Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century.

Author: Κώστας Μυρσιάδης

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 1433108852

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 262

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Approaches to Homer's 'Iliad' and 'Odyssey' consists of ten original essays on the Iliad and Odyssey by established Homeric scholars and university professors of Greek literature and culture. The anthology offers not only fresh approaches to reading, appreciating, and understanding these Homeric epics, but also attempts to make a case why these works are still relevant in the twenty-first century. Both epics are required reading in most college/university general and world literature courses, as is evident from their inclusion in part or in whole in many standard world literature anthologies. These ten new approaches to the first literary works of Western culture are intended as reading aids for both instructors and students in any college/university classroom in which either of these two Homeric epics are taught.
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The Baltic Origins of Homer s Epic Tales

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.

Author: Felice Vinci

Publisher: Inner Traditions

ISBN: 1594770522

Category: History

Page: 384

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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.
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The Iliad and the Odyssey

Homer's epic poems in a more readable format for today's enthusiasts! The Iliad - the tale of the Trojan War, up to the death of Hector, which all realized spelled the end of the Trojan's chances of winning.

Author: Homer

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 1518763863

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Page: 408

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Homer's epic poems in a more readable format for today's enthusiasts! The Iliad - the tale of the Trojan War, up to the death of Hector, which all realized spelled the end of the Trojan's chances of winning. It was a war the gods just couldn't keep their hands out of! The Odyssey - following Odysseus' epic voyage home after the end of the Trojan War! He faces many of the terrible threats of the old world, as Cyclops, sirens and more try to end his voyage early! If you haven't read it yet, you're missing one of the most influential writings of all times!
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The Iliad The Odyssey Collection

Homer’s twin epics, together in one volume. Presented here in the Alexander Pope translations. The Iliad tells the story of the Trojan War.

Author: Homer

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9780735252721

Category: Poetry

Page: 856

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Homer’s twin epics, together in one volume. Presented here in the Alexander Pope translations. The Iliad tells the story of the Trojan War. Paris, the prince of Troy, has stolen off with Helen, the beautiful wife of Menelaus, the King of Sparta. He leads a coalition of Greek states in a ten-year-long siege of Troy, with the poem picking up the story in the tenth year, and telling of the rivalry between Agamemnon and Achilles. In The Odyssey, in the aftermath of the events of the Trojan war, Ulysses sets sail with his men for the shores of Ithaca, his home, but a failure to properly honour the gods enrages them, and Poseidon exacts revenge on Ulysses, keeping him from his destination and forcing him to wander the world. Meanwhile Penelope,Ulysses’s wife, must fend off the advances of a group of miscreant suitors who are convinced that her husband must have perished. Penguin Random House Canada is proud to bring you high quality, classic works of literature in e-book form. Find more today and rediscover books you never knew you loved.
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The Iliad

" ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek.

Author: Homer

Publisher: University of Michigan Press

ISBN: 0472116177

Category: Poetry

Page: 464

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In 2002, the University of Michigan Press published Rodney Merrill's translation of Homer's Odyssey, an interpretation of the classic that was unique in employing the meter of Homer's original. Praising Merrill's translation of the Odyssey, Gregory Nagy of Harvard wrote, "Merrill's fine ear for the sound of ancient Greek makes the experience of reading his Homer the nearest thing in English to actually hearing Homer. The translator's English renders most faithfully the poet's ancient Greek---not only the words and meaning but even the voice." Merrill has now produced an edition of Homer's Iliad, following the same approach. This form of rendering is particularly relevant to the Iliad, producing a strong musical setting that many elements of the narrative require to come truly to life. Most notable are the many battle scenes, to which the strong meter gives an impetus embodying and making credible the "war-lust" in the deeds of the combatants. For many years, until his retirement, Rodney Merrill taught English composition and comparative literature at Stanford and Berkeley. In addition to his translation of Homer's Odyssey, he is the author of "Chaucer's Broche of Thebes." Jacket photograph © 2007 Museum of Fine Arts, Boston "Other competent translations of Homer exist, but none accomplish what Merrill aims for: to convey to the reader-listener in translation the meaning and the sounds of Homer, coming as close as possible to the poetry of the original. Merrill accomplishes this virtuosic achievement by translating Homer's Greek into English hexameters, a process requiring not only a full understanding of the original Greek, but also an unusual mastery of the sounds, rhythms, and nuances of English." ---Stephen G. Daitz, Professor Emeritus of Classics, City University of New York "This is a faithful and powerful rendition of the original Greek. With his deep understanding of the language, [Merrill] has succeeded in capturing the heroic essence of the Homeric Iliad." ---Gregory Nagy, Francis Jones Professor of Classical Greek Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature, Harvard University, and author of Poetry as Performance: Homer and Beyond
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