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📒The Odyssey ✍ Homer
✏The Odyssey Book Summary : '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 ✍ Homer
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📒The Art Of The Odyssey ✍ Howard W. Clarke
✏The Art of the Odyssey Book Summary : This is a literary explication aimed at helping the first-time reader more fully to appreciate and understand the Odyssey. The book includes a chronology, extensive notes, and suggestions for further reading.
📒The Making Of The Odyssey ✍ Martin Litchfield West
✏The Making of the Odyssey Book Summary : 'The Making of the Odyssey' is a penetrating study of the background, composition, and artistry of the Homeric Odyssey, which places the poem in its late seventh-century context in relation to the 'Iliad' and other poetry of the time.
📒The Suitors In The Odyssey ✍ Martin Steinrück
✏The Suitors in the Odyssey Book Summary : The suitors in the "Odyssey" strikingly resemble a very specific audience of iambic poets such as Archilochus or Semonides. Justifying these young men's deaths, the "Odyssey" engages in a polemic intertext with Archilochus' attacks against the threatening epic discourse. This study is concerned with reading both the traces of this often hidden quarrel in the "Odyssey" and the answers we can find within the iambic texts. Although iambus and epos have been connected in earlier studies, the direct portrait of the iambic audience within the "Odyssey" has not been examined. This book allows the reader to see these issues in the larger social context.
📒Homer S The Odyssey ✍ Harold Bloom
✏Homer s The Odyssey Book Summary : Presents a collection of critical essays on the ancient Greek epic that analyze its structure, characters, plot, and themes.
📒Reality And Allegory In The Odyssey ✍ Lewis G. Pocock
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✏The Odyssey of Homer Translated by Alexander Pope Book Summary :
📒The Meaning Of Meat And The Structure Of The Odyssey ✍ Egbert J. Bakker
✏The Meaning of Meat and the Structure of the Odyssey Book Summary : A literary study of the Odyssey based on the central economic and symbolic importance of the eating of meat.
📒Reading The Odyssey ✍ Seth L. Schein
✏Reading the Odyssey Book Summary : This wide-ranging collection makes available to specialists and nonspecialists alike important critical work on the Odyssey produced during the last half century. The ten essays address five major concerns: the poem's programmatic representation of social and religious institutions and values; its transformation of folktales and traditional stories into epic adventures; its representation of gender roles and, in particular, of Penelope; its narrative strategies and form; and its relation to the Iliad, especially to that epic's distinctive conception of heroism. In the introduction, Seth L. Schein describes the poetic background to the work and suggests a variety of interpretive approaches, some of which are developed in the essays that follow. These essays include previously published work by Jean-Pierre Vernant, Pierre Vidal-Naquet, Pietro Pucci, and Charles P. Segal. There also are a new essay by Laura M. Slatkin, two revised and expanded ones by Nancy Felson-Rubin and Michael N. Nagler, and three appearing in English for the first time by Uvo Hlscher, Karl Reinhardt, and Vernant. The result is a collection that juxtaposes older, often hard-to-find articles with significant newer pieces in a way that allows for a fruitful dialogue among them.