Ὀδύσσεια (Read) Author Homer

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  • Homer
  • English
  • 09 June 2020
  • 9780143039952

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REVIEW Ὀδύσσεια FREE DOWNLOAD ß Ὀδύσσεια DOWNLOAD × HELLOBUY.CO.ZA ½ Homer And background information for the general reader and scholar alike intensifying the strength of Fagles' translationThis is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students Robert Fagles winner of the PENRalph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with Homer's best loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern verse translatio. The Odyssey Homer The Odyssey begins after the end of the ten year Trojan War the subject of the Iliad and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war because he angered the god Poseidon Odysseus son Telemachus is about 20 years old and is sharing his absent father s house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men the Suitors whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them all the while reveling in Odysseus palace and eating up his wealth The Odyssey Characters Odysseus Penelope Helen of Troy Achilles Agamemnon Telemachus Minerva Polyphemus 1973 1337 1344 1349 576 1359

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REVIEW Ὀδύσσεια FREE DOWNLOAD ß Ὀδύσσεια DOWNLOAD × HELLOBUY.CO.ZA ½ Homer S with divine and natural forces during his ten year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance In the myths and legends that are retold here Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud to savor and to treasure for its sheer lyrical masteryRenowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights. I m not normally a praying man but if you re up there please save me Superman Homer SimpsonFollowing James Joyce s lead I used Homer s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel in progressBut how can I a mere mortal do justice to the most famous epic poem ever written An encounter with a work of this magnitude should be shared rather than reviewedHomer is the great great great recurring grand daddy of modern literature and this colossus is as immortal as the gods within it And what a tale this must have been way back in the 8th century BC Then it was sung rather than read and I guess the first to bear witness must have been jigging about in their togas with unbridled excitementAlas I didn t read it in ancient Greek as Homer had intended My copy was transcribed to a Kindle rather than papyri and translated by none other than the genius that was Alexander Pope yep I went old school on thisOdysseus he of the title otherwise known in Latin as Ulysses embarks on a perilous stopstart um odyssey attempting to get home to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan War for a decadeSuch an amazing story overflowing with an abundance of adventure Poor Odysseus having battled treacherous seas wrathful gods enchanting sirens and a Cyclops then has to put up with big bad Poseidon weighing in with some nautical muscle and shipwrecking his boatPlagued by setback after setback the journey home takes TEN gruelling years to complete And as if that wasn t bad enough wife Penelope has meanwhile given up hope of him returning home alive and is being courted by one hundred suitors none of whom are fit to kiss our hero s sandalsThis is by no means a page turner and some background knowledge is reuired to appreciate the finer points Pope has done an amazing job to remain somewhat sympathetic to the timbre of Homer s lyrical story and his rhyming couplets are a thing to behold But when the star of eve with golden lightAdorn d the matron brow of nightBeautifulHomer the poet not the cartoon character has fuelled the imagination of countless authors throughout the centuries and therefore it would be sacrilege for me to award anything less than five heroic stars Empire State Building: The Making of a Landmark justice to the most famous epic poem ever written An encounter with a work of this magnitude should be shared rather than reviewedHomer is the great great great recurring grand daddy of modern literature and this colossus is as immortal as the gods within it And what a tale this must have been way back in the 8th century BC Then it was sung rather than read and I guess the first to bear witness must have been I Love You Almost Always jigging about in their togas with unbridled excitementAlas I didn t read it in ancient Greek as Homer had intended My copy was transcribed to a Kindle rather than papyri and translated by none other than the genius that was Alexander Pope yep I went old school on thisOdysseus he of the title otherwise known in Latin as Ulysses embarks on a perilous stopstart um odyssey attempting to get home to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan War for a decadeSuch an amazing story overflowing with an abundance of adventure Poor Odysseus having battled treacherous seas wrathful gods enchanting sirens and a Cyclops then has to put up with big bad Poseidon weighing in with some nautical muscle and shipwrecking his boatPlagued by setback after setback the Gloom Town journey home takes TEN gruelling years to complete And as if that wasn t bad enough wife Penelope has meanwhile given up hope of him returning home alive and is being courted by one hundred suitors none of whom are fit to kiss our hero s sandalsThis is by no means a page turner and some background knowledge is reuired to appreciate the finer points Pope has done an amazing uinze dias job to remain somewhat sympathetic to the timbre of Homer s lyrical story and his rhyming couplets are a thing to behold But when the star of eve with golden lightAdorn d the matron brow of nightBeautifulHomer the poet not the cartoon character has fuelled the imagination of countless authors throughout the centuries and therefore it would be sacrilege for me to award anything less than five heroic stars

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REVIEW Ὀδύσσεια FREE DOWNLOAD ß Ὀδύσσεια DOWNLOAD × HELLOBUY.CO.ZA ½ Homer Sing to me of the man Muse the man of twists and turnsdriven time and again off course once he had plunderedthe hallowed heights of TroySo begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achievementIf the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounter. Okay so here s what happened I went out after work with the guys we went to a perfectly nice bar this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked and we might have smoked something in the bathroom I m not totally clear on that part and then this gigantic one eyed bouncer kicked us out so we somehow ended up at a strip club The guys were total pigs but not me seriously that s not glitter on my neck And then we totally drove right by these hookers without even stopping and here I am Only a little bit late By the way I crashed the car and six of the guys are in jail Ask for Officer ScyllaEhHomer s right Odysseus version is betterPS Do not try this story at home unless when you get there you re still capable of shooting your arrow into a narrow apertureFagles translation is excellent the new standard and Bernard Knox s enormous introduction is the best Homeric essay I ve ever readA good companion read is Hal Roth s We Followed Odysseus maybe not the most elouent of books but he retraces Odysseus s voyage as best he can in his sailboat which is a pretty rad idea I recreated his route as a Google map here with notes on each of the stops I also wrote summaries of each book of the Odyssey for a book club discussion I ve pasted them in the comments thread below if you re interested The Burning The Haunting of Grey Hills #1 jail Ask for Officer ScyllaEhHomer s right Odysseus version is betterPS Do not try this story at home unless when you get there you re still capable of shooting your arrow into a narrow apertureFagles translation is excellent the new standard and Bernard Knox s enormous introduction is the best Homeric essay I ve ever readA good companion read is Hal Roth s We Followed Odysseus maybe not the most elouent of books but he retraces Odysseus s voyage as best he can in his sailboat which is a pretty rad idea I recreated his route as a Google map here with notes on each of the stops I also wrote summaries of each book of the Odyssey for a book club discussion I ve pasted them in the comments thread below if you re interested