Zeus in the Odyssey

Zeus in the Odyssey
A Book

by Jim Marks

  • Publisher : Harvard Univ Center for Hellenic
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 175
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book makes the case that the plot of the Odyssey is represented within the narrative as a plan of Zeus, Dios boulê, that serves as a guide for the performing poet and as a hermeneutic for the audience. The "Zeus-centric" reading proposed here offers fresh perspectives on the tenor of interactions among the Odyssey's characters.

Zeus in the Iliad and in the Odyssey A Chorizontic Argument

Zeus in the Iliad and in the Odyssey A Chorizontic Argument
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by John A. Scott,University of St. Andrews. Library. Shewan Collection

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1917
  • Pages : 2
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey
A Book

by Homer

  • Publisher : University of Oklahoma Press
  • Release : 2014-01-14
  • Pages : 444
  • ISBN : 0806145552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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One of the two major ancient Greek epics, Homer’s Odyssey, has been a classic of Western Literature for centuries. This new translation into spare, elegant blank verse is certain to attract the same praise and admiration as Herbert Jordan’s translation of Homer’s Iliad. In keeping with the style of his Iliad, Jordan renders the Odyssey line-for-line in iambic pentameter, a pleasing five-beat meter as used by Shakespeare and by his contemporary George Chapman, the first great translator of Homer into English verse. Jordan deftly pilots Homer’s dactyls and extended metaphors, capturing the essence of the poet’s meanings while avoiding an overly literal or colloquial style. This edition features maps of the Aegean region and Odysseus’ travels, explanatory notes, a pronunciation glossary of nouns, and an index of similes. E. Christian Kopff’s introduction parses the Odyssey’s meaning and intent, and contextualizes the poem within the larger epic tradition. Readers never tire of the story of Odysseus’ return home from the Trojan War. This lively and energetic rendition invites twenty-first-century readers and students of Homer’s epic to experience these adventures as if for the first time.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

by Gareth Hinds

  • Publisher : Gareth Hinds
  • Release : 2010-10-12
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN : 1893131394
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fresh from his triumphs in the Trojan War, Odysseus, King of Ithaca, wants nothing more than to return home to his family. Instead, he offends the sea god, Poseidon, who dooms him to years of shipwreck and wandering. Battling man-eating monsters, violent storms, and the supernatural seductions of sirens and sorceresses, Odysseus will need all his strength and cunning--and a little help from Mount Olympus--to make his way home and seize his kingdom from the schemers who seek to wed his queen and usurp his throne. Award-winning graphic artist Gareth Hinds masterfully reinterprets a story of heroism, adventure, and high action that has been told and retold for more than 2,500 years--though never quite like this. With bold imagery and an ear tuned to the music of Homer’s epic poem, Gareth Hinds reinterprets the ancient classic as it’s never been told before.

Odysseus and the Dike of Zeus

Odysseus and the Dike of Zeus
An Unheroic Interpretation of the Odyssey

by Denis Eugene Kelly

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1968
  • Pages : 162
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Homer: Odyssey XIII and XIV

Homer: Odyssey XIII and XIV
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by Homer

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2014-01-09
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0521763541
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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New edition of the Greek text suitable for upper-level students, with full attention to literary-critical and linguistic matters.

Who Let the Gods Out? 3: Beyond the Odyssey

Who Let the Gods Out? 3: Beyond the Odyssey
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by Maz Evans

  • Publisher : Chicken House
  • Release : 2018-04-05
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1911490176
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Elliot's life is spiralling out of control and his mum's health is worsening. The gods are determined to embark on the quest for the third chaos stone. But Elliot has heard of a mythical potion rumoured to cure all ills ... could he save his mum, even if it means sacrificing the fate of the world?

Homer: The Odyssey

Homer: The Odyssey
A Book

by Jasper Griffin

  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 2004
  • Pages : 103
  • ISBN : 9780521539784
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This handy guide to The Odyssey will introduce students to a text, which has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years. Readers will be introduced to the world in that the Odyssey was produced, to the text itself and to its origins in oral poetry. This volume gives a summary of the poem and examines its structure. The unity, values and techniques of the poem are clearly outlined, as are the reasons for its longstanding appeal. This guide delves into the diverse world of the story; that of monsters, gods, and enchantresses which interacts with the very different world of the home, marriage and the family. Students will be introduced to the essential themes of loyalty and betrayal, and guided through the narrative of Odysseus' adventures, which also illustrate the workings of the world and the justice of heaven. Readers will also find a very helpful guide to further reading.

Homeric Moments

Homeric Moments
Clues to Delight in Reading the Odyssey and the Iliad

by Eva Brann

  • Publisher : Paul Dry Books
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 326
  • ISBN : 1589882806
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Fifty years of reading Homer—both alone and with students—prepared Eva Brann to bring the Odyssey and the Iliad back to life for today's readers. In Homeric Moments, she brilliantly conveys the unique delights of Homer's epics as she focuses on the crucial scenes, or moments, that mark the high points of the narratives: Penelope and Odysseus, faithful wife and returning husband, sit face to face at their own hearth for the first time in twenty years; young Telemachus, with his father Odysseus at his side, boldly confronts the angry suitors; Achilles gives way to boundless grief at the death of his friend Patroclus. Eva Brann demonstrates a way of reading Homer's poems that yields up their hidden treasures. With an alert eye for Homer's extraordinary visual effects and a keen ear for the musicality of his language, she helps the reader see the flickering campfires of the Greeks and hear the roar of the surf and the singing of nymphs. In Homeric Moments, Brann takes readers beneath the captivating surface of the poems to explore the inner connections and layers of meaning that have made the epics "the marvel of the ages." "Written with wit and clarity, this book will be of value to those reading the Odyssey and the Iliad for the first time and to those teaching it to beginners."—Library Journal "Homeric Moments is a feast for the mind and the imagination, laid out in clear and delicious prose. With Brann, old friends of Homer and new acquaintances alike will rejoice in the beauty, and above all the humanity, of the epics." —Jacob Howland, University of Tulsa, Author of The Paradox of Political Philosophy "In Homeric Moments, Eva Brann lovingly leads us, as she has surely led countless students, through the gallery of delights that is Homer's poetry. Brann's enthusiasm is as infectious as her deep familiarity with the works is illuminating."—Rachel Hadas "Brann invites us to enter a conversation [about Homer] in which information and formal arguments jostle with appreciations and frank conjectures and surmises to increase our pleasure and deepen the inward dimension of our humanity."—Richard Freis, Millsaps College "For anyone eager to experience the profundity and charm of Homer's great epic poems, Eva Brann's book will serve as a passionate and engaging guide. Brann displays a deep sensitivity to the cadence and flow of Homeric poetry, and the kind of knowing intimacy with its characters that comes from years of teaching and contemplation. Her relaxed but informative approach succeeds in conveying the grandeur of the great Homeric heroes, while making them continually resonate for our own lives. Brann helps us see that this poetry has an urgency for our own era as much as it did for a distant past."—Ralph M. Rosen, University of Pennsylvania, Author of Old Comedy and The Iambographic Tradition "The most enjoyable books about Homer are always written by those who have read and taught him the most. Eva Brann's collection of astute observations, unusual asides, and visual snapshots of the Iliad and the Odyssey reveals a lifelong friendship with the poet, and is as pleasurable as it is informative. Homeric Moments is rare erudition without pedantry, in a tone marked by good sense without levity."—Victor Davis Hanson, author of The Other Greeks and co-author of Who Killed Homer?

The Suitors in the Odyssey

The Suitors in the Odyssey
The Clash Between Homer and Archilochus

by Martin Steinrück

  • Publisher : Peter Lang
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : 9781433104756
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
A Book

by Richmond Lattimore

  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release : 2009-03-17
  • Pages : 400
  • ISBN : 006176020X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Homer’s great epic The Odyssey—one of Western literature’s most enduring and important works—translated by Richmond Lattimore A classic for the ages, The Odyssey recounts Odysseus’ journey home after the Trojan War—and the obstacles he faces along the way to reclaim his throne, kingdom, and family in Ithaca. During his absence, his steadfast and clever wife, Penelope, and now teenaged son, Telemachus, have lived under the constant threat of ruthless suitors, all desperate to court Penelope and claim the throne. As the suitors plot Telemachus’ murder, the gods debate Odysseus’ fate. With help from the goddess Athena, the scattered family bides their time as Odysseus battles his way through storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops, the isle of witch-goddess Circe, the deadly Sirens’ song, a trek through the Underworld, and the omnipresent wrath of the scorned god Poseidon. An American poet and classicist, Richmond Lattimore’s translation of The Odyssey is widely considered among the best available in the English language. Lattimore breathes modern life into Homer’s epic, bringing this classic work of heroes, monsters, vengeful gods, treachery, and redemption to life for modern readers.

The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer
A Book

by Homer

  • Publisher : Bantam Classics
  • Release : 2005-12-06
  • Pages : 560
  • ISBN : 0553897772
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War has inspired writers from Virgil to James Joyce. Odysseus survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens' song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal wife, Penelope. Favorite of the gods, Odysseus embodies the energy, intellect, and resourcefulness that were of highest value to the ancients and that remain ideals in out time. In this new verse translation, Allen Mandelbaum--celebrated poet and translator of Virgil's Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy --realizes the power and beauty of the original Greek verse and demonstrates why the epic tale of The Odyssey has captured the human imagination for nearly three thousand years.

The Iliad, the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes Or Less

The Iliad, the Odyssey and All of Greek Mythology in 99 Minutes Or Less
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by Jay Hopkins,John Hunter

  • Publisher : Samuel French, Inc.
  • Release : 2008
  • Pages : 108
  • ISBN : 0573663874
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Actors will each play 18 to 32 characters. On a simple stage, with the clock ticking in front of everyone?s eyes, the cast speeds through all of Greek mythology plus the Iliad and the Odyssey. This fast, funny, modernized version is easy for today's audiences to understand.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
A Book

by Homer,Frederic Will

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2005-07-01
  • Pages : 416
  • ISBN : 1416500367
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago.

Homer and the Odyssey

Homer and the Odyssey
A Book

by Suzanne Saïd,Ruth Webb

  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release : 2011-09-22
  • Pages : 420
  • ISBN : 0199542848
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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With an introduction to the oral tradition which lay at the source of the Homeric epics and a discussion on the reception of the Homeric poems in Antiquity, this volume explores the mysterious figure of Homer, an author about whom little is known. Ruth Webb's translation is a revised and much expanded version of the original French text.

The Iliad - the Poem of Zeus

The Iliad - the Poem of Zeus
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by Pietro Pucci

  • Publisher : Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
  • Release : 2018-09-10
  • Pages : 299
  • ISBN : 3110601540
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The scholarly tendency has too often weakened the conspicuous novelty and originality that characterizes Zeus in the Iliad. This book remedies that tendency and depicts the extraordinary figure of Zeus: lord (or impersonation) of lightning and thunders, exclusive master of human destiny --and therefore of human history—and chief of Olympus. This unique personality endowed with polyvalent powers represents itself the conflict between superhuman moral indifference for mortal destiny and anthropomorphic feelings for human beings: he both preordains the death of his son and weeps on his demise. Zeus embodies the Mysterium tremendum. This new Zeus cannot glance at the past image that the tradition painted of him without smiling at its simplicity and disrespect: a parodic or amusing tone surrounds him as he refers or is referred to aspects of his traditional image. The great characters of the Poem give two wise responses to Zeus, lord of destiny: "heroic death" or serene acceptance. We, the readers, are expected to react in the same way.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey
A Book

by Homer,R. L. Eickhoff

  • Publisher : Macmillan
  • Release : 2001-11-17
  • Pages : 432
  • ISBN : 0312866690
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Offers a new translation of Homer's epic masterpiece that chronicles the exploits and adventures of Odysseus as he struggles to return home to Ithaca and his beloved wife, Penelope, after the fall of Troy.

The Odyssey 1 & 2

The Odyssey 1 & 2
A Book

by Homer

  • Publisher : Aris and Phillips Classical Te
  • Release : 1991
  • Pages : 153
  • ISBN : 0856684694
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This edition is produced with particular concern for the student coming to Homer for the first time. The text is given with facing translation and commentary, but the usual apparatus criticus at the bottom of each page is replaced by brief notes on Homeric language. This makes the text considerably more accessible for those without Homeric Greek.

Divine Purpose and Heroic Response in Homer and Virgil

Divine Purpose and Heroic Response in Homer and Virgil
The Political Plan of Zeus

by John Alvis

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 269
  • ISBN : 9780847680153
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Taking a critical perspective more political than that usually adopted by classicists, John Alvis demonstrates in this study that the Iliad, Odyssey and Aeneid each present a distinct political teaching regarding human ends and the form of civil society most conducive to the realization of those ends. Referring to the mysterious 'plan of Zeus' announced in the opening lines of the Iliad but never explained, Alvis argues that both Homer's Zeus and Virgil's Jupiter guide their heroes to embody principles of natural justice that in turn found political constitutions. The Political Plan of Zeus represents the first comprehensive theory of the meaning of Zeus's providence in both Homeric poems, a new interpretation of the muse in Homer, and the first attempt to compare the Aeneid with Platonic-Aristotelian teaching on the nature of man and the problem of empire. This book will be of interest to upper-level undergraduates and scholars of politics, philosophy, and the classics.

The Art of the Odyssey

The Art of the Odyssey
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by Howard W. Clarke

  • Publisher : Bristol Classical Press
  • Release : 1994-02-24
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN : 9781853990526
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This is a literary explication to the Odyssey. The book includes a chronology, extensive notes, and suggestions for further reading.