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Odyssey : Wordsworth Classics - HOMER


Wordsworth Classics


Paperback Published: 5th May 1992
ISBN: 9781853260254
Number Of Pages: 512
For Ages: 10 - 16 years old

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With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts, Royal Holloway, University of London. 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. This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman's sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of Homer himself, and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, 'On first looking into Chapman's Homer': 'Much have I travelled in the realms of gold...' AUTHOR: The two earliest surviving poetic works of ancient Greece, the 'Iliad' and the 'Odyssey' are attributed to 'Homer', but it seems likely that no such individual existed, the works being developed over an extended period of time until they achieved their final form in the 6th century BC. Whatever their origins, these epic poems were a major influence in the development of Greek culture.

Introductionp. xiii
Note on the Textp. lxiv
Odyssey 1p. 1
Odyssey 2p. 15
Odyssey 3p. 28
Odyssey 4p. 44
Odyssey 5p. 70
Odyssey 6p. 85
Odyssey 7p. 95
Odyssey 8p. 106
Odyssey 9p. 125
Odyssey 10p. 141
Odyssey 11p. 158
Odyssey 12p. 178
Odyssey 13p. 192
Odyssey 14p. 206
Odyssey 15p. 222
Odyssey 16p. 240
Odyssey 17p. 256
Odyssey 18p. 276
Odyssey 19p. 290
Odyssey 20p. 309
Odyssey 21p. 322
Odyssey 22p. 336
Odyssey 23p. 353
Odyssey 24p. 365
Translator's Postscriptp. 382
Glossary of Namesp. 385
Index of Speechesp. 403
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 412
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ISBN: 9781853260254
ISBN-10: 1853260258
Series: Wordsworth Classics
Audience: General
For Ages: 10 - 16 years old
For Grades: 5 - 11
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 512
Published: 5th May 1992
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 12.7  x 2.79
Weight (kg): 0.34

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