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The Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York ; London : Penguin, 1997, ©1996.
Series: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Deluxe edView all editions and formats
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"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poesía épica griega
Epic poetry
Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Homer.
Odyssey.
New York : Viking, ©1996
Named Person: Homer.; Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0140268863 9780140268867
Language Note: Translated from the ancient Greek.
OCLC Number: 1057987250
Notes: "This [pbk.] edition contains minor revisions of the text"--Page 496.
Description: 541 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps: Homeric geography : Mainland Greece --
Peloponnese --
Aegean and Asia Minor --
Inset: Troy and vicinity --
Homer: Odyssey : Athena inspires the prince --
Telemachus sets sail --
King Nestor remembers --
King and queen of Sparta --
Odysseus- Nymph and shipwreck --
The princess and the stranger --
Phaeacia's halls and gardens --
A day for songs and contests --
In the one-eyed giant's cave --
The bewitching queen of Aeaea --
The kingdom of the dead --
The cattle of the sun --
Ithaca at last --
The loyal swineherd --
The prince sets sail for home --
Father and son --
Stranger at the gates --
The beggar-king of Ithaca --
Penelope and her guest --
Portents gather --
Odysseus strings his bow --
Slaughter in the hall --
The great rooted bed --
Peace.
Series Title: Penguin classics deluxe edition.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

Abstract:

"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently 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 mastery." "Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students."--Jacket.
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