The Odyssey (Book, 2014) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

Author: Homer; Herbert Jordan
Publisher: Norman : University of Oklahoma Press, 2014.
Series: Oklahoma series in classical culture, v. 49.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats

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  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Translations into English
Epic poetry
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Herbert Jordan
ISBN: 9780806144122 0806144122
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
OCLC Number: 852488676
Description: xxxv, 406 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Athena seeds Odysseus' return --
Telemachus sails for the mainland --
Telemachus and Nestor --
Telemachus and Menelaus --
Calypso releases Odysseus --
Land of the Phaeacians --
Phaeacian King Alcinous --
Blind minstrel Demodocus --
Lotus eaters and Cyclops --
Captive winds, Laestrygonians, and Circe --
The underworld --
Sirens, Scylla, Charybdis, and Helios' cows --
Odysseus in Ithaca --
Swineherd Eumaeus --
Telemachus returns --
Odysseus and Telemachus --
Odysseus at home, disguised --
Beggar Irus --
The scar --
The suitors' last feast --
The bow --
Death in the great hall --
Odysseus and Penelope --
Odysseus and Laertes.
Series Title: Oklahoma series in classical culture, v. 49.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Herbert Jordan ; introduction by E. Christian Kopff.
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A remarkably fresh and clear translation. As deceptively simple as an Attic frieze, it is at once true to its ancient original and inviting to readers today."" - Luc Sante, translator of Felix Read more...

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