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

The Odyssey

Author: Homer; Barry B Powell
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, [2014] ©2014
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry
Epic poetry, Greek
Epic poetry, Classical
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Barry B Powell
ISBN: 9780199925889 0199925887 9780199925896 0199925895 9780199360314 0199360316
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
OCLC Number: 861207415
Description: xxv, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Telemachos in Ithaca --
Telemachos calls an assembly --
Telemachos in Pylos --
Telemachos in Sparta --
Odysseus and Kalypso --
Odysseus and Nausicaa --
Odysseus in the Phaeacian court --
The stranger in town --
Odysseus in the cave of Cyclops --
Odysseus and Kirkē --
Odysseus in the underworld --
Odysseus on the island of the sun --
Home at last --
Odysseus in the pig herder's hut --
The pig herder's tale --
Father and son --
The faithful dog Argos --
Presents from the suitors --
Odysseus' scar --
A vision of doom --
The contest of the bow --
The slaughter of the suitors --
Husband and wife --
Father and son.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell ; foreword by Ian Morris.


Poet and Homeric scholar Barry B. Powell offers a major new translation of this enduring epic poem.  Read more...
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Praise for Barry Powell's translation of The Iliad: "Magnetically readable." --Booklist, starred review"[A] clear and energetic translation.... Staying true to Homer's poetic rhythms, Powell avoids Read more...

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