The odyssey (eBook, 2014) [University of Maryland, College Park]
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The odyssey

The odyssey

Author: Homer; Barry B Powell
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : 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, Greek
Epic poetry, Classical
Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
(DLC) 2014006009
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Barry B Powell
ISBN: 9780190203795 019020379X 9780199360321 0199360324
Language Note: Translated from the Greek.
OCLC Number: 888024800
Description: 1 online resource (xxv, 459 pages) : illustrations, maps
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.


The Odyssey is one of the world's greatest and best loved poems. It has inspired painters, poets, sculptors, and screenwriters; and now Barry Powell, one of the twenty-first century's leading Homeric  Read more...
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Magnetically readable. * Booklist, starred review * [A] clear and energetic translation.... Staying true to Homer's poetic rhythms, Powell avoids the modified iambic lines found in Lattimore's, Read more...

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