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The Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Edward McCrorie; Richard P Martin
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, ©2004.
Series: Johns Hopkins new translations from antiquity.
Edition/Format:   Book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Poet and translator Edward McCrorie now opens new territory in this rendition, which captures the spare, powerful tone of Homer's epic while engaging contemporary readers with its brisk pace, idiomatic language, and lively characterization. McCrorie closely reproduces the Greek metrical patterns and employs a diction and syntax that reflects the plain, at times stark, quality of Homer's lines rather than later
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Homer.
Odyssey.
Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2004
(OCoLC)607263104
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Edward McCrorie; Richard P Martin
ISBN: 0801868548 9780801868542
OCLC Number: 53183432
Description: xlviii, 418 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Trouble at home --
A gathering and a parting --
In the Great Hall of Nestor --
With Menelaos and Helen --
A raft on the high seas --
Laundry friends --
The warmest welcome --
Songs, challenges, dances, and gifts --
A battle, the Lotos, and a savage's cave --
Mad winds, laistrugonians, and an enchantress --
The land of the dead --
Evil song, a deadly strait, and forbidden herds --
A strange arrival home --
The house of the Swineherd --
Son and father converging --
Father and son reunited --
Unknown in his own house --
Fights in the Great Hall --
Memory and dream in the palace --
Dawn of the death-day --
The stringing of the bow --
Revenge in the Great Hall --
Husband and wife at last --
Last tensions and peace.
Series Title: Johns Hopkins new translations from antiquity.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Edward McCrorie ; with an introduction and notes by Richard P. Martin.
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