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The Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Robert Fitzgerald
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux edView all editions and formats
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A reprint of the ancient Greek epic with an introduction giving the background to the times, viz. "The ceremonies of civilization do not mean much to us today; we tend to see them as insincere ... To Homer they are very beautiful and their violation a more serious matter than we can imagine."
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Translations into English
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fitzgerald
ISBN: 0374224382 9780374224387 0374525749 9780374525743
OCLC Number: 40518902
Description: lxx, 515 pages : map ; 22 cm
Contents: The poem of Odysseus / D.S. Carne-Ross --
Map of Homer's world --
The Odyssey. A goddess intervenes --
A hero's son awakens --
The lord of the Western approaches --
The red-haired King and his lady --
Sweet nymph and open sea --
The princess at the river --
Gardens and firelight --
The songs of the Harper --
New coasts and Poseidon's son --
The grace of the witch --
A gathering of shades --
Sea perils and defeat --
One more strange island --
Hospitality in the forest --
How they came to Ithaka --
Father and son --
The beggar at the manor --
Blows and a Queen's beauty --
Recognitions and a dream --
Signs and a vision --
The test of the bow --
Death in the Great Hall --
The trunk of the olive tree --
Warriors, farewell --
Critical writing on The Odyssey and Homeric poetry.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fitzgerald ; introduction by D.S. Carne-Ross.
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A reprint of the ancient Greek epic with an introduction giving the background to the times, viz. "The ceremonies of civilization do not mean much to us today; we tend to see them as insincere ... To Homer they are very beautiful and their violation a more serious matter than we can imagine."

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