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Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Stanley Lombardo
Publisher: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., ©2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Odyssey tells of the long and painful return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaka, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachos. Even after he finally returns, there are enemies to be fought in his house. The action of the poem covers a huge canvas, ranging widely over time and place, exploring the known and the unknown worlds, involving magic and monsters, gods and ghosts, dangers defied:  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry
Poetry
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Translations into English
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Stanley Lombardo
ISBN: 0872204855 9780872204850 0872204847 9780872204843
OCLC Number: 42862092
Description: lxiv, 414 pages : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction / Jasper Griffin --
A note on the Greek text --
Bk. 1. The Gods, Athene and Telemachos --
Bk. 2. Telemachos and the Suitors --
Bk. 3. Telemachos in Pylos --
Bk. 4. Telemachos in Sparta --
Bk. 5. Odysseus and Kalypso --
Bk. 6. Nausikaa --
Bk. 7. Odysseus in Phaiacia --
Bk. 8. Phaiacian Games and Song --
Bk. 9. The Cyclops --
Bk. 10. Kirke --
Bk. 11. The Underworld --
Bk. 12. Skylla and Charybdis --
Bk. 13. Return to Ithaka --
Bk. 14. Odysseus and Eumaios --
Bk. 15. Telemachos Returns --
Bk. 16. Odysseus and Telemachos --
Bk. 17. Odysseus Comes to his House --
Bk. 18. Odysseus as Beggar --
Bk. 19. Eurykleia Recognises Odysseus --
Bk. 20. Insults and Omens --
Bk. 21. The Trial of the Bow.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Stanley Lombardo ; introduction by Sheila Murnaghan.
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Stanley Lombardo's translation of Homer's classic work aims to offer the distinctive speed and clarity of his other translations.  Read more...

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[Lombardo] has brought his laconic wit and love of the ribald. . . to his version of the Odyssey . His carefully honed syntax gives the narrative energy and a whirlwind pace. The lines, rhythmic and Read more...

 
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