The Resource The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson

The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson

Label
The Odyssey
Title
The Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
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Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Composed at the rosy-fingered dawn of world literature almost three millennia ago, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. This fresh, authoritative translation captures the beauty of this ancient poem as well as the drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, none more so than the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this version as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, Emily Wilson's Odyssey sings with a voice that echoes Homer's music; matching the number of lines in the Greek original, the poem sails along at Homer's swift, smooth pace. A fascinating, informative introduction explores the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the poem's major themes, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this is an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of readers
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A new translation of the epic poem, and the first by a woman, brings alive Homer's tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic, and provides an introductory overview of the poem's major themes, controversial origin, and the scope of its influence
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New York Times Notable Book, 2018
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10753852
Cataloging source
SHS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer,
Dewey number
883/.01
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA4025.A5
Literary form
poetry
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilson, Emily R.
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True
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Odysseus,Ơ
Target audience
adult
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
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Publication
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
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  • text
  • cartographic image
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  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Translator's note -- Maps. The world of The Odyssey -- The Aegean and Asia Minor -- Mainland Greece -- The Peloponnese -- The Odyssey. The boy and the goddess -- A dangerous journey -- An old king remembers -- What the sea god said -- From the goddess to the storm -- A princess and her laundry -- A magical kingdom -- The songs of a poet -- A pirate in a shepherd's cave -- The winds and the witch -- The dead -- Difficult choices -- Two tricksters -- A loyal slave -- The prince returns -- Father and son -- Insults and abuse -- Two beggars -- The queen and the beggar -- The last banquet -- An archery contest -- Bloodshed -- The olive tree bed -- Restless spirits
Control code
1053793773
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
592 pages
Isbn
9780393356250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
maps
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent.
  • rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Translator's note -- Maps. The world of The Odyssey -- The Aegean and Asia Minor -- Mainland Greece -- The Peloponnese -- The Odyssey. The boy and the goddess -- A dangerous journey -- An old king remembers -- What the sea god said -- From the goddess to the storm -- A princess and her laundry -- A magical kingdom -- The songs of a poet -- A pirate in a shepherd's cave -- The winds and the witch -- The dead -- Difficult choices -- Two tricksters -- A loyal slave -- The prince returns -- Father and son -- Insults and abuse -- Two beggars -- The queen and the beggar -- The last banquet -- An archery contest -- Bloodshed -- The olive tree bed -- Restless spirits
Control code
1053793773
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
592 pages
Isbn
9780393356250
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Other physical details
maps

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