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The Odyssey (Barnes & Noble Classics) [Paperback]

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Pages   384
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.02" Width: 5.23" Height: 1.01"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   May 1, 2003
Publisher   Barnes & Noble Classics
ISBN  1593080093  
EAN  9781593080099  


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Item Description...
The Odyssey, by Homer, is part of the Barnes & Noble Classics series, which offers quality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader, including new scholarship, thoughtful design, and pages of carefully crafted extras. Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes & Noble Classics:
New introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholars Biographies of the authors Chronologies of contemporary historical, biographical, and cultural events Footnotes and endnotes Selective discussions of imitations, parodies, poems, books, plays, paintings, operas, statuary, and films inspired by the work Comments by other famous authors Study questions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectations Bibliographies for further reading Indices & Glossaries, when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest. Barnes & Noble Classics pulls together a constellation of influences—biographical, historical, and literary—to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring works.
 
Long before The Lord of the Rings, Star Wars, and Harry Potter, the ancient Greek poet Homer established the standard for tales of epic quests and heroic journeys with The Odyssey. Crowded with characters, both human and non-human, and bursting with action, The Odyssey details the adventures of Odysseus, king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War, as he struggles to return to his home and his waiting, ever-faithful wife, Penelope.

Along the way he encounters the seductive Circe, who changes men into swine; the gorgeous water-nymph, Calypso, who keeps him a “prisoner of love” for seven years; the terrible, one-eyed, man-eating giant Cyclops; and a host of other ogres, wizards, sirens, and gods. But when he finally reaches Ithaca after ten years of travel, his trials have only begun. There he must battle the scheming noblemen who, thinking him dead, have demanded that Penelope choose one of them to be her new husband—and Ithaca's new king.



Often called the “second work of Western literature” (The Iliad, also by Homer, being the first), The Odyssey is not only a rousing adventure drama, but also a profound meditation on courage, loyalty, family, fate, and undying love. More than three thousand years old, it was the first story to delineate carefully and exhaustively a single character arc — a narrative structure that serves as the foundation and heart of the modern novel. Robert Squillace's revision of George Herbert Palmer's classic prose translation captures the drama and vitality of adventure, while remaining true to the original Homeric language.



Robert Squillace teaches in the Cultural Foundations division of New York University's General Studies Program. He has published numerous essays on literature and the book Modernism, Modernity and Arnold Bennett.



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Richmond Lattimore (1906-1984) was a poet, translator, and longtime professor of Greek at Bryn Mawr College. Richard Martin is the Antony and Isabelle Raubitschek Professor in Classics at Stanford University.



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Good for introductory epic-poem readers.  Sep 13, 2004
This was my first epic adventure, and I was pleased to discover that this translation (Palmer) is arranged in prose rather than poetic stanzas. Very easy to read. Squillace, the editor, contributes admirably by introducing contemporary terms and descriptions that do not detract from the greater work. Were you to ask me which terms were his and which belonged to Palmer's original 1927(9?) translation, I'd have to search, they are that seamless. The Introduction is much better read at the end of the book that before you begin. The footnotes are very interesting, I recommend reading through them all at once (there aren't too many) than flipping to them every time they appear. Keeps the story moving, that way, and they are not critical to the plot. The discussion questions at the end are pretty weak. If only there was a copy of 'the Illiad' to accompany this version of the Odyssey...a terrific story. Highly recommended.
 

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