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The Resource The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox

The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox

Label
The Odyssey
Title
The Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of introduction
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery." "Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
TDL
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer
Dewey number
883.01
Illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
no index present
Language note
Translated from the ancient Greek
LC call number
PA4025.A5
LC item number
F34 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1914-2010
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Fagles, Robert
  • Knox, Bernard
Series statement
Penguin classics deluxe edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odysseus
  • Odysseus
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Epic poetry, Greek
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This [pbk.] edition contains minor revisions of the text"--Page 496
  • Originally published: New York, New York : Penguin, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-520)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names -- Maps: Homeric geography : Mainland Greece -- Peloponnese -- Aegean and Asia Minor -- Inset: Troy and vicinity -- Homer: Odyssey : Athena inspires the prince -- Telemachus sets sail -- King Nestor remembers -- King and queen of Sparta -- Odysseus- Nymph and shipwreck -- The princess and the stranger -- Phaeacia's halls and gardens -- A day for songs and contests -- In the one-eyed giant's cave -- The bewitching queen of Aeaea -- The kingdom of the dead -- The cattle of the sun -- Ithaca at last -- The loyal swineherd -- The prince sets sail for home -- Father and son -- Stranger at the gates -- The beggar-king of Ithaca -- Penelope and her guest -- Portents gather -- Odysseus strings his bow -- Slaughter in the hall -- The great rooted bed -- Peace
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9780140268867
Lccn
96017280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • ocm37908303
  • (OCoLC)37908303
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "This [pbk.] edition contains minor revisions of the text"--Page 496
  • Originally published: New York, New York : Penguin, 1996
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 517-520)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names -- Maps: Homeric geography : Mainland Greece -- Peloponnese -- Aegean and Asia Minor -- Inset: Troy and vicinity -- Homer: Odyssey : Athena inspires the prince -- Telemachus sets sail -- King Nestor remembers -- King and queen of Sparta -- Odysseus- Nymph and shipwreck -- The princess and the stranger -- Phaeacia's halls and gardens -- A day for songs and contests -- In the one-eyed giant's cave -- The bewitching queen of Aeaea -- The kingdom of the dead -- The cattle of the sun -- Ithaca at last -- The loyal swineherd -- The prince sets sail for home -- Father and son -- Stranger at the gates -- The beggar-king of Ithaca -- Penelope and her guest -- Portents gather -- Odysseus strings his bow -- Slaughter in the hall -- The great rooted bed -- Peace
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
541 pages
Isbn
9780140268867
Lccn
96017280
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
maps, genealogical tables
System control number
  • ocm37908303
  • (OCoLC)37908303

Library Locations

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