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The Odyssey (Second Edition)

By: Homer Cook, Albert (Brown University)(Edited by)

Part of the Norton Critical Editions series
0393964051 / 9780393964059
Paperback / softback
Stock expected by 10/06/2020
United States
132 x 213 mm, 414 grams 432 pages
General (US: Trade)  Learn More Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly Undergraduate
Quiz No: 212043, Points 24.00, Book Level 10.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

The English translation of Homer's masterpiece matches the Greek line for line; no other translation is more faithful to the original.

The result is a melodic version that preserves Homer's style. A glossary and a map of the Greek world accompany the text. The Odyssey in Antiquity provides contextual materials and commentary to increase readers' appreciation for literature and life in the Homeric age. A collection of nine assessments of The Odyssey by ancient and medieval writers, including Pindar, Aristotle, Seneca, and Scholia, is featured. Essays by G. S. Kirk and Martin P. Nilsson, respectively, discuss poetic conventions and the socioreligious order Homer depicts. Criticism provides sixteen wide-ranging interpretations of The Odyssey.

Included are seminal essays by Jean Racine, Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, Ezra Pound, Cedric H.

Whitman, and A. C. Goodson. Albert Cook, Elizabeth Storz, Norman Austin, and John Peradotto provide new perspectives on the poem. An updated Selected Bibliography is also included.


2AHA Ancient (Classical) Greek, DCF Poetry by individual poets, DSBB Literary studies: classical, early & medieval, DSC Literary studies: poetry & poets, DSK Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers

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