9780140268867

The Odyssey

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  • ISBN13:

    9780140268867

  • ISBN10:

    0140268863

  • Edition: Reprint
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/1/1997
  • Publisher: Penguin Classics

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Summary

If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, 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, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once the timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are 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 savour, 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 alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles' introduction. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.

Author Biography

Robert Fagles, the winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, is Arthur W. Marks '19 Professor of Comparative Literature, Emeritus, at Princeton University and received an honorary Doctor of Letters degree from Yale University.

Bernard Knox is Director Emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, D.C.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Introduction
3(62)
The Spelling and Pronunciation of Homeric Names
65(3)
Maps
Homeric Geography: Mainland Greece
68(2)
Homeric Geography: The Peloponnese
70(2)
Homeric Geography: The Aegean and Asia Minor
72(1)
Inset: Troy and Vicinity
73(4)
HOMER: The Odyssey
Athena Inspires the Prince
77(16)
Telemachus Sets Sail
93(14)
King Nestor Remembers
107(17)
The King and Queen of Sparta
124(28)
Odysseus---Nymph and Shipwreck
152(16)
The Princess and the Stranger
168(11)
Phaeacia's Halls and Gardens
179(12)
A Day for Songs and Contests
191(20)
In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave
211(19)
The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea
230(19)
The Kingdom of the Dead
249(22)
The Cattle of the Sun
271(15)
Ithaca at Last
286(15)
The Loyal Swineherd
301(18)
The Prince Sets Sail for Home
319(19)
Father and Son
338(16)
Stranger at the Gates
354(21)
The Beggar-King of Ithaca
375(15)
Penelope and Her Guest
390(20)
Portents Gather
410(14)
Odysseus Strings His Bow
424(15)
Slaughter in the Hall
439(16)
The Great Rooted Bed
455(13)
Peace
468(35)
NOTES
Translator's Postscript
489(8)
Genealogies
497(4)
Textual Variants from the Oxford Classical Text
501(2)
Notes on the Translation 503(14)
Suggestions for Further Reading 517(4)
Pronouncing Glossary 521

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