9780143039952

The Odyssey

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  • ISBN13:

    9780143039952

  • ISBN10:

    0143039954

  • Edition: Revised
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2006-10-31
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd

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Summary

When Robert Faglesrs" translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece. Now one of the great translators of our time presents us with the Odyssey, Homerrs"s best-loved poem, recounting Odysseusrs" wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the 'man of twists and turns' meets the challenges of gods and monsters, only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wifers"s suitors. In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homerrs"s original in a bold, contemporary idiom.

Author Biography

Homer (c. 8th century BC) is considered the greatest of Greek poets.

Robert Fagles has been awarded the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and an Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.

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
1. Homeric Geography: Mainland Greece
68(2)
2. Homeric Geography: The Peloponnese
70(2)
3. Homeric Geography: The Aegean and Asia Minor
72(5)
Inset: Troy and Vicinity
73
HOMER: The Odyssey
BOOK 1: Athena Inspires the Prince
77(16)
BOOK 2: Telemachus Sets Sail
93(14)
BOOK 3: King Nestor Remembers
107(17)
BOOK 4: The King and Queen of Sparta
124(28)
BOOK 5: Odysseus—Nymph and Shipwreck
152(16)
BOOK 6: The Princess and the Stranger
168(11)
BOOK 7: Phaeacia's Halls and Gardens
179(12)
BOOK 8: A Day for Songs and Contests
191(20)
BOOK 9: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave
211(19)
BOOK 10: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea
230(19)
BOOK 11: The Kingdom of the Dead
249(22)
BOOK 12: The Cattle of the Sun
271(15)
BOOK 13: Ithaca at Last
286(15)
BOOK 14: The Loyal Swineherd
301(18)
BOOK 15: The Prince Sets Sail for Home
319(19)
BOOK 16: Father and Son
338(16)
BOOK 17: Stranger at the Gates
354(21)
BOOK 18: The Beggar-King of Ithaca
375(15)
BOOK 19: Penelope and Her Guest
390(20)
BOOK 20: Portents Gather
410(14)
BOOK 21: Odysseus Strings His Bow
424(15)
BOOK 22: Slaughter in the Hall
439(16)
BOOK 23: The Great Rooted Bed
455(13)
BOOK 24: Peace
468(21)
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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