The Wanderings of Odysseus

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: Laurel Leaf

ISBN: 9780553494822

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 162

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For Greek myth fans, those who can’t get enough of the D'Aulaires' Book of Greek Myths, and readers who have aged out of Rick Riordan, this classroom staple and mythology classic is perfect for learning about the ancient myths! King Odysseus and the Greeks have triumphed over the Trojans. At long last, they are able to set sail for home and the loving family Odysseus left behind. But for the heroic king, the return voyage holds hazards far greater than any he faced during the war. Forced by treacherous winds into unknown seas, Odysseus and his crew must face deadly perils: the flesh-eating Cyclops, Circe and her deadly enchantments, and the soul-chilling Land of the Dead and more. Rosemary Sutcliff’s reimagining of the classic epic The Odysseus is woven through with a spectacular cast of men, magicians, and monsters. Odysseus’ harrowing journey home to his family and kingdom tests the limits of his strength, and the power of his will. Homer's epic poem, The Odyssey, is one of the greatest adventure stories of all time and Rosemary Sutcliff stays true to the classic tale and characters in this authentic retelling rich with drama, magic, and heroism. Don’t miss Black Ships Before Troy, the companion to The Wanderings of Odysseus, and follow Odysseus and his crew as they fight in the epic battle against the Trojans.
The Wanderings of Odysseus

Author: Paul Murgatroyd

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1527573141

Category: Epic poetry, Greek

Page: 265

View: 137

This work concerns the wanderings of Odysseus, from the fall of Troy to his return to Ithaca in books five to thirteen in Homerâ (TM)s epic poem The Odyssey. It provides a reliable and readable translation of substantial parts of those books and a summary of the remaining parts, together with in-depth literary analysis intended to enhance critical appreciation and plain enjoyment of what is the most famous and appealing segment of Homerâ (TM)s epic. The book also includes exercises, topics for investigation and references to other scholars and classical authors in order to extend the readerâ (TM)s engagement with The Odyssey.
People and Themes in Homer's Odyssey

Author: Agathe Thornton

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317694632

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 178

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Published in 1970, this important work interprets the poem with a focus on the idiosyncrasies of its originally oral composition. In part I, the main themes of the Odyssey such as ‘guest-friendship’ and ‘testing’ are investigated. The incorporation of these and other themes, such as ‘omens’ and the ‘homecomings of the Achaeans’, into the dramatic construction of the whole epic is also examined. In Part II, the main characters of the Odyssey are described: the Suitors, Telemachus, Odysseus and Penelope. So too are Theoclymenus and Laertes, whom traditional criticism has maligned or disregarded. The analysis of the characters tries to illumine features which are challenging for the contemporary reader. In the conclusion, the ‘plan’ of the Odyssey is reconstructed. The author argues that it would probably have been performed over the course of three days: two sessions each day, with each recitation maintaining its own artistic unity.
The winnowing oar - New Perspectives in Homeric Studies

Author: Christos Tsagalis

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110559873

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 317

View: 882

In the wake of recent advances in the treatment of longstanding problems pertaining to the interpretation of Homeric poetry, this volume brings together cutting-edge research from a cohort of acclaimed scholars on Homer and the Homeric Hymns. The variety of topics covered spans the entire field of Homeric philology: the methods and solutions provided for a new edition of the Odyssey, the puzzle of the relation between the festival of the Panathenaea and the Homeric text, the disclosure of the meaning of notorious cruces pertaining to arcane formulas, the two emblematic heroes of the Iliad and the Odyssey, Achilles and Odysseus, Homeric poetics, the range and use of repetition in a traditional medium, the composition of the Homeric epics, the Apologoi and 'Cyclic' Narrative, as well as the Homeric Hymns to Hermes and Aphrodite.
Polybius, Rome and the Hellenistic World

Author: Frank W. Walbank

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139436052

Category: History

Page: 353

View: 148

This volume contains nineteen of the more important of Frank Walbank's essays on Polybius and is prefaced by a critical discussion of the main aspects of work done on that author. Several of these essays deal with specific historical problems for which Polybius is a major source. Five deal with Polybius as an historian and three with his attitude towards Rome; one of these raises the question of 'treason' in relation to Polybius and Josephus. Finally, two papers discuss Polybius' later fortunes - in England up to the time of John Dryden and in twentieth-century Italy in the work of Gaetano de Sanctis. Several of these essays originally appeared in journals and collections not always easily accessible, and all students of the ancient Mediterranean world will welcome their assembly within a single volume.
A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics

Author: Pierre Destrée

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781444337648

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 547

View: 684

The first of its kind, A Companion to Ancient Aesthetics presents a synoptic view of the arts, which crosses traditional boundaries and explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media—oral, aural, visual, and literary. Investigates the many ways in which the arts were experienced and conceptualized in the ancient world Explores the aesthetic experience of the ancients across a range of media, treating literary, oral, aural, and visual arts together in a single volume Presents an integrated perspective on the major themes of ancient aesthetics which challenges traditional demarcations Raises questions about the similarities and differences between ancient and modern ways of thinking about the place of art in society
The Wanderings of Odysseus

Author: Rosemary Sutcliff

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 1845078284

Category: Children's stories

Page: 125

View: 452

Frances Lincoln is proud to reintroduce Rosemary Sutcliff's The Wanderings of Odysseus, now in an exciting new format. For this dramatic sequel to her Kate Greenaway Award-winning Black Ships Before Troy, Rosemary Sutcliff has transformed Homer's magnificent epic poem The Odyssey into an enthralling traveller's tale with a spectacular cast of men, magicians and monsters. 'Majestically retold in this challenging and captivating version of Homer's epic poem' - 'Sutcliff's prose proves that no computer game or television cartoon surpasses Homer for drama and suspense - The Sunday Times
A Penelopean Poetics

Author: Barbara Clayton

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739107232

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 462

A Penelopean Poetics looks at the relationship between gender ideology and the self-referential poetics fo the Odyssey through the figure of Penelope. Her poetics become a discursive thread through which different feminine voices can realize their resistant capacities. Author, Barbara Clayton, informs discussions in the classics, gender studies, and literary criticism.
Homeric Contexts

Author: Franco Montanari

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter

ISBN: 9783110272017

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 708

View: 948

This volume addresses questions concerning Neoanalysis and Oral theory, the two most fruitful schools of thought in Homeric criticism. It explores the development of Greek myth with respect to the Trojan war; the signs of heroic cult in Homeric poetry; the function of memory; the relation between the catalogue of ships and the Iliadic narrative; the tragedy of Achilles; the travels of Odysseus; the Telemachy and the Nostoi, the false tales and Crete; the imagery of Odyssean similes; language and formulas; the Epic Cycle; Hesiod and Homer; the epic of Alpamysh; the Iliad and the Epic of Gilgamesh.
The Children's Homer

Author: Padraic Colum

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781534440029

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

View: 853

From master storyteller Padriac Colum, winner of a Newbery Honor for The Golden Fleece, comes a collection of fifteen timeless stories inspired by classic Greek literature. Travel back to a mythical time when Achilles, aided by the gods, waged war against the Trojans. And join Odysseus on his journey through murky waters, facing obstacles like the terrifying Scylla and whirring Charybdis, the beautiful enchantress Circe, and the land of the raging Cyclôpes. Using narrative threads from The Iliad and The Odyssey, Padraic Colum weaves a stunning adventure with all the drama and power that Homer intended.