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The Odyssey

Homer,, Wilson, Emily R., 1971-, Homer. Translation of: Odyssey.,
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"The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version--the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman--this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. Written in iambic pentameter verse and a vivid, contemporary idiom, this engrossing translation matches the number of lines in the Greek original, thus striding at Homer's sprightly pace and singing with a voice that echoes Homer's music. Wilson's Odyssey captures the beauty and enchantment of this ancient poem as well as the suspense and drama of its narrative. Its characters are unforgettable, from the cunning goddess Athena, whose interventions guide and protect the hero, to the awkward teenage son, Telemachus, who struggles to achieve adulthood and find his father; from the cautious, clever, and miserable Penelope, who somehow keeps clamoring suitors at bay during her husband's long absence, to the "complicated" hero himself, a man of many disguises, many tricks, and many moods, who emerges in this translation as a more fully rounded human being than ever before. A fascinating introduction provides an informative overview of the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the major themes of the poem, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influence. Maps drawn especially for this volume, a pronunciation glossary, and extensive notes and summaries of each book make this an Odyssey that will be treasured by a new generation of scholars, students, and general readers alike."--Publisher's description.

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  • 16 of 19 copies available at Westchester Library System.
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Larchmont Public Library 883.01 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31014152509877
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06/03/2024
Briarcliff Manor Public Library 883.01 HOMER (Text)
Nonfiction
31036150855762
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04/26/2024
Bronxville Public Library 883 HOMER (Text)
Nonfiction
31004151654105
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Chappaqua Library 883 HOMER (Text)
Nonfiction
31005600025573
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Croton Free Library 883 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31006151671880
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Hastings-on-Hudson Public Library 883 W (Text)
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31011151453156
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Hendrick Hudson Free Library 883 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31016151620233
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Katonah Village Library 883 H (Text)
Nonfiction
31013151748338
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Mamaroneck Public Library District 883.01 HOM (Text)
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31015152366333
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Mount Pleasant Public Library 883 HOMER (Text)
Nonfiction
31024153366565
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