Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad. From the translation: "And when the wine had begun to work on his mind, I spoke these sweet words to him: 'Cyclops You ask me my name, my glorious name, And I will tell it to you. Remember... show more
Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad. From the translation: "And when the wine had begun to work on his mind, I spoke these sweet words to him: 'Cyclops You ask me my name, my glorious name, And I will tell it to you. Remember now, To give me the gift just as you promised. Noman is my name. They call me Noman- My mother, my father, and all my friends too.' He answered from his pitiless heart: 'Noman I will eat last after his friends. Friends first, him last. That's my gift to you.'"
Publish date: March 1st 2000
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
Pages no: 414
Edition language: English
, Read For School
, Classic Literature
I read The Iliad a few years ago after reading The Song of Achilles. I meant to read The Odyssey at some point and now I have. I was originally planning on reading Fagles' translation, but ended up with a copy of Emily Wilson's new translation instead. It is incredibly clear and readable. I found th...
Title : The Odyssey Author: Homer Genre: Mythology Pages: 448 Kindle : got it as a free kindle book book synopsis Odysseus has been away from Ithaca, the Greek city-state under his rule, for ten years while fighting in the Trojan War. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus begins the long journey home t...
I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to read this Meisterwerk, never mind the rest of the immortal trove of Greek literature) you can read it in so many translations that have become classics in their own use of the English l...
Gran obra junto con La Ilíada épicas, sorprendentes, un poco complicadas... pero excelentes. Si no están familiarizad@s con el tema les recomiendo que lean un poco de Mitología y Cultura Griega. Recomiendo estas obras del gran poeta Homero. Sin duda uno de mis favoritos.
Enjoyed this more than the Iliad.