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Odyssey - Homer, Stanley Lombardo, Sheila Murnaghan
Odyssey
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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.'"
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780872204843 (0872204847)
ASIN: 872204847
Publisher: Hackett Publishing Co.
Pages no: 414
Edition language: English
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Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios
Musings/Träumereien/Devaneios rated it
5.0 Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens)
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...
Aren's Library
Aren's Library rated it
3.0 The Odyssey
Enjoyed this more than the Iliad.
Garden-of-Stars
Garden-of-Stars rated it
3.0 The Odyssey
Considering how fast my professor skimmed over this book I really felt like I was figuring out "The Odyssey" on my own. Some parts were very striking and familiar, for though I never read the entire work from beginning to end there were individual moments, like the encounters with Circe and the Cycl...
Alexlovesbooks
Alexlovesbooks rated it
5.0 Holy crap
This book although a little challenging is a book worth learning and reading. It shows fun and hardship giving an aura of dramatic irony.
inkplot
inkplot rated it
4.0 After all it’s a classic
I wonder if the world spoke in the poetic language used by homer then there would have been fewer confrontations in this world. Don’t believe me? Lets analyze and see through an exampleHomer Version: Oh Flesh of my heartThe times have turned against usFor the Gods have intervenedIn our love for each...
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