With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts Royal Holloway, University of London Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his... show more
With an Introduction and Notes by Adam Roberts Royal Holloway, University of London Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. His colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2800 years ago. This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman's sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of Homer himself, and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet, 'On first looking into Chapman's Homer': 'Much have I travelled in the realms of gold...'
Publish date: January 1st 2002
Publisher: Wordsworth Editions
Pages no: 488
Edition language: English
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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.
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...
This book although a little challenging is a book worth learning and reading. It shows fun and hardship giving an aura of dramatic irony.