The Resource The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson

The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson

Label
The Odyssey
Title
The Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer
Dewey number
883/.01
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1971-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wilson, Emily R.
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Translator's note -- Maps. The world of The odyssey -- The Aegean and Asia Minor -- Mainland Greece -- The Peloponnese -- The odyssey. The boy and the goddess -- A dangerous journey -- An old king remembers -- What the sea god said -- From the goddess to the storm -- A princess and her laundry -- A magical kingdom -- The songs of a poet -- A pirate in a shepherd's cave -- The winds and the witch -- The dead -- Difficult choices -- Two tricksters -- A loyal slave -- The prince returns -- Father and son -- Insults and abuse -- Two beggars -- The queen and the beggar -- The last banquet -- An archery contest -- Bloodshed -- The olive tree bed -- Restless spirits
Control code
sky288772918
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
582 pages;
Isbn
9780393089059
Lccn
2017027185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Emily Wilson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Introduction -- Translator's note -- Maps. The world of The odyssey -- The Aegean and Asia Minor -- Mainland Greece -- The Peloponnese -- The odyssey. The boy and the goddess -- A dangerous journey -- An old king remembers -- What the sea god said -- From the goddess to the storm -- A princess and her laundry -- A magical kingdom -- The songs of a poet -- A pirate in a shepherd's cave -- The winds and the witch -- The dead -- Difficult choices -- Two tricksters -- A loyal slave -- The prince returns -- Father and son -- Insults and abuse -- Two beggars -- The queen and the beggar -- The last banquet -- An archery contest -- Bloodshed -- The olive tree bed -- Restless spirits
Control code
sky288772918
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
582 pages;
Isbn
9780393089059
Lccn
2017027185
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.

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