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The Resource The Odyssey, Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell ; foreword by Ian Morris

The Odyssey, Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell ; foreword by Ian Morris

Label
The Odyssey
Title
The Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell ; foreword by Ian Morris
Creator
Contributor
Author
Translator
Writer of added commentary
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers
Member of
Tone
Writing style
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10319350
Cataloging source
ICU/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer
Dewey number
883/.01
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Language note
Translated from the Greek
LC call number
PA4025.A5
LC item number
P69 2014
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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Powell, Barry B.
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Epic poetry, Classical
  • Epic poetry, Classical
  • Epic poetry, Greek
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell ; foreword by Ian Morris
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Telemachos in Ithaca -- Telemachos calls an assembly -- Telemachos in Pylos -- Telemachos in Sparta -- Odysseus and Kalypso -- Odysseus and Nausicaa -- Odysseus in the Phaeacian court -- The stranger in town -- Odysseus in the cave of Cyclops -- Odysseus and Kirkē -- Odysseus in the underworld -- Odysseus on the island of the sun -- Home at last -- Odysseus in the pig herder's hut -- The pig herder's tale -- Father and son -- The faithful dog Argos -- Presents from the suitors -- Odysseus' scar -- A vision of doom -- The contest of the bow -- The slaughter of the suitors -- Husband and wife -- Father and son
Control code
ocn861207415
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 459 pages
Isbn
9780199360314
Lccn
2014006009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861207415
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translation, introduction, and notes by Barry B. Powell ; foreword by Ian Morris
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 439-440) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Telemachos in Ithaca -- Telemachos calls an assembly -- Telemachos in Pylos -- Telemachos in Sparta -- Odysseus and Kalypso -- Odysseus and Nausicaa -- Odysseus in the Phaeacian court -- The stranger in town -- Odysseus in the cave of Cyclops -- Odysseus and Kirkē -- Odysseus in the underworld -- Odysseus on the island of the sun -- Home at last -- Odysseus in the pig herder's hut -- The pig herder's tale -- Father and son -- The faithful dog Argos -- Presents from the suitors -- Odysseus' scar -- A vision of doom -- The contest of the bow -- The slaughter of the suitors -- Husband and wife -- Father and son
Control code
ocn861207415
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xxv, 459 pages
Isbn
9780199360314
Lccn
2014006009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)861207415

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