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The Iliad by Homer( Book )

3,275 editions published between 1474 and 2020 in 42 languages and held by 32,559 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The centuries old epic about the wrath of Achilles is rendered into modern English verse by a renowned translator and accompanied by an introduction that reassesses the identity of Homer. In Robert Fagles' beautifully rendered text, the Iliad overwhelms us afresh. The huge themes godlike, yet utterly human of savagery and calculation, of destiny defied, of triumph and grief compel our own humanity. Time after time, one pauses and re-reads before continuing. Fagles' voice is always that of a poet and scholar of our own age as he conveys the power of Homer. Robert Fagles and Bernard Knox are to be congratulated and praised on this admirable work
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

2,228 editions published between 1504 and 2020 in 37 languages and held by 17,509 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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
The Odyssey of Homer by Homer( Book )

218 editions published between 1725 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 6,649 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ulysses, on his way home from the Trojan War, encounters resistance from the Sirens, Circe the sorceress, the Cyclops, and other dangers, only to find his wife, Penelope, being pursued by various suitors. Translation by Samuel Butler
The Odyssey by Homer( Recording )

260 editions published between 1967 and 2019 in 3 languages and held by 4,939 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Greek epic tells of the adventures of the hero Odysseus during his perilous and protracted journey home from the Trojan War
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

118 editions published between 1900 and 2018 in 3 languages and held by 3,250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The epic poem recounting the experiences of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War
The Iliad by Homer( Recording )

200 editions published between 1966 and 2019 in 4 languages and held by 3,181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"When Paris of Troy fell in love with Helen of Sparta and took her to his homeland, the princes of Greece launched a fleet of a thousand ships filled with armed men to bring her back. Led by Helen's brother-in-law, Agamemnon, this immense force would besiege Troy for 10 years in a staggering effort to rescue the princess. The Iliad is the story of Achilles, the greatest warrior of this decade-long war, and his desperate but ultimately futile battle against the once magnificent city."--Container
The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

132 editions published between 1919 and 2015 in 4 languages and held by 2,522 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

HOMER, The works assigned to Homer include the earliest and greatest European epic poems, but nothing is known of their Greek author (if not authors) unless it is that his country was Ionia in Asia Minor. To the ancients Homeric poetry at first was all the old epics, especially about Thebes and Troy; then 'Homer' was credited only with the Iliad and the Odyssey which we still have, and some minor poems of which we include Homeric Hymns in the volume containing Hesoid. The 24 books of the Iliad concern the 'anger of Achilles' during the war of the Greeks against Troy, extending from Achilles' quarrel with Agamemnon to the burial of Hector. The Odyssey presents the fortunes of Odysseus and his son Telamachus after the fall of Troy, and Odysseus' return home to Ithaca and his revenge on the rapacious suitors of his wife Penelope. It would require a book to list the work of scholarship done on these marvellous narratives of which part at least of the greatness can be suggested in translation
The Odyssey of Homer : Translated from the Greek, by Alexander Pope, Esq by Homer( )

167 editions published between 1753 and 2018 in English and held by 1,952 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey by Homer( Book )

78 editions published between 1900 and 2019 in English and Korean and held by 1,793 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ten years have passed since the end of the Trojan War, and yet Odysseus, hero of the war and king of Ithaca, has yet to return home. To the kind Phaeacians, upon whose island Odysseus has been shipwrecked, he recounts his wanderings, the torments and trials of the decade past
The Iliad : of Homer. Translated from the Greek, by Alexander Pope, Esq by Homer( )

106 editions published between 1763 and 2018 in English and held by 1,387 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Odyssey of Homer : a new verse translation by Homer( Book )

19 editions published between 1990 and 2003 in English and held by 1,346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A 1990 verse translation of Homer's epic Greek poem, telling of the trails and exile, return and revenge of Odysseus, featuring twelve engravings by Italian-born painter Marialuisa De Romans
Homers Ilias, Gesamtkommentar by Homer( )

3 editions published between 2002 and 2009 in German and held by 1,241 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Homers Ilias by Homer( )

3 editions published in 2008 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 1,231 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Iliad : of Homer. Translated by Mr. Pope by Homer( )

119 editions published between 1718 and 1796 in English and held by 1,206 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Odyssea Homeri a Francisco Griffolino Aretino in latinum translata : die lateinische Odyssee-Übersetzung des Francesco Griffolini by Homer( )

6 editions published in 2011 in 3 languages and held by 1,076 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In about the year 1462 Francesco Griffolini of Arezzo translated the Odyssey of Homer into Latin at the behest of Pope Pius II. In contrast to the most important of his predecessors in the field of Homer translation, Leontius Pilatus, who was still completely committed to the medieval method of literal translation, Griffolini made use of the skills acquired from the masters of humanist Latin and created a prose text which also appealed to classical criteria. This volume offers a critical text of this Odyssey translation edited on the basis of the manuscripts. The extensive introduction provides information about the life and work of Francesco Griffolini, examines his method of translation and clarifies the manuscript transmission of the text. The edition represents a contribution to the history of Homer translation in the Italian renaissance and forms an important basis for further study of the reception of Homer in humanism."--Publisher's website
Homers Ilias : Gesamtkommentar (Basler Kommentar/Bk) by Homer( )

8 editions published in 2009 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Since Ameis-Hentze-Cauer (1868-1913) no comprehensive, scholarly commentary of Homer's Iliad has been published in German. In the meantime considerable progress has been made in many traditional areas of Homeric studies (language, realia, structure etc.). In addition, generally acknowledged new fields such as narratology have been systematically studied. Furthermore, the knowledge of the Mycenaean language (Linear B) and oral poetry provide completely new possibilities of textual constitution and analysis. Using the old Ameis-Hentze-Cauer as a starting point, the new commentary reflects
Iliad by Homer( )

34 editions published between 1880 and 2017 in 4 languages and held by 908 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Book XXII recounts the climax of the Iliad: the fatal encounter between the main defender of Troy and the greatest warrior of the Greeks, which results in the death of Hector and Achilles' revenge for the death of his friend Patroclus; but at the same time adumbrates Achilles' own death and the fall of Troy. The introduction summarises central debates in Homeric scholarship, such as the circumstances of composition and the literary interpretation of an oral poem, and offers synoptic discussions of the structure of the Iliad, the role of the narrator, similes and epithets. There is a separate section on language, which provides a compact list of the most frequent Homeric characteristics. While the introduction is mainly geared at intermediate and advanced students, the commentary is designed for use by both students and professional classicists: it offers up-to-date linguistic guidance, and elucidates narrative techniques, typical elements and central themes"--
Homers Ilias : Gesamtkommentar (Basler Kommentar, BK) by Homer( )

5 editions published in 2009 in German and Greek, Ancient and held by 907 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Der vorliegende Text wurde aus Martin L. Wests Ilias-Edition in der Bibliotheca scriptorum Graecorum et Romanorum Teubneriana (Stuttgart/Leipzig/München 1998/2000) übernommen. Für die Belange des Kommentars hat Martin West den apparatus criticus neu gestaltet und die wichtigsten Hinweise zur Textgestaltung im untenstehenden Abschnitt 'Orthographisches' (S. X-XVI) zusammengefaßt; der Testimonien-Apparat konnte hier entfallen. Einen Abriß der Überlieferungsgeschichte bietet das Kapitel 'Zur Geschichte des Textes' (GT) im Prolegomena-Band. - Eine typographische Besonderheit der vorliegenden Ausgabe stellt die Hervorhebung der direkten Reden durch Kursivsatz dar. Damit wird dem 'Fokalisations'-Unterschied zwischen Erzähler-Text und Figuren-Sprache Rechnung getragen, dem im Kommentar besondere Aufmerksamkeit geschenkt wird (s. dazu das Prolegomena-Kapitel 'Homerische Poetik in Stichwörtern' s.v. 'Sekundäre Fokalisation')
The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Alexander Pope, Esq; by Homer( )

64 editions published between 1743 and 1771 in English and held by 900 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Homers Odyssee by Homer( Book )

380 editions published between 1570 and 2010 in 6 languages and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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