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Free read Ὀδύσσεια õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB The Odyssey by Homer is part of the Barnes Noble Classics  series which offers uality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes Noble ClassicsNew introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholarsBiographies of the authorsChronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural eventsFootnotes and endnotesSelective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the workComments by other famous authorsStudy uestions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectationsBibliographies for further readingIndices and glossaries when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest Barnes Noble Classics pulls t. So my first non school related experience with Homer s classic tale and my most powerful impression beyond the overall splendor of the story wasHOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch Case in point they hauled him out through the doorway into the court lopped his nose and ears with a ruthless knife tore his genitals out for the dogs to eat rawand in manic fury hacked off hands and feet then once they d washed their own hands and feet they went inside again to join odysseustheir work was done here now Their work was done here now What a great line Want violence you say How about slaughtering over 100 house guests for over indulging in your hospitality Can you say overkill And for the true splatter junkies out there you can add in some casual rapes widespread maiming a score of people suishing crew members being chewed and swallowed healthy doses of mutilation and torture and one cyclops blinding That should make even the most discriminating gore hound leg humping happy Yesthat s meguilty However beyond the cockle warming violence and mayhem this is a rocking good story that I enjoyed as in smile on my face thinking this is genuinely cool much than I expected to going into it There is nothing dry or plodding about the story Beautifully written and encompassing themes of love loyalty and heroism while commenting on many facets of the human condition As important as this story is to literature it is above all elseENTERTAINING In fact without its massive entertainment factor I m pretty sure it s overall importance among the classics would be significantly reduced Thankfully there is no risk of that A NOTE ON THE TEXT Before I continue I want to comment on the version I readlistened to because I think can be critical to people s reaction to the story There are a TRUCKLOAD of Odyssey translations out there and from what I ve seen they range wider in uality and faithfulness to the original text than those of almost any other work of Western Literature These versions can differ so much that I believe two people with identical reading tastes could each read a different translation and walk away with vastly different opinions on the work The version I am reviewing and from which the above uote is derived is the Robert Fagles translation which uses contemporary prose and structure while remaining faithful to the content of the original I found it a terrific place for a first experience with this work because of how easy to follow it was Plus I listened to the audio version read by Sir Ian McKellen which was an amazing experience and one I HIGHLY RECOMMEND In addition to the Fagles version I also own the Alexander Pope translation as part of my Easton Press collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written While listening to the Fagles version I would often follow along with the Pope translation and let me tell youthey are vastly different While the overall story is the same the presentation prose and the structure are nothing alike As an example here is the same passage I uoted earlier from the Pope translation Then forth they led and beganTheir bloody work they lopp d away the manMorsel for dogs then trimm d with brazen shears The wretch and shorten d of his nose and ears His hands and feet last felt the cruel steel He roar d and torments gave his soul to hellThey wash and to Ulysses take their waySo ends the bloody business of the day Very different treatments of the same scene In my opinion the Pope language is beautiful and far poetic and lyrical than the Fagles translation However I am glad I started with the Fagles version because it provided me with a much better comprehension of the story itself No head scratching moments Now that I have a firm grounding in the story I plan to go back at some point and read the Pope version so that I can absorb the greater beauty of that translation In a nutshell I m saying that you should make sure you find a translation that works for you That s my two or three cents THE STORY So Odysseus master strategist and tactician not to mention schemer manipulator and liar extraordinaire travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War Delays and detours ensue which take up the first half of the story Most of these travel snags are caused by Poseidon who is grudging on Odysseus for stick poking Poseidon s son ie the Cyclops in the peeper Not to fear Athena goddess of guile and craftiness is a proud sponsor of Odysseus and along with some help for big daddy god Zeus throws Odysseus some Olympian help Odysseus travels are full of great summer blockbuster like entertainment and at the same time explore all manner of Greek daily life as well as touching on many of their beliefs and traditions It really is a perfect blend of fun and brain food From his time on the island homes of the goddesses Calypso and Circe who he gets busy with despite his undying love for his wife Penelopemen huh to his run ins with the giant Laestrygonians and the Lotus eaters ie thugs and drugs and his fateful encounter with the Cyclops Polyphemus Odysseus even takes a jaunt to the underworld where he speaks to Achilles and gets to listen to dead king Agamemnon go on an anti marriage rant because his conniving wife poisoned him to death Homer does a superb job of keeping the story epic while providing the reader with wonderful details about the life of the greek people during this period The man had story telling chops Meanwhile while Odysseus is engaged in the ancient greek version of the Amazing Race back on Ithaca we ve got a full fledged version of the Bachelorette going on as over a hundred suitors are camped out at Odysseus pad trying to get Penelope to give them a rose This has Odysseus son Telemachus on the rage because the suitors are eating drinking and servant boinking him out of his entire inheritance while they wait on Penelope You might think that Telemachus could just kick the freeloaders out but the law of hospitality was huge for the Greeks and the suitor douches use it to full advantage Well Odysseus eventually makes it back to Ithaca alone and in disguise after all of this crew have been eaten suashed drowned or otherwise rendered life impaired Not an easy place to live is ancient Greece Odysseus proceeds to work a web of deceit and revenge against the suitors that is a wonder to behold I ll leave the final climax to you but I will say that there was no free lunch in Homer s time and the checks that people wrote with their bad behavior are paid in full MY THOUGHTS This was a fun fun fun read I want to start with that because this is not one of those classics that I think is worth while only to get it under your belt or checked off a list This was a great story with great characters and in a style that was both off the usual path but still easy to follow Going back to my comments on the various versions of the story I think this may end up being a five star read in one of the flowery densely poetic translations where the emotion and passion is just a bit in your face I am still thrilled to have listened to the version I did especially as read by Gandalf because I now have a firm foundation in the story and can afford to be a bit adventurous with my next version The tone of the story is heroic and yet very dark The gods are capricious and temperamental and cause a whole lot of death and devastation for nothing than a bruised ego or even a whim The pace of the story is fast and moves uickly with hardly a chance to even catch your breath It is a big epic storyit is THE BIG EPIC STORYand its reputation is well deserved A terrific read as well as one of the most important works in the Western canon Definitely worth your time 45 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Ainakin tuhat laivaa uality editions at affordable prices to the student and the general reader including new scholarship thoughtful design and pages of carefully crafted extras Here are some of the remarkable features of Barnes Noble ClassicsNew introductions commissioned from today's top writers and scholarsBiographies of the authorsChronologies of contemporary historical biographical and cultural eventsFootnotes and endnotesSelective discussions of imitations parodies poems books plays paintings operas statuary and films inspired by the workComments by other famous authorsStudy New York to Dallas uestions to challenge the reader's viewpoints and expectationsBibliographies for further readingIndices and glossaries when appropriateAll editions are beautifully designed and are printed to superior specifications; some include illustrations of historical interest Barnes Noble Classics pulls t. So my first non school related experience with Homer s classic tale and my most powerful impression beyond the overall splendor of the story wasHOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch Case in point they hauled him out through the doorway into the court lopped his nose and ears with a ruthless knife tore his genitals out for the dogs to eat rawand in manic fury hacked off hands and feet then once they d washed their own hands and feet they went inside again to join odysseustheir work was done here now Their work was done here now What a great line Want violence you say How about slaughtering over 100 house guests for over indulging in your hospitality Can you say overkill And for the true splatter junkies out there you can add in some casual rapes widespread maiming a score of people suishing crew members being chewed and swallowed healthy doses of mutilation and torture and one cyclops blinding That should make even the most discriminating gore hound leg humping happy Yesthat s meguilty However beyond the cockle warming violence and mayhem this is a rocking good story that I enjoyed as in smile on my face thinking this is genuinely cool much than I expected to going into it There is nothing dry or plodding about the story Beautifully written and encompassing themes of love loyalty and heroism while commenting on many facets of the human condition As important as this story is to literature it is above all elseENTERTAINING In fact without its massive entertainment factor I m pretty sure it s overall importance among the classics would be significantly reduced Thankfully there is no risk of that A NOTE ON THE TEXT Before I continue I want to comment on the version I readlistened to because I think can be critical to people s reaction to the story There are a TRUCKLOAD of Odyssey translations out there and from what I ve seen they range wider in Empire of Hell uote is derived is the Robert Fagles translation which Taken by the Alien Sassy Captives of Corolla #2 uses contemporary prose and structure while remaining faithful to the content of the original I found it a terrific place for a first experience with this work because of how easy to follow it was Plus I listened to the audio version read by Sir Ian McKellen which was an amazing experience and one I HIGHLY RECOMMEND In addition to the Fagles version I also own the Alexander Pope translation as part of my Easton Press collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written While listening to the Fagles version I would often follow along with the Pope translation and let me tell youthey are vastly different While the overall story is the same the presentation prose and the structure are nothing alike As an example here is the same passage I Vicious King Dark Dynasty #2 uoted earlier from the Pope translation Then forth they led and beganTheir bloody work they lopp d away the manMorsel for dogs then trimm d with brazen shears The wretch and shorten d of his nose and ears His hands and feet last felt the cruel steel He roar d and torments gave his soul to hellThey wash and to Ulysses take their waySo ends the bloody business of the day Very different treatments of the same scene In my opinion the Pope language is beautiful and far poetic and lyrical than the Fagles translation However I am glad I started with the Fagles version because it provided me with a much better comprehension of the story itself No head scratching moments Now that I have a firm grounding in the story I plan to go back at some point and read the Pope version so that I can absorb the greater beauty of that translation In a nutshell I m saying that you should make sure you find a translation that works for you That s my two or three cents THE STORY So Odysseus master strategist and tactician not to mention schemer manipulator and liar extraordinaire travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War Delays and detours ensue which take DECEPTION Possessive Collection Book 1 underworld where he speaks to Achilles and gets to listen to dead king Agamemnon go on an anti marriage rant because his conniving wife poisoned him to death Homer does a superb job of keeping the story epic while providing the reader with wonderful details about the life of the greek people during this period The man had story telling chops Meanwhile while Odysseus is engaged in the ancient greek version of the Amazing Race back on Ithaca we ve got a full fledged version of the Bachelorette going on as over a hundred suitors are camped out at Odysseus pad trying to get Penelope to give them a rose This has Odysseus son Telemachus on the rage because the suitors are eating drinking and servant boinking him out of his entire inheritance while they wait on Penelope You might think that Telemachus could just kick the freeloaders out but the law of hospitality was huge for the Greeks and the suitor douches Right Girl (Wrong Girl, #2) use it to full advantage Well Odysseus eventually makes it back to Ithaca alone and in disguise after all of this crew have been eaten suashed drowned or otherwise rendered life impaired Not an easy place to live is ancient Greece Odysseus proceeds to work a web of deceit and revenge against the suitors that is a wonder to behold I ll leave the final climax to you but I will say that there was no free lunch in Homer s time and the checks that people wrote with their bad behavior are paid in full MY THOUGHTS This was a fun fun fun read I want to start with that because this is not one of those classics that I think is worth while only to get it First Life under your belt or checked off a list This was a great story with great characters and in a style that was both off the Shirakaba and Japanese Modernism usual path but still easy to follow Going back to my comments on the various versions of the story I think this may end Mad About the Movies: Special Warner Bros Edition up being a five star read in one of the flowery densely poetic translations where the emotion and passion is just a bit in your face I am still thrilled to have listened to the version I did especially as read by Gandalf because I now have a firm foundation in the story and can afford to be a bit adventurous with my next version The tone of the story is heroic and yet very dark The gods are capricious and temperamental and cause a whole lot of death and devastation for nothing than a bruised ego or even a whim The pace of the story is fast and moves An Historic Fantasy of Venice uickly with hardly a chance to even catch your breath It is a big epic storyit is THE BIG EPIC STORYand its reputation is well deserved A terrific read as well as one of the most important works in the Western canon Definitely worth your time 45 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION

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Free read Ὀδύσσεια õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Oblemen who thinking him dead have demanded that Penelope choose one of them to be her new husband and Ithaca’s new kingOften called the “second work of Western literature” The Iliad also by Homer being the first The Odyssey is not only a rousing adventure drama but also a profound meditation on courage loyalty family fate and undying love More than three thousand years old it was the first story to delineate carefully and exhaustively a single character arc a narrative structure that serves as the foundation and heart of the modern novel Robert Suillace’s revision of George Herbert Palmer’s classic prose translation captures the drama and vitality of adventure while remaining true to the original Homeric languageRobert Suillace teaches in the Cultural Foundations division of New York University’s General Studies Program He has published numerous essays on literature and the book Modernism Modernity and Arnold Benne. The first line in Emily Wilson s new translation of the Odyssey the first by a woman scholar is Tell me about a complicated man In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year Wilson tells us I could ve said Tell me about a straying husband And that s a viable translation That s one of the things the original language saysBut I want to be super responsible about my relationship to the Greek text I want to be saying after multiple different revisions This is the best I can get toward the truth Oh the mind reels This new translation by Emily Wilson reads swiftly smoothly and feels contemporary This exciting new translation will surprise you and send you to compare certain passages with earlier translations In her Introduction Wilson raises that issue of translation herself How is it possible to have so many different translations all of which could be considered correct Wilson reminds us what a ripping good yarn this story is and removes any barriers to understanding We can come to it with our current sensibility and find in it all kinds of foretelling and parallels with life today and perhaps we even see the genesis of our own core morality a morality that feels inexplicably learned Perhaps the passed down sense of right and wrong of fairness and justice we read of here was learned through these early stories and lessons from the gods Or are we interpreting the story to fit our sensibilityThese delicious uestions operate in deep consciousness while we pleasure in learning about that liar Odysseus described again and again as wily scheming cunning his lies were like truth He learned how to bend the truth at his grandfather s knee and the gods exploited that talent when they helped him out The skill served him well allowing him to confuse and evade captors throughout his ordeal as well as keep his wife and father in the dark about his identity upon his return until he could reveal the truth at a time of maximum impactThere does inevitably come a time when people react cautiously to what is told them even to the evidence their own eyes The gods can cloud one s understanding it is well known and truth is suspected in every encounter These words Penelope speaks Please forgive me do not keep bearing a grudge because when I first saw youI would not welcome you immediatelyI felt a constant dread that some bad manwould fool me with his lies There are so manydishonest clever men Particularly easy to relate to today are descriptions of Penelope s ungrateful suitors like Ctesippius who encouraged by extraordinary wealth had come to court Odysseus wife Also speaking insight for us today are the phrases Weapons themselves can tempt a man to fight and Arms themselves can prompt a man to use themThere is a conflicted view of women in this story Sex sways all women s minds even the best of them though Penelope is a paragon of virtue managing to avoid temptation through her own duplicitousness She hardly seems a victim at all in this reading merely an unwilling captor She is strong smart loyal generous and brave all the ualities any man would want for his wifeWe understand the slave girls that Odysseus felt he had to test for loyalty were at the disposal of the ungrateful suitors who after they ate and drank at Penelope s expense often met the house girls after hours Some of the girls appeared to go willingly laughing and teasing as they went and were outspoken about their support of the men they d taken up with Others we get the impression from the text felt they had no choiceRace is not mentioned but once in this book very matter of factly though the darker man is a servant to the lighter one Odysseus had a valet with himI do remember named Eurybatesa man a little older than himselfwho had black skin round shoulders woolly hair and was Odysseus s favorite our of all his crewbecause his mind matched his Odysseus s tribulations are terrible but appear to be brought on by his own stubborn and petulant nature like his taunting of the blinded Cyclops from his own escaping ship Cyclops was Poseidon s son so Odysseus s behavior was especially unwise particularly since his own men were yelling at him to stop Later that betrayal of the men s best interests for his own childish purpose will come back to haunt Odysseus when the men suspect him of thinking only of himself greediness and unleash terrible winds by accident blowing them tragically off course in rugged seas We watch fascinated as the gods seriously mess Odysseus about and then come to his aid We really get the sense of the gods playing as in Athena s willingness to give Odysseus strength and arms when fighting the suitors in his house but being unwilling to actually step in to help with the fighting Instead she watched from the rafters It s hard not to be just a little resentful Wilson s translation reads very fast and very clearly There always seemed to be some ramp up time reading Greek myths in the past but now the adventures appear perfectly accessible Granted there are some names you ll have to figure out but that s part of being constructively lost as Pynchon saysA book by book reading of this new translation will begin March 1st on the Goodreads website hosted by Kris Rabberman Wilson s colleague at the University of Pennsylvania To prepare for the first online discussion later this week Kris has suggested participants read the Introduction If interested readers are still not entirely convinced they want this literary experience now some excerpts have been reprinted in The Paris Review

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Free read Ὀδύσσεια õ PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Ogether a constellation of influences biographical historical and literary to enrich each reader's understanding of these enduring worksLong before The Lord of the Rings Star Wars and Harry Potter the ancient Greek poet Homer established the standard for tales of epic uests and heroic journeys with The Odyssey Crowded with characters both human and non human and bursting with action The Odyssey details the adventures of Odysseus king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War as he struggles to return to his home and his waiting ever faithful wife Penelope Along the way he encounters the seductive Circe who changes men into swine; the gorgeous water nymph Calypso who keeps him a “prisoner of love” for seven years; the terrible one eyed man eating giant Cyclops; and a host of other ogres wizards sirens and gods But when he finally reaches Ithaca after ten years of travel his trials have only begun There he must battle the scheming n. I m not normally a praying man but if you re up there please save me Superman Homer SimpsonFollowing James Joyce s lead I used Homer s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel in progressBut how can I a mere mortal do justice to the most famous epic poem ever written An encounter with a work of this magnitude should be shared rather than reviewedHomer is the great great great recurring grand daddy of modern literature and this colossus is as immortal as the gods within it And what a tale this must have been way back in the 8th century BC Then it was sung rather than read and I guess the first to bear witness must have been jigging about in their togas with unbridled excitementAlas I didn t read it in ancient Greek as Homer had intended My copy was transcribed to a Kindle rather than papyri and translated by none other than the genius that was Alexander Pope yep I went old school on thisOdysseus he of the title otherwise known in Latin as Ulysses embarks on a perilous stopstart um odyssey attempting to get home to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan War for a decadeSuch an amazing story overflowing with an abundance of adventure Poor Odysseus having battled treacherous seas wrathful gods enchanting sirens and a Cyclops then has to put up with big bad Poseidon weighing in with some nautical muscle and shipwrecking his boatPlagued by setback after setback the journey home takes TEN gruelling years to complete And as if that wasn t bad enough wife Penelope has meanwhile given up hope of him returning home alive and is being courted by one hundred suitors none of whom are fit to kiss our hero s sandalsThis is by no means a page turner and some background knowledge is reuired to appreciate the finer points Pope has done an amazing job to remain somewhat sympathetic to the timbre of Homer s lyrical story and his rhyming couplets are a thing to behold But when the star of eve with golden lightAdorn d the matron brow of nightBeautifulHomer the poet not the cartoon character has fuelled the imagination of countless authors throughout the centuries and therefore it would be sacrilege for me to award anything less than five heroic stars

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  • 03 July 2018
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