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Homer: The Essential Homer

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The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern revisions of them, such as the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist Stanley Lombardo breathes new life into some of the most famous and beloved ancient works with this engaging and vibrant audio performance of carefully selected excerpts of Homer's Iliad andOdyssey. This state-of-the-art compact disc recording provides high-quality access to some of the greatest works in world literature.

"The definitive English version of Homer for our time."—The Common Review

"Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey . . . but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature."—Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University

 

More than 3,000 years after the fall of Troy, here at last is a rendition of the Homeric epic that everybody can understand and appreciate. The world can't hear Homer speak his own words, but Stanley Lombardo is the next best thing. Reading his own acclaimed (abridged) translations, Lombardo's insightful rendition takes advantage of the rhythms and other poetic resources of everyday American speech. The result provides cinematic and performance qualities to the time-honored poetry — sharp scene cuts, dynamic language, urgency of the characters (human and divine). His virtuoso performance in these audiobooks reflects years of experience before a wide variety of audiences — beautifully paced, shaped, intoned, and acted throughout.

"The definitive English version of Homer for our time." — Common Review

"The excellence of Lombardo's performance can't be lauded too much. There's no other translator of the world's greatest poetry that is also a world-class reader." — Douglass Parker, University of Texas at Austin

"Just the right degree of involvement or detachment as each circumstance in the reading calls for." — William Levitan, Grand Valley State University

"Remarkably true to the centrality of performance in Homer, the varied pacing and tone, the clarity, speed, narrative drive, and moments of breathtaking beauty." — Rachel Hadas, Rutgers University

"The quality of Stan's voice, which has an honest, unshowy American core, makes these performances sound fresh, intimate, and believable --very different from those theatricized oral interpretations that overplay the 'epic' note. Altogether this is as good as Homer gets in English." — Richard P. Martin, Stanford University

STANLEY LOMBARDO is Professor of Classics at Kansas University.

Synopsis:

The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern revisions of them, such as the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist Stanley Lombardo breathes new life into some of the most famous and beloved ancient works with this engaging and vibrant audio performance of carefully selected excerpts of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. This state-of-the-art compact disc recording provides high-quality access to some of the greatest works in world literature.

The definitive English version of Homer for our time.--The Common Review

Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer's Iliad and Odyssey . . . but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature.--Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University

Synopsis:

The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern revisions of them, such as the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist Stanley Lombardo breathes new life into some of the most famous and beloved ancient works with this engaging and vibrant audio performance of carefully selected excerpts of Homer's "Iliad and "Odyssey. This state-of-the-art compact disc recording provides high-quality access to some of the greatest works in world literature. "The definitive English version of Homer for our time."--"The Common Review "Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer� 2s "Iliad and "Odyssey . . . but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature."--Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University

Product Details

ISBN:
9781930972124
Translator:
Lombardo, Stanley
Read:
Lombardo, Stanley
Translator:
Lombardo, Stanley
Read:
Lombardo, Stanley
Narrated by:
Lombardo, Stanley
Narrated:
Lombardo, Stanley
Author:
Palaima, Tom
Author:
Sarandon, Susan
Author:
Homer
Author:
Lombardo, Stanley
Publisher:
Parmenides Publishing
Subject:
Ancient - Greece
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Description:
1
Abridged:
Y
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
AUDIO CASSETTE
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Dimensions:
7.7 x 5.3 x 1.6 in
Media Run Time:
960
Age Level:
from 12

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"Synopsis" by , The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern revisions of them, such as the film O Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist Stanley Lombardo breathes new life into some of the most famous and beloved ancient works with this engaging and vibrant audio performance of carefully selected excerpts of Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. This state-of-the-art compact disc recording provides high-quality access to some of the greatest works in world literature.

The definitive English version of Homer for our time.--The Common Review

Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer's Iliad and Odyssey . . . but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature.--Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University

"Synopsis" by , The classics are rapidly receding from public consciousness, and modern revisions of them, such as the film "O Brother, Where Art Thou, are in genuine danger of never being linked to their original inspiration. Noted classicist Stanley Lombardo breathes new life into some of the most famous and beloved ancient works with this engaging and vibrant audio performance of carefully selected excerpts of Homer's "Iliad and "Odyssey. This state-of-the-art compact disc recording provides high-quality access to some of the greatest works in world literature. "The definitive English version of Homer for our time."--"The Common Review "Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer� 2s "Iliad and "Odyssey . . . but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature."--Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University
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