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A Guide to the Odyssey: A Commentary on the English Translation of Robert Fitzgerald

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Publisher Comments:

For those of us who know and love the incomparable Odyssey of Homer (and there are many), Dr. Hexter has created a valuable, detailed analysis, taking into account many of Homer's most fascinating subtleties.

Synopsis:

Discusses the background of the epic poem, and its themes and characters

Table of Contents

Homer and the Archeological Reader — Poet and Poem, Singer and Song — History and Geography — The Gods — Violence — Fathers and Sons — Men and Women, Families and Couples — Memory — A Final Word Before Reading — Commentary. Book I: A Goddess Intervenes. Book II: A Hero's Son Awakens. Book III: The Lord of the Western Approaches. Book IV: The Red-Haired King and His Lady. Book V: Sweet Nymph and Open Sea. Book VI: The Princess at the River. Book VII: Gardens and Firelight. Book VIII: The Songs of the Harper. Book IX: New Coasts and Poseidon's Son. Book X: The Grace of the Witch. Book XI: A Gathering of Shades. Book XII: Sea Perils and Defeat. Book XIII: One More Strange Island. Book XIV: Hospitality in the Forest. Book XV: How They Came to Ithaka. Book XVI: Father and Son. Book XVII: The Beggar at the Manor. Book XVIII: Blows and a Queen's Beauty. Book XIX: Recognitions and a Dream. Book XX: Signs and a Vision. Book XXI: The Test of the Bow.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780307760890
Subtitle:
A Commentary on the English Translation of Robert Fitzgerald
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Author:
Hexter, Ralph
Author:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Author:
Hexter, Ralph J.
Subject:
Literary Criticism : Ancient and Classical
Subject:
History and criticism
Subject:
Fitzgerald, Robert
Subject:
Translating & Interpreting
Subject:
Greek language -- Translating into English.
Subject:
Ancient and Classical
Subject:
Odysseus
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Greek language
Subject:
Language and languages
Subject:
Homer
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek -- History and criticism.
Subject:
Ancient & Classical
Subject:
Classics-Greek and Roman
Subject:
Literary Criticism : General
Subject:
Classics-Greek
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19931130
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
365

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