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    free read Ὀδύσσεια PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια Homer ¹ 3 review Okay so here's what happened I went out after work with the guys we went to a perfectly nice bar this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked and we might have smoked something in the bat

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    free read Ὀδύσσεια PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια summary · eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Homer uite possibly one of my favourite booksIt was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiuity leading me to choose a degree in Classical CivilisationsI always look back on The Odyssey with fondness I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who involve themselves with Odysseus' trials as he makes his way home after the Trojan WarLOVE LOVE LOVE

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    PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια So my first “non school related experience with Homer’s classic tale and my most powerful impression beyond the overall splendor

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    free read Ὀδύσσεια PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια Homer ¹ 3 review I have read The Odyssey three times The first was not really a read but of a listen in the true oral tradition During embroidery class one of us young girls on the verge of entering the teens would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers our needles and threads All learning to be future Penelopes crafty with their crafts cultivated patient and loyal And all wivesThe second read was already as an adult That time

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    Homer ¹ 3 review summary · eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Homer PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια Οδύσσεια The Odyssey Homer The Odyssey begins after the end of the ten year Trojan War the subject of the Iliad and Odysseus

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    PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια Homer ¹ 3 review free read Ὀδύσσεια Ever since I first read Homer’s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days three of those adventures fired my imagination The Lotus Eaters The Cyclops and the Sirens most especially the Sirens I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my imagination was set aflame yet again

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    PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια summary · eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Homer Homer ¹ 3 review 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 mor

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    PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια 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

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    free read Ὀδύσσεια Homer ¹ 3 review summary · eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Homer It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and after only the first few pages you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books for being afraid of not compreh

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    PDF/EPUB Ὀδύσσεια I first read Homer in the 19th century French translation by Leconte de Lisle — the euivalent say of the 18th century translation into English by Alexander Pope a pompous archaic and exhausting bore of a book I kept my chin up and a

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free read Ὀδύσσεια review Ὀδύσσεια Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB summary · eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Homer His wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors called Proci competing for Penelope's hand in marriage. It s impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and after only the first few pages you realize and completely understand why it s regarded as one of the most important works in literature I m always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books for being afraid of not comprehending or loving them War and Peace and Don uixote for example as they seem to deserve Not that I m obligated to like them but I always feel such buzz comes for a reason and I try to at least find out why With The Odyssey once again I find that the ones who have read it before me were right it s amazingI didn t have plans to read The Odyssey any time soon I ve never devoted much time to epic poems and this one has than 12000 verses but because I ve been eying Ulysses on my shelves for uite some time I decided to prepare myself for it and read about Odysseus with a great group here on Goodreads To call Homer s book simply a preparation for Joyce s work is now not only unfair but also absurd to me However I m glad that I finally read it whatever the reason behind it was The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus s Ulysses journey back to his home Ithaca to return to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus after twenty years of absence Our hero left his home to fight in the Trojan War that alone lasted ten years and encountered too many obstacles that kept him away for another ten years Back in Ithaca people had already lost hope that he could still be alive and his wife was being courted by suitors who wanted to marry herAlongside the emotional and heartfelt story what grabbed my attention here was the poem s style and structure For a work that s believed to have been written in the 8th century BC its uality and refinement certainly amazed me Some of the story is told through flashbacks some of it is told through different narrators and its narratives are non linear so I was positively surprisedI could try to write an analysis about the recurring themes on the book vengeance spiritual growth hospitality or try to decipher its symbolism much has been written about Odysseus s bow Laertes s shroud the sea but I feel I would fail and wouldn t be able to do it in a deep level especially after having read the great introduction and notes written by Bernard KnoxWhat kept me away from Homer s work was the fear that it would be too dense and heavy on mythology it is mythological of course making it hard for me to understand it Although labored the narrative is uite simple and easy to follow Knox s notes were a great companion to fill in the details I needed to comprehend the book in a deeper levelRating it s my belief that a great book not only satisfy your expectations but also inspire you to delve further into its writer s other works similar subjects or even other books from the same time period The Odyssey raised my interest about Greek mythology and The Iliad so I guess it served its purpose with high colors Because of that 5 glowing and beautiful stars

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free read Ὀδύσσεια review Ὀδύσσεια Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB summary · eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Homer This poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus or Ulysses as he was known in Roman myths and his long journey home following the. 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

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free read Ὀδύσσεια review Ὀδύσσεια Ø eBook or Kindle ePUB summary · eBook or Kindle ePUB ¹ Homer Fall of Troy It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War2 In his absence it is assumed he has died and. The Odyssey Homer The Odyssey begins after the end of the ten year Trojan War the subject of the Iliad and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war because he angered the god Poseidon Odysseus son Telemachus is about 20 years old and is sharing his absent father s house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men the Suitors whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them all the while reveling in Odysseus palace and eating up his wealth The Odyssey Characters Odysseus Penelope Helen of Troy Achilles Agamemnon Telemachus Minerva Polyphemus 1973 1337 1344 1349 576 1359 14071399

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