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Ὀδύσσεια Reader Ç 541 pages ô Helpyouantib  [BOOKS] ✯ Ὀδύσσεια By Homer – Helpyouantib.co.uk Sing to me of the man Muse the man of twists and turnsdriven time and again off course once he had plunderedthe hallowed heights of TroySo begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the OdSing to me of the man Muse the man of twists and turnsdriven time and again off course once he had plunderedthe hallowed heights of TroySo begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as a distinguished achievementIf the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey though life Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounter 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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And background information for the general reader and scholar alike intensifying the strength of Fagles' translationThis is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students Robert Fagles winner of the PENRalph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with Homer's best loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern verse translatio 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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ὈδύσσειαS with divine and natural forces during his ten year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance In the myths and legends that are retold here Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud to savor and to treasure for its sheer lyrical masteryRenowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights 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 How much you ask? Here is my microfiction as a tribute to the great poetTHE SIRENS This happened back in those days when I was a member of an experimental performing arts troupe down in Greenwich Village We would read poetry dance and act out avant garde plays in our dilapidated little theater For a modest charge people could come in and watch for as long as they wantedSomehow a business executive who worked downtown in the financial district heard of what we were doing and spoke with our director about an act he has all worked out but needed a supporting cast and that he would pay handsomely if we went along with himWell experimental is experimental and if we were going to be well paid we had nothing to lose The first thing he did was pass out our costumes In addition to himself he had parts for three men and three women The play we were to perform was so simple we didn’t even need a written script He was to be Odysseus from Homer’s epic and three men would be his sailors As for the women we would be the singing SirensSo after he changed – uite a sight in a loincloth being gray haired jowly pasty skinned and potbellied – we went on stage and he told the sailors how no man has ever heard the hypnotic songs of the Sirens and lived to tell the tale but he mighty Odysseus would be the first He instructed the sailors to tie him to the ship’s mast They used one of the building’s pillars and when he cried out as the Sirens sang their song the sailors who had wax in their ears were to bind him to the mast even tighterMeanwhile three of us ladies were on stage as the Sirens in costume bare breasted and outfitted with wings We began singing a sweet lilting melody Mike – that was the businessman’s name – started screaming and the sailors tightened the ropes that bound him The sailors were glad their ears were plugged as Mike screamed for nearly half an hour When the ship passed out of earshot of the Sirens the sailors unbound mighty Odysseus and he collapsed on our makeshift stage a mass of exhausted middle aged flesh The audience applauded even cheered and we continued our performance of Odysseus and the Sirens every night for than a week Then one night Mike outdid himself His blue eyes bulged the veins in his neck popped and his face turned a deeper blood scarlet than ever before And what I feared might happen did happen – Mike had a heart attack We had to interrupt our performance and call an ambulanceWe all thought that was the end of our dealing with Mike aka Odysseus until our director received a call from the hospital Mike told her he was going to be just fine and would be back on stage next week We called a meeting and everyone agreed that we would suggest Mike seek psychiatric help but if he insists on playing Odysseus he will have to take his act elsewhere