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S 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. 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 I let myself be led by the adventures and imagination of the resourceful one Relishing on the literary rhythm of the hexameters I particularly enjoyed the epithets used by the bards to keep the attention of the listeners Dawn of the rosy fingers was my favourite By then my embroideries were far away from my mindThis third time I read it in preparation for tackling Joyce s take on Homer And this time with a detached stance I have been surprised by the structure of the work the handling of time and the role of narration And those aspects I take with me in this third readingOf the twenty four books the first four or Telemachiad are preliminary Acting as an overture they take place not too long before the main action The following four are another preamble which take place roughly at the same time as the previous four The son and the father are getting ready to meet almost at the end of twenty years of their separation with ten at the war and ten coming backThen and this was my surprise what I always thought of as the core of the Odyssey the magical adventures with the Cyclops and Polyphemus the Lotus Eaters the Sirens Circe and the trip to the Underworld the Laestrygonias Scylla and Charybdis the Sun God etc forming what is called the Apologoi are a very small part of the book All of these eventful episodes take place along three years before the seven that Odysseus is amorously trapped by Kalypso And these are narrated after the fact by Odysseus himself in just four chapters chapters nine to twelve So to what in my mind was the meat of the Odyssey is only 17% of the book And if one recalls what a great deceiver Odysseus can be one could always wonder at these fablesThe rest the remaining twelve chapters or half of the book is the actual HomecomingWhat I have realized now is that The Odyssey is really about this Homecoming And that is what we witness directly All the enchanted adventures are told tales Odysseus as the bard chanting his own stories in the court of the Phaeacians A supreme teller since through his fables he has to build the image of the hero that his possibly dangerous audience see and do not see Odysseus as myth and myth maker No wonder his epithet of the resourceful one If the Homecoming had previously stayed in my mind as just an expected end in which all the invective and riveting elements are drearily put at an end as if one could already close the door and leave the one I have read now surprised me by its dramatization A different craft is at stageThe bard enacts the process of Justice performing through an act of Revenge There is no layered telling of the tale In the last half of the poem the pace and complexity of the various elements as they converge in the palace to play out divine retribution in which success does not seem assured not even to the great Odysseus who knows he has Athena s support has seemed this third time round magisterialAnd it is Penelope the patient the apprehensive the one who for twenty years has protected her mistrust with her weaving the one who with her threads offers the needed opportunity that the resourceful hero is at pains to find When she announces that she is about to end to the tapestry that has become her life the beggar can then put also an end to the agonyCrafted Homecoming

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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 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. 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 bathroom I m not totally clear on that part and then this gigantic one eyed bouncer kicked us out so we somehow ended up at a strip club The guys were total pigs but not me seriously that s not glitter on my neck And then we totally drove right by these hookers without even stopping and here I am Only a little bit late By the way I crashed the car and six of the guys are in jail Ask for Officer ScyllaEhHomer s right Odysseus version is betterPS Do not try this story at home unless when you get there you re still capable of shooting your arrow into a narrow apertureFagles translation is excellent the new standard and Bernard Knox s enormous introduction is the best Homeric essay I ve ever readA good companion read is Hal Roth s We Followed Odysseus maybe not the most elouent of books but he retraces Odysseus s voyage as best he can in his sailboat which is a pretty rad idea I recreated his route as a Google map here with notes on each of the stops I also wrote summaries of each book of the Odyssey for a book club discussion I ve pasted them in the comments thread below if you re interested

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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. 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 Elements of the Writing Craft the general reader and scholar alike intensifying Me Tawk Funny the strength of Fagles' E.E. Cummings translationThis is an Odyssey Judgment Day to delight both Bumperhead the classicist and The Wondrous And True Story Of Christmas the public at large and The Women on the Island to captivate a new generation of Homer's students Robert Fagles winner of Digital Painting, 37 Intermediate Tricks and Techniques the PENRalph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from How to Keep a Sketchbook Journal the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with Homer's best loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern verse Me So Pretty! (Pretty Freekin Scary, the end of The Witchs Coven the Supplementary Exercises for Introducing Biblical Hebrew by Allen P. Ross ten year Trojan War Great Famine the subject of The Color of Night the Iliad and Odysseus has still not returned home from What Preachers Never Tell You About Tithes & Offerings the war because he angered Pulse (Frank Quinn, the god Poseidon Odysseus son Telemachus is about 20 years old and is sharing his absent father s house on Obsession the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men The Supreme Court and Puerto Rico the Suitors whose aim is Simply Napkins to persuade Penelope The Unconscious Civilization to marry one of The Complete Tightwad Gazette them all The Day Lasts More Than a Hundred Years 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


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  1. says:

    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 bathroom I'm not totally clear on that part and then this gigantic one eyed bouncer kicked us out so we somehow ended up at a strip club The guys were total pigs but not me seriously that's not

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    uite possibly one of my favourite booksIt was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiuity leading me t

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    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 ha

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    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

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    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 jus

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    I’m not normally a praying man but if you’re up there please save me Superman —Homer SimpsonFollowing James Joyce’s

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    Οδύσσεια 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 Ody

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    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 Gree

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    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 o

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    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 c

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