Homer
The Anger of Achilles: Homer's Iliad
The Anger of Achilles
Homer's Iliad
Paperback      ISBN: 0140455604
War is raging between the Greeks and the Trojans. Achilles, the great warrior champion of the Greek army, is angrily sulking in his tent and refusing to fight, after a row with his leader Agamemnon. But when the Trojan king Hector kills Achilles' beloved friend, he plunges back into the battle to seek his bloody revenge.
The Cambridge Companion to Homer
The Cambridge Companion to Homer
Paperback      ISBN: 0521012465
The two Homeric poems, the Iliad and the Odyssey, have long been considered masterpieces, and their influence on subsequent Greek and Western literature has been immense. An international team of experts discusses the poems, their background and composition, and subsequent reception to the present day. Each chapter features contemporary critical insights and closes with a guide to further reading on the topic.
Chapman's Homer: The Iliad
Chapman's Homer
The Iliad
Paperback      ISBN: 0691002363
George Chapman's translations of Homer are the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language."This volume presents the original (1611) text of Chapman's translation of the Iliad, making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction and a glossary. Garry Wills contributes a preface, in which he explains how Chapman tapped into the poetic consonance between the semi-divine heroism of the Iliad's warriors and the cosmological symbols of Renaissance humanism.
Chapman's Homer: The Odyssey
Chapman's Homer
The Odyssey
by Homer
Paperback      ISBN: 0691048916
George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. > Oft of one wide expanse had I been told > That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; > Yet did I never breathe its pure serene > Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. > --John Keats
Chapman's Homer the Iliad  the Odyssey
Chapman's Homer the Iliad the Odyssey
by Homer
Paperback      ISBN: 1840221178
Homer: Odyssey I-XII
Homer
Odyssey I-XII
Paperback      ISBN: 1853995029
First published in the outstanding and long-running 'red Macmillan' series in 1947 and substantially updated in 1959 (with, for example, sections on the relationship between Homer and the Mycenaean world), Stanford's Odyssey - of which this is the first of two volumes - has remained the standard edition used in upper school and by university students to guide their early reading of Homer. A substantial introduction covers many of the questions that lie behind the poem, including a thorough summary of Homeric grammar; the text is elucidated with full annotations, indexes and bibliography.
Homer: The Odyssey : Books 13-24
Homer
The Odyssey : Books 13-24
by Homer
Hardcover      ISBN: 0674995627
A show stopper a classic work: the edition translated by A.T. Murray that is cited in BCL3 (this revision is by by George E. Dimock). This set is in the handy, even cuddly, standard Loeb...Library format (4.5 x 6.5"). The facing Greek and English text is crisply printed on soothing off-white paper, and Smythe-sewn. Blurbed as if it were a pulp novel, the promotional copy reads: beautiful nymph...wily Circe...beguiling sirens...faithful wife. New introduction, notes, index. A humble price at $17 per volume. Annotation copyright Book News, Inc. Portland, Or.
Homer the Theologian: Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition
Homer the Theologian
Neoplatonist Allegorical Reading and the Growth of the Epic Tradition
Paperback      ISBN: 0520066073
Here is the first survey of the surviving evidence for the growth, development, and influence of the Neoplatonist allegorical reading of the Iliad and Odyssey. Professor Lamberton argues that this tradition of reading was to create new demands on subsequent epic and thereby alter permanently the nature of European epic. The Neoplatonist reading was to be decisive in the birth of allegorical epic in late antiquity and forms the background for the next major extension of the epic tradition found in Dante. Here is the first survey of the surviving evidence for the growth, development, and influence of the Neoplatonist allegorical reading of the Iliad and Odyssey. Professor Lamberton argues that this tradition of reading was to create new demands on subsequent epic and thereby alter permanently the nature of European epic. The Neoplatonist reading was to be decisive in the birth of allegorical epic in late antiquity and forms the background for the next major extension of the epic tradition found in Dante.
A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges
A Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges
Paperback      ISBN: 0806112891
Autenrieth’s A Homeric Dictionary has been the companion of countless individuals who have begun the study of Homer. Far and away the hardiest and most helpful of all the aids to the reading of Homeric Greek, it provides the student with a full listing of Homeric forms and concise accounts of the meanings of words.
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter: Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter
Translation, Commentary, and Interpretive Essays
Paperback      ISBN: 0691014795
The Homeric Hymn to Demeter, composed in the late seventh or early sixth century B.C.E., is a key to understanding the psychological and religious world of ancient Greek women. The poem tells how Hades, lord of the underworld, abducted the goddess Persephone and how her grieving mother, Demeter, the goddess of grain, forced the gods to allow Persephone to return to her for part of each year. Helene Foley presents the Greek text and an annotated translation of this poem, together with selected essays that give the reader a rich understanding of the Hymn's structure and artistry, its role in the religious life of the ancient world, and its meaning for the modern world.