Homer's Odyssey

Author: Gwen Cooper

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407055089

Category: Pets

Page: 304

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The last thing Gwen Cooper wanted was another cat. She already had two, not to mention a phenomenally underpaying job and a recently broken heart. But Homer was no ordinary cat. He was a three week old, abandoned, eyeless kitten and Gwen was unable to resist his charm. It was love at first sight. Homer, tagged as an 'underachiever' from day one, quickly proved his doubters wrong revealing himself to be a tiny dare devil with a giant heart and a passion for adventure. The kitten they said would never be as independent or as playful as the other cats eagerly made friends with every human who crossed his path, scaled seven foot bookcases with ease and chased off an intruder in the middle of the night. He even survived being trapped alone for days after 9/11 in an apartment near the World Trade Centre. Homer's Odyssey is the story of one cats unswerving loyalty, his infinite capacity for love, his constant happiness in the face of all obstacles and his ability to inspire and transform Gwen's life. He kept her company through the ups and downs of daily life and by the time she had met the man she would marry Gwen realised Homer had taught her the most valuable lesson of all: love isn't something you see with your eyes.

A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey: Introduction and Books I-VIII

Author: Alfred Heubeck,Stephanie West,John Bryan Hainsworth,A. Hoekstra

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198147473

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 412

View: 7470


This is the first instalment of a three-volume commentary in English, compiled by an international team of scholars and first published in Italian under the auspices of the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. In this volume the commentary by West (Books I-IV) and Hainsworth (Books V-VIII) is preceded byan introduction which discusses previous research on the Odyssey, the nature of the poem and its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the text. Book VI is a regular GCSE set text.

Homer's Odyssey and the Near East

Author: Bruce Louden

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139494902

Category: History

Page: N.A

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The Odyssey's larger plot is composed of a number of distinct genres of myth, all of which are extant in various Near Eastern cultures (Mesopotamian, West Semitic, Egyptian). Unexpectedly, the Near Eastern culture with which the Odyssey has the most parallels is the Old Testament. Consideration of how much of the Odyssey focuses on non-heroic episodes - hosts receiving guests, a king disguised as a beggar, recognition scenes between long-separated family members - reaffirms the Odyssey's parallels with the Bible. In particular the book argues that the Odyssey is in a dialogic relationship with Genesis, which features the same three types of myth that comprise the majority of the Odyssey: theoxeny, romance (Joseph in Egypt), and Argonautic myth (Jacob winning Rachel from Laban). The Odyssey also offers intriguing parallels to the Book of Jonah, and Odysseus' treatment by the suitors offers close parallels to the Gospels' depiction of Christ in Jerusalem.

Homer's Odyssey

Author: Peter Jones

Publisher: Bristol Classical Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Fiction

Page: 268

View: 5838


Offers a line-by-line commentary explaining the many factual details, mythological allusions, and Homeric conventions that will aid in understanding Homer's methods of composition, characterization, and structure.

Homer's Odyssey

Author: Lillian Eileen Doherty

Publisher: Oxford Readings in Classical S

ISBN: 0199233322

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 374

View: 6136


This volume assembles sixteen authoritative articles on Homer's Odyssey that have appeared over the last thirty years. A wide variety of interpretative strategies are represented, including, in addition to traditional close readings, the approaches of comparative anthropology, narratology, feminism, and audience-oriented criticism. Papers have been selected for their clarity and accessibility, and each is informed by close attention to philological and textual detail. A full glossary and list of abbreviations have been included, and a specially written introduction puts the selections in a wider context by giving an overview of major strands in the interpretation of Homer in the second half of the twentieth century.

Homer's Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 186

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The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Publisher: Collector's Library

ISBN: 9781904633372

Category: Fiction

Page: 420

View: 8045


The Odyssey, translated by T. E. Lawrence, an epic 12,000-line poem composed over 2,700 years ago, is the first adventure story in Western literature. It describes the ten-year wanderings of Odysseus in his quest to return home after the Trojan War. Hounded by the sea-god Poseidon and championed by the goddess Athene, he encounters giants, sorceresses, and sea monsters before finally reaching his beloved Ithaca. There he must endure the taunts of the Suitors to his queen, Penelope, who have taken up residence in his palace. At once enchanting fairy tale and gripping drama, the Odyssey is eminently readable, not least for the rich complexity and magnetism of its hero. An inspiration to writers as diverse as Virgil, Swift, and Joyce, the Odyssey has proved enormously influential and continues to captivate readers of all ages.

The Odyssey of Homer

Author: Homer

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 0195068181

Category: Fiction

Page: 354

View: 2802


Odysseus, the most heroic of the ancient Greek warriors, journeys home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Copyright © Libri GmbH. All rights reserved.

A Commentary on Homer's Odyssey

Author: Alfred Heubeck,Stephanie West,John Bryan Hainsworth,Arie Hoekstra

Publisher: Oxford University Press on Demand

ISBN: 9780198721444

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 316

View: 863


This three volume commentary also includes an introduction discussing previous research on the Odyssey, its relation to the Iliad, the epic dialect, and the transmission of the text.