...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court,...more
lopped his nose and ears with a ruthless knife,
tore his genitals out for the dogs to eat raw
and in manic fury hacked off hands and feet.
then once they’d washed their own hands and feet
they went inside again to join ody
This translation, by Robert Fagles, is of the Greek text edited by David Monro and Thomas Allen, first published in 1908 by the Oxford University Press. This two-volu...more
My knowledge of classical literature and mythology is sadly lacking. The main reason I decided to tackle The Odyssey is because I want to read Ulysses and I gather that a passing acquaintance with this work will make that experience more meaningful.
Listening to Ian McKellen reading the Robert Fagles' translation made me regret my lack of education in the classics. I have no way of assessing the merits of Fagles' work, but I would love be to be able to read this epic poem in the language in whic...more
It is a glorious story of love and war, gods and humans, adventure in and around the Mediterranean (and, some argue, out to the West Indies). On the surface simply the story of Odysseus's adventures after the fall of Troy, it is a rich tapestry of places, characters, and creatures which have entered into the basic language of Western literature.
For academic study of the...more
In the classic Star Trek episode “Errand of Mercy” there is a scene toward the end that my readings of The Iliad and The Odyssey brought to mind and prompted the comment made in the Comments earlier, i.e., “the Klingons are ancient Greeks.” The Organians have revealed themselves to be super-evolved, incorporeal beings and have put a stop to the “insane war,” as Ayelborne calls it, the Klingons and the Federation...more
As the story winds down and Odysseus returns to Penel...more
This story takes you on a breathtaking journey that will bring you to your feet in a standing ovation! The story of love, betrayal, courage,honor and more is timeless. The characters come to life.
The Odyssey will capture your mind and emotions, and you won't want to put it down. A great adventure.
The Odyssey written by Homer is about Greek gods and humans about their afterlive of the battle of Troy. The main character Odysseus is now trying to battle his way back home, to regain his normal life. As he tries to do so he encouters many difficulties. Odysseus left behind him before the battle of Troy a loving wife and son . As the two back home don't know when and if their father and husband is coming back ; a bunch of young men want to marry Odyssesus wife. Will Odysseus find his way back...more
For those who have read it, here are my opinions:
Hate Penelope. Period. She is so whiny, and I am probably about to be shunned by the millions of Twilight fans, but she reminds me A LOT of Bella (cringe as fruit flies toward an unsuspecting...more
I'm not going to write a review for the Odyssey; I think that thousands of years of influence and praise speak for themselves.
However, I will tell you what happened when I was reading the last books of the poem, in which Penelope is reunited with her husband. In those days, I happened to be home alone while Alec was in Olney, dog-sitting his mother's dogs. Well, during that time, Alec had to fight against terrible storms that put his commute in peril and isolated him from...more
The Odyssey is, in part, the story of the hero Odysseus, a man so driven by love for his wife, his son...more
Things go badly, of course, like most trips. At least the trips that you can make a good yarn out of for your audience. How boring would it be to say “Odysseus went home and everything was in order and waiting for him. The end.” Not likely to be asked after for a second telling, much less passed on to each ge...more
ایلیاد و اودیسه پس از این همه قرن که از سروده شدنشان گذشته، هم چنان خواندنی اند و میزان فروش چاپ ها و ترجمه های تازه شان به زبان های اروپایی رقیب پر فروش ترین آثار، نظیر آثار شکسپیر اند. وسعت واژه های بکار گرفته شده و زیبایی روایت این دو اثر، چنان است که خواننده هرگز زشتی جنگ و وقایع نامبارک را آن چنان که هستند، احساس نمی کند. در مورد این...more
The story is truly interesting, because it's about Odysseus and all, but I think that this book is not yet for my age. The first 13 pages lulled me to sleep. Maybe later on in life, when I'm old and balding and have nothing to do, I'll pick this little book and decide to finish it :)
However, I recommend this book to those with Mythology lessons in their English class. Their is a glossary at the back most part of the bo...more
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