The Essential Homer

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603842241
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

The Essential Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 160384368X
Format: PDF, Docs
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This generous abridgement of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the "Odyssey" offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus.

The Essential Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843676
Format: PDF, Docs
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While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad, this bare-bones abridgment highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature, and in Western civilization surveys.

Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Author: Barry B. Powell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199394074
Format: PDF, Docs
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Renowned Homer scholar Barry B. Powell has already given the world powerful new translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey. Now his Homer's Iliad and Odyssey: The Essential Books brings together his translations of the most important books and passages from these two great poems in one handy volume. Accessible, poetic, and accurate, Barry Powell's translations are an excellent fit for today's students. With swift, transparent language that rings both ancient and modern, Powell exposes students to all of the rage, pleasure, pathos, cunning, and humor that are Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. Both the translations and the introductions are informed by the best recent scholarship. FEATURES * Uses well-modulated verse and accurate English that is contemporary but never without dignity * Powell's introduction sets the poems in their philological, mythological, and historical contexts * Features unique on-page notes, facilitating students' engagement with the poems * Embedded illustrations accompanied by extensive captions provide Greek and Roman visual sources for key passages * Maps provide geographic context for the poems' many place names * Audio recordings (read by Powell) of important passages are available on the book's Companion Website and indicated in the text margin by an icon

Fashion

Author: Karen Homer
Publisher: Aurum Press
ISBN: 9781781316955
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Revealing the fashion industry as never before, this beautiful book contains a wealth of invaluable information every fashionista should know. Written by fashion insider and bestselling author Karen Homer, and featuring stunning original illustrations, this stylish visual guide tells the stories behind trends such as the most iconic fabrics and prints, glasses as the ultimate fashion accessory, the ubiquitous Little Black Dress, and the rise of the metrosexual. Plus shining the spotlight on key fashion figures, such as Audrey Hepburn, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Moss.

The Essential Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844307
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This ample abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of Virgil's 'Aeneid' will be ideal for use in such courses as those surveys of Roman history or classical mythology in which time may not permit a reading of the epic in its entirety. W R Johnson's generous Introduction brilliantly illuminates the place of the 'Aeneid' in Roman mythology, history, and literature.

The Essential Metamorphoses

Author: Ovid
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603847006
Format: PDF, ePub
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Stanley Lombardo's abridgment of his translation of Ovid's Metamorphoses, preserves the epic frame of the poem as a whole while offering the best-known tales in a rendering remarkable for its clarity, wit, and vigor. While making no pretense of offering an experience comparable to that of reading the whole of Ovid's self-styled history "from the world's first origins down to my own time", this practical and judicious selection of myths at the heart of Roman mythology and literature yet manages to relate many of the most fascinating episodes in that world-historical march toward the Age of Augustus -- and is accompanied by an Introduction that deftly sets them in their cosmological, theological, and Augustan contexts.