The Essential Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603843676
Format: PDF
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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.

The Essential Homer

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603842241
Format: PDF, ePub
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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:
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This generous abridgment 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 Aeneid

Author: Virgil
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 9781603844307
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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, Docs
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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.

An Iliad

Author: Lisa Peterson
Publisher: The Overlook Press
ISBN: 1468311921
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Masterfully adapted by Lisa Peterson and Denis O’Hare From Robert Fagles’s acclaimed translation, An Iliad telescopes Homer’s Trojan War epic into a gripping monologue that captures both the heroism and horror of war. Crafted around the stories of Achilles and Hector, in language that is by turns poetic and conversational, An Iliad brilliantly refreshes this world classic. What emerges is a powerful piece of theatrical storytelling that vividly drives home the timelessness of mankind’s compulsion toward violence.

Anthology of Classical Myth

Author: Stephen M. Trzaskoma
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1624664997
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This new edition of Anthology of Classical Myth offers selections from key Near Eastern texts—the Babylonian Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic of Creation (Enuma Elish), and Atrahasis; the Hittite Song of Emergence; and the flood story from the book of Genesis—thereby enabling students to explore the many similarities between ancient Greek and Mesopotamian mythology and enhancing its reputation as the best and most complete collection of its kind.

The War That Killed Achilles

Author: Caroline Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101148853
Format: PDF, ePub
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"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling author Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that lets us see its true power. In the process, she reveals the intended theme of Homer's masterwork-the tragic lessons of war and its enduring devastation.