The Essential Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 160384368X
Format: PDF
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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 Adventures of Ulysses

Author: Ernest A. Gardner
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107688442
Format: PDF
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Charles Lamb (1775-1834) was an English essayist and literary figure. Originally published in 1921, this book presents Lamb's version of the Odyssey, which was, in turn, based upon George Chapman's English translation. Illustrative figures and detailed textual notes are also included. This book will be of value to anyone with an interest in the Odyssey and Lamb's writings.

Homer s Iliad and Odyssey

Author: Barry B. Powell
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780199394074
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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

The Essential Homer

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603842241
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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.

Earth Odyssey

Author: Mark Hertsgaard
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307484084
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Like many of us, Mark Hertsgaard has long worried about the declining health of our environment. But in 1991, he decided to act on his concern and investigate the escalating crisis for himself. Traveling on his own dime, he embarked on an odyssey lasting most of the decade and spanning nineteen countries. Now, in Earth Odyssey, he reports on our environmental predicament through the eyes of the people who live it. From the gilded boardrooms of Paris to the traffic-clogged streets of Bangkok, we travel from the deep human past to our still unfolding future. Much of the story revolves around people like Zhenbing, Hertsgaard's charismatic interpreter in China, whose desire to escape poverty leaves him indifferent to his country's horrific air and water pollution. We also meet Garang, a proud Dinka tribesman whose response to Sudan's famine shows the difficulty of building an environmentally sustainable future without bridging the gap between rich and poor. Drawing on interviews with Václav Havel, Al Gore, Jacques Cousteau, and numerous other prominent figures, Hertsgaard offers fresh insight into such complex issues as humanity's growing addiction to the automobile, the insidious spread of nuclear technology, and the inevitable tension between unfettered capitalism and the health of the biosphere. Earth Odyssey is a vivid, passionate narrative about one man's journey around the world in search of the answer to the most important question of our time: Is the future of the human species at risk? Combining first-rate reportage with irresistible storytelling, Mark Hertsgaard has written an essential--and ultimately hopeful--book about the uncertain fate of humankind. From the Hardcover edition.

Wealth Odyssey

Author: Larry R. Frank
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595337201
Format: PDF
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What are you trying to do with your money? Few of us take the time to analyze our financial needs and goals to answer that pressing question. In Wealth Odyssey, author Larry R. Frank Sr. uses his extensive financial background to provide a universal road map that will help you determine the wealth you need to support your chosen lifestyle. Frank discusses such topics as: The Wealth Rule The Earning-Spending-Saving Formula Using debt wisely Risk management Wealth Odyssey is written to be timeless; it does not matter what the market has done, or will do. Wealth Odyssey is a practical, no-nonsense guide that will help you develop a personal definition of wealth and create an effective strategy for long-term financial success.