The Odyssey

The Odyssey

George Herbert Palmer (March 9, 1842?May 7, 1933) was an American scholar and author. He was a graduate, and then professor at Harvard University. He is also known for his published works, like the translation of The Odyssey (1884) and others about education and ethics, such as The New Education (1887) and The Glory of the Imperfect (1898). This is a pre-1923 historical rep George Herbert Palmer (March 9, 1842?May 7, 1933) was an American scholar and author. He was a graduate, and then...

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Title:The Odyssey
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Edition Language:English
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Number of Pages:541 pages pages

The Odyssey Reviews

  • J.G. Keely
    Jul 27, 2009

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

  • Ahmad Sharabiani
    Apr 28, 2008

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

  • Ken
    Jun 29, 2015

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

  • Stephen
    Aug 25, 2008

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

  • Riku Sayuj
    Sep 23, 2011

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

  • Trish
    Feb 25, 2018

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

  • Alex
    Jan 12, 2010

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

  • Kalliope
    Apr 16, 2010

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

  • Sue
    Feb 28, 2018

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

    Second review introductory I think, oh muse, that Odysseus and me go back to the first year of Junior School, when I was, let me see, eleven minus four years old, anyway it was long ago and far away then, we still had the half penny a tiny coin of hardy bronze. We had a project at sc...

    After having read and enjoyed Fagles' translation not too long ago, I decided to join with a group reading a new translation by Emily Wilson, the first woman to take on this task in English. This has proved to be an excellent decision. While I have always had respect for those who tran...

  • Emer
    Jan 15, 2018

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

    Second review introductory I think, oh muse, that Odysseus and me go back to the first year of Junior School, when I was, let me see, eleven minus four years old, anyway it was long ago and far away then, we still had the half penny a tiny coin of hardy bronze. We had a project at sc...

    After having read and enjoyed Fagles' translation not too long ago, I decided to join with a group reading a new translation by Emily Wilson, the first woman to take on this task in English. This has proved to be an excellent decision. While I have always had respect for those who tran...

    Last year I read Homer's The Iliad and loved the storyline but I was left with a sense that there was something missing from my reading experience. At times the Iliad bored me with its clunky writing style and, at the time, I concluded that this was down to the translation that read. ...

  • Jan-Maat
    Jun 12, 2011

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

    Second review introductory I think, oh muse, that Odysseus and me go back to the first year of Junior School, when I was, let me see, eleven minus four years old, anyway it was long ago and far away then, we still had the half penny a tiny coin of hardy bronze. We had a project at sc...

  • Kris
    Feb 25, 2018

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

    Second review introductory I think, oh muse, that Odysseus and me go back to the first year of Junior School, when I was, let me see, eleven minus four years old, anyway it was long ago and far away then, we still had the half penny a tiny coin of hardy bronze. We had a project at sc...

    After having read and enjoyed Fagles' translation not too long ago, I decided to join with a group reading a new translation by Emily Wilson, the first woman to take on this task in English. This has proved to be an excellent decision. While I have always had respect for those who tran...

    Last year I read Homer's The Iliad and loved the storyline but I was left with a sense that there was something missing from my reading experience. At times the Iliad bored me with its clunky writing style and, at the time, I concluded that this was down to the translation that read. ...

    The Fagles translation is brilliant. ...

    Group read: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... ...

  • Kris
    Nov 03, 2017

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

  • Owlseyes
    Aug 26, 2011

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

    Second review introductory I think, oh muse, that Odysseus and me go back to the first year of Junior School, when I was, let me see, eleven minus four years old, anyway it was long ago and far away then, we still had the half penny a tiny coin of hardy bronze. We had a project at sc...

    After having read and enjoyed Fagles' translation not too long ago, I decided to join with a group reading a new translation by Emily Wilson, the first woman to take on this task in English. This has proved to be an excellent decision. While I have always had respect for those who tran...

    Last year I read Homer's The Iliad and loved the storyline but I was left with a sense that there was something missing from my reading experience. At times the Iliad bored me with its clunky writing style and, at the time, I concluded that this was down to the translation that read. ...

    The Fagles translation is brilliant. ...

    Group read: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... ...

    The salt-encrusted reader has completed his voyage. He has met many mythical men and gods, some women also. The scheming killer Aegisthus, divine Calypso, the Sun God, the savage Cyclops who filled his belly with human meat; the enchantress Circe with her braided hair; the prophet T...

    "So Pallas spake, and breathed into his frame Strength irresistible." Why so powerful a narrative? - is it the mythological world? this tte-a-tte way of living between gods and men? ...the voyages? the longing for Home ...? ...

  • Ted
    Dec 19, 2011

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

    Second review introductory I think, oh muse, that Odysseus and me go back to the first year of Junior School, when I was, let me see, eleven minus four years old, anyway it was long ago and far away then, we still had the half penny a tiny coin of hardy bronze. We had a project at sc...

    After having read and enjoyed Fagles' translation not too long ago, I decided to join with a group reading a new translation by Emily Wilson, the first woman to take on this task in English. This has proved to be an excellent decision. While I have always had respect for those who tran...

    Last year I read Homer's The Iliad and loved the storyline but I was left with a sense that there was something missing from my reading experience. At times the Iliad bored me with its clunky writing style and, at the time, I concluded that this was down to the translation that read. ...

    The Fagles translation is brilliant. ...

    Group read: https://www.goodreads.com/group/show/... ...

    The salt-encrusted reader has completed his voyage. He has met many mythical men and gods, some women also. The scheming killer Aegisthus, divine Calypso, the Sun God, the savage Cyclops who filled his belly with human meat; the enchantress Circe with her braided hair; the prophet T...

  • James
    Aug 07, 2016

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

  • Fernando
    Apr 13, 2016

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

  • Ana
    Mar 01, 2017

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

  • Charlotte May
    Dec 19, 2016

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

  • Roy Lotz
    May 30, 2013

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

  • Pink
    Mar 04, 2014

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

  • Glenn Russell
    Nov 27, 2015

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

  • Manuel Antão
    Nov 18, 2017

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

  • Renato Magalhães Rocha
    Apr 29, 2014

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

  • Alienor ✘ French Frowner ✘
    Jul 23, 2016

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

  • [P]
    Aug 03, 2015

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

  • Το Άσχημο Ρύζι Καρολίνα
    Feb 11, 2018

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

  • Kevin Ansbro
    Jan 25, 2018

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

  • Michael Finocchiaro
    Jul 16, 2016

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

  • Michael
    Mar 13, 2017

    So my first ?non-school related" experience with Homer?s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch. Case in point: ...they hauled him out through the doorway into the court, l...

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrecked, and we might have smoked something in the bathroom, I'm not totally clear on that...

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens, would read a passage while the rest were all busy with our eyes and fingers, ...

    Ever since I first read Homer?s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most especially the Sirens. I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my...

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in literature. I'm always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books ...

    "I?m not normally a praying man, but if you?re up there, please save me, Superman!" ?Homer (Simpson) Following James Joyce?s lead, I used Homer?s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel-in-progress. But how can I, a mere mortal, do justice to the most famo...

    The first line in Emily Wilson?s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is ?Tell me about a complicated man.? In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilson tells us ?I could?ve said, ?Tell me about a straying husband.? And that?s...

    ?? ?? ??????? ??? ?????, ? ????? ??? ?? ??????. ???? ????? ??? ??????, ?? ???? ?????, ??? ?? ?? ????????? ? ?????? ?? ?????????. ? ???? ??? ?? ?????, ???? ?????...

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally it was Stephen's review that convinced me to go for the Robert Fagles' version. I hav...

    Book Review 4 out of 5 stars to The Odyssey, published around 800 BC and written by Homer. I was tasked with reading this epic work as part of an Advanced Placement English course in between my junior and senior years of high school. I loved literature back then as much as I do no...

    Quite possibly one of my favourite books! It was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiquity - leading me to choose a degree in Classical Civilisations. I always look back on The Odyssey with fondness - I love all the monsters he faces and the gods who...

    To this day, the most interesting research project that I?ve ever done was the very first. It was on the Homeric Question. I was a sophomore in college?a student with (unfortunate) literary ambitions who had just decided to major in anthropology. By this point, I had at least ta...

    ???????? = The Odyssey, Homer The Odyssey Characters: Odysseus, Penelope, Helen of Troy, Achilles, Agamemnon, Telemachus, Minerva, Polyphemus ???????: ?????? ??????? ???: ????? ?????: ?????? ???: ????? ?????: ???? ??...

    "Volver, con la frente marchita, las nieves del tiempo platearon mi sien. Sentir, que es un soplo la vida, que veinte aos no es nada, que febril la mirada, errante en las sombras, te busca y te nombra. Vivir, con el alma aferrada, a un dulce recuerdo que lloro otra vez." Concuerdo...

    See article in The New York Times Magazine Section, https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/02/ma... The Paris Review has excerpts: https://www.theparisreview.org/poetry... ...

    Where do you start with a book such as this? An epic tale that has been around for almost three thousand years. I have no idea. What I do know is that I read it and loved it. I had little foreknowledge of the story and I haven't looked into the meanings or history too deeply. Instead I...

    My parents split when I was very young. The arrangement they made between them was that my brother and I would spend the weekends with our father, but would live, during the week, with my mother. One winter, when I was ten years old, it started to snow heavily and gave no indication of...

    Odysseus is the ultimate anti-hero, and that's probably why - as much as he annoys me at times with his antics - I'll always prefer him to Achilles. Sure, one can't deny how unreliable and prejudiced he is as a narrator - just look at how he twists the reality when describing the Cyc...

    I first read extracts of the Odyssey in junior high and high school and some years later purchased the highly acclaimed Fitzgerald translation. It is a masterpiece that brings out the strengths of this iconic story of the voyage of Ulysses from the fall of Troy back to his native Ithac...

    I shelved this as "classic newly-read" only because I don't think I ever read a full version in verse. Parts in prose. And B-movies starring either Kirk Douglas or Anthony Quinn or Charlton Heston as the toga-clad avenger. Like butter, this translation of Fagles'. Loved how smooth i...

    It's funny how many people feel intimidated by this book. Sure, it's thousands of years old, and certainly Greek culture has some peculiarities, but the book is remarkably, sometimes surprisingly modern, and most translations show the straightforward simplicity of the story. Perhaps...

    If you're into stuff like this, you can read the full review. Representation of Human: "The Odyssey" by Homer (translated by Robert Fitzgerald; read by Dan Stevens) I humbly declare this book to be the greatest literary work of mankind. If you don't learn Greek (worth it just to ...

    Second review introductory I think, oh muse, that Odysseus and me go back to the first year of Junior School, when I was, let me see, eleven minus four years old, anyway it was long ago and far away then, we still had the half penny a tiny coin of hardy bronze. We had a project at sc...

    After having read and enjoyed Fagles' translation not too long ago, I decided to join with a group reading a new translation by Emily Wilson, the first woman to take on this task in English. This has proved to be an excellent decision. While I have always had respect for those who tran...

    Last year I read Homer's The Iliad and loved the storyline but I was left with a sense that there was something missing from my reading experience. At times the Iliad bored me with its clunky writing style and, at the time, I concluded that this was down to the translation that read. ...

    The Fagles translation is brilliant. ...