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The Iliad of Homer By Homer
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The Iliad is, together with the Odyssey, one of two ancient Greek epic poems traditionally attributed to Homer. The poem is commonly dated to the late 9th or to the 8th century BC, and many scholars... More > believe it is the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, making it one of the first works of ancient Greek literature. The existence of a single author for the poems is disputed as the poems< Less
The Odyssey Rendered into English prose for the use of those who cannot read the original By Homer Randall
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Hint: You can preview this book by clicking on "Preview" which is located under the cover of this book. About the author: Samuel Butler (4 December 1835 – 18 June 1902) was an... More > iconoclastic Victorian-era English author who published a variety of works. Two of his most famous pieces are the Utopian satire Erewhon and a semi-autobiographical novel published posthumously, The Way of All Flesh. He is also known for examining Christian orthodoxy, substantive studies of evolutionary thought, studies of Italian art, and works of literary history and criticism. Butler made prose translations of the Iliad and Odyssey, which remain in use to this day.Butler was born on 4 December 1835 at the rectory in the village of Langar, near Bingham, Nottinghamshire, England, to the Rev. Thomas Butler, son of Dr. Samuel Butler, then headmaster of Shrewsbury School and later Bishop of Lichfield. Excerpt from: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Butler_(novelist)< Less
The Iliad of Homer (the basis for Troy the movie) By Homer
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The rage of Achilles (played by Brad Pitt in the movie Troy) provides the basis for one of the most powerful war stories ever told. Anger. Jealousy. Betrayal. Revenge. The original is far more poetic... More > and complex than the new film version. This elegantly designed new edition is taken from the 1898 translation by Samuel Butler. The electronic text is available free through Project Gutenberg: www.promo.net/pg/< Less
Homer and the European epic By Chris Gray
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This pamphlet aims to situate Homer’s ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’ in the context of the development of ancient Greek society from Mycenaean times down to the early... More > classical period (around 600 BCE) and in the context of the common European epic and tradition. It draws on recent anthropological theories concerning the ‘human revolution’ and the origins of culture among hunter-gatherers in a pristine female-led coalition. Special focus is laid on Odysseus as the centre of an early bear cult and (hence) as frequent visitor to the world of the dead, and on Penepole as fully his equal in cunning.< Less
Homer and the European epic By Chris Gray
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This pamphlet aims to situate Homer’s ‘The Iliad’ and ‘The Odyssey’ in the context of the development of ancient Greek society from Mycenaean times down to the early... More > classical period (around 600 BCE) and in the context of the common European epic and tradition. It draws on recent anthropological theories concerning the ‘human revolution’ and the origins of culture among hunter-gatherers in a pristine female-led coalition. Special focus is laid on Odysseus as the centre of an early bear cult and (hence) as frequent visitor to the world of the dead, and on Penepole as fully his equal in cunning.< Less
The Iliad By Homer
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The Iliad is an epic poem by Homer dating from around the 8th century BC. It takes place during the Trojan war, and it depicts the battles and events that occur during a fight between King Agamemnon... More > and the warrior Achilles. From here, if you've never read this poem before, you might need a white board to keep track of everyone. But it wouldn't be an epic without the full pantheon of gods swinging in and out of battle the whole time, now would it? Between the Iliad and the Odyssey, Homer is still the font from which so much literature flows. Their themes are so elemental that they were actually considered gods at one point: Fate, Time, Wrath, etc. And just about every hero-based book or film you can think of owes a debt to Homer's classics.< Less
Homer and His Age By Andrew Lang
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A renowned book on Homeric scholarship. Includes discussions on history, archeology, and mythology. Contents: The Homeric Age; Hypotheses as to the Growth of the Epics; Hypotheses of Epic... More > Composition; Loose Feudalism: The Over-Lord in Iliad, Books I and II; Agamemnon in the Later Iliad; Archaeology of the Iliad-Burial and Cremation; Homeric Armour; The Breastplate; Bronze and Iron; The Homeric House; Notes of Change in the Odyssey; Linguistic Proofs of Various Date; The Doloneia-Iliad, Book X; The Interpolations of Nestor; The Comparative Study of Early Epics; and Homer and the French Mediaeval Epics.< Less
A Grecian Odyssey By Vickie Posey
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Come along for a journey, an odyssey, to the land of Homer. Share the day-to-day experiences of an unforgettable tour and get to know the land where Western civilization started.
Quick Guide: Odyssey By College Guide World
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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western... More > canon, and is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. It is believed to have been composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres , who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.< Less
Having Fun with the Iliad of Homer and the Story of the Trojan War By Basil Antoniades
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