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Homer By Tracy Davis Gustilo, Lene Mahler Jaqua
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The Iliad of Homer. By Homer.
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The Iliad of Homer in Classical Attic; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during... More > the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege; the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war, and related concerns tend to appear near the beginning. Then the epic narrative takes up events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly, so that when it reaches an end, the poem has told a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.< Less
The Odyssey of Homer By Homer
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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 was probably 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 long 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 or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.< Less
The Iliad of Homer By Alexander Pope
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The Iliad (sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters, traditionally attributed to Homer. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the... More > city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. Although the story covers only a few weeks in the final year of the war, the Iliad mentions or alludes to many of the Greek legends about the siege, the earlier events, such as the gathering of warriors for the siege, the cause of the war and similar, tending to appear near the beginning, and the events prophesied for the future, such as Achilles' looming death and the sack of Troy, prefigured and alluded to more and more vividly approaching the end of the poem, making the poem tell a more or less complete tale of the Trojan War.< Less
The Odyssey by Homer By Steven Martinez
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This modern re-creation by Steven Martinez seeks to make Homer’s poem more approachable to the general reader. Centered on one man’s journey home, the narrative focuses on Ulysses’... More > harrowing struggle to reach his beloved wife Penelope, and his young son Telemachus, in the wake of the Trojan War. Combining themes of marital devotion, love, and family—set against the backdrop of war—Homer’s great epic stands as one of the most life-affirming works in all of literature. This abridged rendition seeks, above all, to capture the essence or spirit of ‘The Odyssey.’ It includes only the most meaningful confrontations, and untangles the convoluted structure of the original. The poetic line is designed to scan swiftly, reflecting the urgency and movement that make Ulysses’ journey so eternally compelling.< Less
The Homeric Hymns By LewisAndrew CarrollLang
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Homer the Racehorse By Linda Baten Johnson, Katherine Loughmiller
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"'Homer the Racehorse' is the story of a young colt beginning with his birth to fulfilling his mother's promise of becoming a champion. Tracking Homer's early upbringing and playful days before... More > his move to the track to learn to be a racehorse is told in words that children will find an easy comparison with their play days while growing up, finding more challenges in school as they prepare to be champions in their own right. 'Homer the Racehorse' is an easy read...a winner with a champion's ending." ---David E. Hooper, executive director of Texas Thoroughbred Association< Less
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Jonah's Homer By Jeremy Hargreaves
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The Works of Homer: The Homeric Hymns, the Iliad, and the Odyssey By Homer , Andrew Lang, Thomas Hobbes
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The Homeric Hymns are a collection of Ancient Greek hymns celebrating individual gods. They were uncritically attributed to Homer himself in Antiquity—from the earliest written reference to... More > them, Thucydides (iii.104)—and the label has stuck. "The whole collection, as a collection, is Homeric in the only useful sense that can be put upon the word;" The Iliad is an epic poem in dactylic hexameters. Set during the Trojan War, the ten-year siege of the city of Troy (Ilium) by a coalition of Greek states, it tells of the battles and events during the weeks of a quarrel between King Agamemnon and the warrior Achilles. The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the first. It is believed to have been composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.< Less