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The Resource The odyssey, Homer; Translated by Martin Hammond; Preface by Jasper Griffin

The odyssey, Homer; Translated by Martin Hammond; Preface by Jasper Griffin

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The odyssey
Title
The odyssey
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Homer; Translated by Martin Hammond; Preface by Jasper Griffin
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eng
Summary
An excellent version... it may well prove the translation for this and the next generation. Sir Roger Tomkys, Anglo-Hellenic Review Martin Hammond's new version is clearly a labour of love and a wonderful achievement as it has none [of the faults of other versions] and although it is in prose, if read aloud the prose transforms itself into poetry. It is as close to the Greek as it is possible to get and keeps all the formulaic patterns so that the music of the original shines out and rings in the ear...It is instilled with magic Mediterranean light...I have now read it seven times and find I get more from each re-reading William Cookson, AGENDA Hammond's admirable translation...is remarkably successful in combining accuracy with a lively and highly readable style A.F.Garvie, Classical Review Hammond succeeds admirably in presenting a translation that is easy and enjoyable to read and faithful to Homer D.M.Goldstein, Bryn Mawr Classical Review This is a magnificent piece of work...I enjoyed reading [Hammond's] Odyssey enormously. It is more years than I care to think since I read the work from end to end. Hammond's translation moved me to do so within a day, and that is a tribute indeed. This is a first-class work which should give pleasure to both those who read Greek and those who do not - and deserves to attract many to read Homer for whom that is as yet a pleasure in store Dr John Moore, Conference and Common Room
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Homer is known only as the author of the The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two epic poems of the Trojan War and its aftermath that mark the birth of Western culture. Nothing is known of his life. Martin Hammond was Head of Classics at Eton College, UK, and subsequently Master in College. Since 1990 he has been Headmaster of Tonbridge School, UK. He is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of Homer's The Iliad.
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UK-WkNB
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Homer
Dewey number
883.01
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illustrations
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no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Hammond, Martin
  • Griffin, Jasper
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Bloomsbury revelations
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  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Odysseus (Greek mythology)
  • Classical texts
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
  • Literature
  • Classical texts
  • Literary studies: fiction, novelists & prose writers
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'Muse, tell me of a man: a man of much resource, who was made to wander far and long, after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy. Many were the men whose lands he saw and came to know their thinking: many too the miseries at sea which he suffered in his heart, as he sought to win his own life and the safe return of his companions.' Recounting the epic journey home of Odysseus from the Trojan War, The Odyssey - alongside its sister poem The Iliad - stands as the well-spring of Western Civilisation and culture, an inspiration to poets, writers and thinkers for thousands of years since. This authoritative prose translation by Martin Hammond brings Homer's great poem of homecoming to life as Odysseus battles through such familiar dangers as the cave of the Cyclops, the call of the Sirens and his hostile reception back in his native land of Ithaca
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general
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The odyssey, Homer; Translated by Martin Hammond; Preface by Jasper Griffin
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Paperback
Contents
Preface Introduction by Jasper Griffin Suggestions for further reading A note on the Greek text Book I: The Gods, Athene and Telemachos Book II: Telemachos and the Suitors Book III: Telemachos in Pylos Book IV: Telemachos in Sparta Book V: Odysseus and Kalypso Book VI: Nausikaa Book VII: Odysseus in Phaiacia Book VIII: Phaiacian Games and Song Book IX: The Cyclops Book X: Kirke Book XI: The Underworld Book XII: Skylla and Charybdis Book XIII: Return to Ithaka Book XIV: Odysseus and Eumaios Book XV: Telemachos Returns Book XVI: Odysseus and Telemachos Book XVII: Odysseus Comes to His House Book XVIII: Odysseus As Beggar Book XIX: Eurykleia Recognises Odysseus Book XX: Insults and Omens Book XXI: The Trial of the Bow Book XXII: The Suitors Killed Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope Book XXIV: The Underworld, Laertes, Peace Index
Control code
9781472532480
Dimensions
22x14x2 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9781472532480
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
regular print
Label
The odyssey, Homer; Translated by Martin Hammond; Preface by Jasper Griffin
Publication
Note
Paperback
Contents
Preface Introduction by Jasper Griffin Suggestions for further reading A note on the Greek text Book I: The Gods, Athene and Telemachos Book II: Telemachos and the Suitors Book III: Telemachos in Pylos Book IV: Telemachos in Sparta Book V: Odysseus and Kalypso Book VI: Nausikaa Book VII: Odysseus in Phaiacia Book VIII: Phaiacian Games and Song Book IX: The Cyclops Book X: Kirke Book XI: The Underworld Book XII: Skylla and Charybdis Book XIII: Return to Ithaka Book XIV: Odysseus and Eumaios Book XV: Telemachos Returns Book XVI: Odysseus and Telemachos Book XVII: Odysseus Comes to His House Book XVIII: Odysseus As Beggar Book XIX: Eurykleia Recognises Odysseus Book XX: Insults and Omens Book XXI: The Trial of the Bow Book XXII: The Suitors Killed Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope Book XXIV: The Underworld, Laertes, Peace Index
Control code
9781472532480
Dimensions
22x14x2 cm.
Extent
352 p.
Isbn
9781472532480
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Other physical details
b&w, ill.
Specific material designation
regular print

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