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The Resource The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Edward McCrorie ; with an introduction and notes by Richard P. Martin

The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Edward McCrorie ; with an introduction and notes by Richard P. Martin

Label
The Odyssey
Title
The Odyssey
Statement of responsibility
Homer ; translated by Edward McCrorie ; with an introduction and notes by Richard P. Martin
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • grc
  • eng
Summary
  • "Poet and translator Edward McCrorie now opens new territory in this rendition, which captures the spare, powerful tone of Homer's epic while engaging contemporary readers with its brisk pace, idiomatic language, and lively characterization. McCrorie closely reproduces the Greek metrical patterns and employs a diction and syntax that reflects the plain, at times stark, quality of Homer's lines rather than later English poetic styles. Avoiding both the stiffness of word-for-word literalism and the exaggeration and distortion of free adaptation, this translation evokes the ancient sound and sense of the poem. McCrorie's is truly an Odyssey for the twenty-first century."
  • "To accompany this innovative translation, noted classical scholar Richard Martin has written an accessible and wide-ranging introduction explaining the historical and literary context of the Odyssey, its theological and cultural underpinnings, Homer's poetic strategies and narrative techniques, and his cast of characters. In addition, Martin provides detailed notes - far more extensive than those in other editions - addressing key themes and concepts: the histories of persons, gods, events, and myths; literary motifs and devices; and plot development. Also included is an index of names and pronunciation guide."--Jacket
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Homer
Dewey number
883/.01
Index
no index present
LC call number
PA4025.A5
LC item number
M43 2004
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • McCrorie, Edward
  • Martin, Richard P
Series statement
Johns Hopkins new translations from antiquity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Odysseus
  • Odysseus
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • Epic poetry, Greek
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Edward McCrorie ; with an introduction and notes by Richard P. Martin
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-418)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trouble at home -- A gathering and a parting -- In the Great Hall of Nestor -- With Menelaos and Helen -- A raft on the high seas -- Laundry friends -- The warmest welcome -- Songs, challenges, dances, and gifts -- A battle, the Lotos, and a savage's cave -- Mad winds, laistrugonians, and an enchantress -- The land of the dead -- Evil song, a deadly strait, and forbidden herds -- A strange arrival home -- The house of the Swineherd -- Son and father converging -- Father and son reunited -- Unknown in his own house -- Fights in the Great Hall -- Memory and dream in the palace -- Dawn of the death-day -- The stringing of the bow -- Revenge in the Great Hall -- Husband and wife at last -- Last tensions and peace
Control code
ocm53183432
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlviii, 418 p.
Isbn
9780801868542
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003021372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53183432
  • (OCoLC)53183432
Label
The Odyssey, Homer ; translated by Edward McCrorie ; with an introduction and notes by Richard P. Martin
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 417-418)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trouble at home -- A gathering and a parting -- In the Great Hall of Nestor -- With Menelaos and Helen -- A raft on the high seas -- Laundry friends -- The warmest welcome -- Songs, challenges, dances, and gifts -- A battle, the Lotos, and a savage's cave -- Mad winds, laistrugonians, and an enchantress -- The land of the dead -- Evil song, a deadly strait, and forbidden herds -- A strange arrival home -- The house of the Swineherd -- Son and father converging -- Father and son reunited -- Unknown in his own house -- Fights in the Great Hall -- Memory and dream in the palace -- Dawn of the death-day -- The stringing of the bow -- Revenge in the Great Hall -- Husband and wife at last -- Last tensions and peace
Control code
ocm53183432
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
xlviii, 418 p.
Isbn
9780801868542
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
2003021372
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o53183432
  • (OCoLC)53183432

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