Odyssey Books XIX and XX Homer

ISBN: 9780521347600

Published: January 11th 2006

Paperback

248 pages


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Odyssey Books XIX and XX  by  Homer

Odyssey Books XIX and XX by Homer
January 11th 2006 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 248 pages | ISBN: 9780521347600 | 6.80 Mb

The Odyssey, besides being one of the worlds first and best adventure stories, is a poem of great subtlety, rich in irony and sophisticated characterisation. The poets art is amply illustrated by books 19 and 20, in which Odysseus, disguised as aMoreThe Odyssey, besides being one of the worlds first and best adventure stories, is a poem of great subtlety, rich in irony and sophisticated characterisation.

The poets art is amply illustrated by books 19 and 20, in which Odysseus, disguised as a beggar, spends the night in his own palace and lays plans for his awesome revenge. Particularly memorable is the episode in which Penelope converses with her husband without suspecting his identity. In this edition, Richard Rutherford provides not only detailed comment on the action, characterisation and style of the books in question, but also, in an extensive introduction, a general survey of the Odyssey as a whole, laying special emphasis on the qualities of the second half of the poem.

He also attempts to contribute to the literary criticism of the poem on a verbal level, by considering the poets use of formulae, rhetorical technique, and similes. This volume is intended for readers of the Odyssey at all stages. The commentary gives extensive linguistic guidance for beginners- the introduction, in which all Greek is translated, is intended to be accessible to any readers interested in Homer as a poet, whether or not they know Greek.



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