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    Homer: Odyssey Books XIX and XX: Bks. 19 & 20 (Cambridge Greek & Latin Classics) (Paperback)(English / Greek, Ancient (to 1453)) By (author) Homer, Edited by R. B. Rutherford, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney

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    DescriptionThe Odyssey, besides being one of the world's first and best adventure stories, is a poem of great subtlety, rich in irony and sophisticated characterisation. The poet's art is amply illustrated by books XIX and XX, 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 poet's 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; and the introduction, in which all Greek is translated, is intended to be accessible to any readers interested in Homer as a poet.

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    Homer: Odyssey Books XIX and XX: Bks. 19 & 20
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Homer, Edited by R. B. Rutherford, Series edited by P. E. Easterling, Series edited by Philip Hardie, Series edited by Richard Hunter, Series edited by E. J. Kenney
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 264
    Width: 123 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 290 g
    Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
    ISBN 13: 9780521347600
    ISBN 10: 0521347602

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
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    LC classification: PA4022 .P19 1992
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    Edition statement
    Illustrations note
    bibliography, index
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    Publication date
    30 April 1992
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    Review quote
    "This fine commentary, with text...is more than welcome, and is distinguished by a long introduction of ninety-five pages which is remarkable both for its quality and its completeness...This is an altogether admirable book, and one from which scholars at every level should benefit." Times Literary Supplement
    Table of contents
    Preface; List of abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The poem; 2. Odysseus; 3. Penelope; 4. Transmission and technique; 5. Metre, grammar and text; ODYSSEY XIX; ODYSSEY XX; Commentary; Bibliography; Index.