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    Homer: The Odyssey (Landmarks of World Literature (Paperback)) (Paperback) By (author) Jasper Griffin

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    DescriptionThis handy guide to The Odyssey will introduce students to a text, which has been fundamental to literature for nearly 3000 years. Readers will be introduced to the world in that the Odyssey was produced, to the text itself and to its origins in oral poetry. This volume gives a summary of the poem and examines its structure. The unity, values and techniques of the poem are clearly outlined, as are the reasons for its longstanding appeal. This guide delves into the diverse world of the story; that of monsters, gods, and enchantresses which interacts with the very different world of the home, marriage and the family. Students will be introduced to the essential themes of loyalty and betrayal, and guided through the narrative of Odysseus' adventures, which also illustrate the workings of the world and the justice of heaven. Readers will also find a very helpful guide to further reading.


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    Title
    Homer: The Odyssey
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jasper Griffin
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 112
    Width: 129 mm
    Height: 198 mm
    Thickness: 6 mm
    Weight: 120 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521539784
    ISBN 10: 0521539781
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25770
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 37
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 05
    DC22: 883.01
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002000, LIT004190
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    LC classification: PA4167
    BISAC V2.8: FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DSBB
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    black & white illustrations
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    10 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Review quote
    '... students and teachers alike will still find Griffin's Guide a lively and erudite vade mecum. Griffin's aim is to 'put the Odyssey into its historical setting, and to bring out its individual character', both of which he achieves with an admirably accessible level of high scholarship ... this reprint of an outstanding little book is a must-have.' The Journal of Classics Teaching
    Table of contents
    Preface; Part I. The Making of the Odyssey: 1. The background of the Odyssey; 2. The date of the Odyssey; 3. Bards and oral poetry; 4. The language of the Odyssey and the 'formulaic system'; 5. Is the Odyssey an oral poem?; 6. Alternative Odysseys?; 7. How the poem comes down to us; Part II. The Poem: 8. Summary; 9. Translating Homer; 10. Shape and unity; 11. The epic style: grandeur and realism; 12. The epic: technique and variety; 13. The Odyssey and the Iliad; 14. Myth and folklore; 15. Some problems; 16. Men and gods; 17. Men and women; 18. Society and geography; 19. The values of the Odyssey; Part III. The Odyssey and After: 20. The after-life of the Odyssey; Guide to further reading.