Odysseus: The Hero of Ithaca

Odysseus: The Hero of Ithaca

Paperback Greek History

By (author) Mary E Burt, By (author) Zenaide A Ragozin


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  • Publisher: Createspace
  • Format: Paperback | 126 pages
  • Dimensions: 216mm x 279mm x 7mm | 386g
  • Publication date: 13 September 2013
  • ISBN 10: 1492718580
  • ISBN 13: 9781492718581
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations

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Odysseus The Hero of Ithaca With Vocabulary and Notes Brand New Copy Student Edition It has long been the opinion of many of the more progressive teachers of the United States that, next to Herakles, Odysseus is the hero closest to child-life, and that the stories from the "Odyssey" are the most suitable for reading-lessons. These conclusions have been reached through independent experiments not related to educational work in foreign countries. While sojourning in Athens I had the pleasure of visiting the best schools, both public and private, and found the reading especially spirited. I examined the books in use and found the regular reading-books to consist of the classic tales of the country, the stories of Herakles, Theseus, Perseus, and so forth, in the reader succeeding the primer, and the stories of Odysseus, or Ulysses, as we commonly call him, following as a third book, answering to our second or third reader. This book I brought home with me and had a careful, literal translation made. I submitted this translation to that notable scholar, Zenaide A. Ragozin, with whom I faithfully traversed the ground, word by word and sentence by sentence. This version I have carefully compared with Bryant and rewritten, making the language as simple as could be consistent with the dignity of the subject-matter.

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