The "Odyssey"

The "Odyssey"

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The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format. In CliffsNotes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom. At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage. This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question.
Other features that help you study include* Character analyses of major players* A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters* Critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey* A review section that tests your knowledge* A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites Classic literature or modern modern-day treasure - you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.
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  • Paperback | 112 pages
  • 132.08 x 208.28 x 7.62mm | 226.8g
  • Cliffs Notes Inc.,U.S.
  • Hoboken, NJ, United States
  • English
  • 0764585991
  • 9780764585999
  • 481,537

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About Stanley P. Baldwin

Stanley P. Baldwin is a writer and teacher living in Nebraska.
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Table of contents

Life and Background of the Author. Introduction to The Odyssey. Critical Commentaries. Book 1: Athena Inspires the Prince. Book 2: Telemachus Sets Sail. Book 3: King Nestor Remembers. Book 4: The King and Queen of Sparta. Book 5: Odysseus--Nymph and Shipwreck. Books 6-8: The Princess and the Stranger; Phaeacia's Halls and Gardens; A Day for Songs and Contests. Book 9: In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave. Book 10: The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea. Book 11: The Kingdom of the Dead. Book 12: The Cattle of the Sun. Books 13 & 14: Ithaca at Last; The Loyal Swineherd. Books 15 & 16: The Prince Sets Sail for Home; Father and Son. Book 17: Stranger at the Gate. Book 18: The Beggar-King at Ithaca. Book 19: Penelope and Her Guest. Book 20: Portents Gather. Book 21: Odysseus Strings His Bow. Book 22: Slaughter in the Hall. Book 23: The Great Rooted Bed. Book 24: Peace. Character Analyses. Critical Essays. CliffsNotes Review. CliffsNotes Resource Center. Index.
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