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Published by Nelson in London .
Written in English


  • Homer

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Edition Notes


Statementshortened from Homer"s Odyssey translated into plain English by W.H.D. Rouse.
ContributionsRouse, W.H.D.
LC ClassificationsPA"4025"A43"1941
The Physical Object
Pagination262 p.
Number of Pages262
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL20137536M

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The narrator of the Odyssey invokes the Muse, asking for inspiration as he prepares to tell the story of Odysseus. The story begins ten years after the end of the Trojan War, the subject of the Iliad. All of the Greek heroes except Odysseus have returned home. Odysseus languishes on the remote island Ogygia with the goddess Calypso, who has. Atlas’ daughter it is wh o holds Odysseus captive, luckless man—despite his tears, forever trying to spellbind his heart with suave, seductive words and wipe all thought of Ithaca from his mind. But he, straining for no more than a glimpse of hearth-smoke drifting up from his own land, Odysseus longs to die Olympian Zeus,File Size: 1MB. The story of Odysseus begins in Homer's epic poem The Iliad, but his second poem, The Odyssey, relates the tale of Odysseus wandering the seas for . Summary and Analysis Book 1 - Athena Inspires the Prince. Homer opens The Odyssey with an invocation to the Muse of epic poetry and asks for her guidance in telling the story of a man who has experienced many twists and turns of fate and has suffered many hardships. Odysseus, the reader is told, is the only Greek survivor of the Trojan War who.

Agamemnon and Achilles, comrades of Odysseus at Troy, are among the many other dead who approach. Agamemnon tells the story of his murder by his wife, Clytemnestra, and her paramour, Aegisthus, a story referred to repeatedly throughout the epic, effectively contrasting the murderous infidelity of Clytemnestra with the dedicated loyalty of Penelope. Odysseus withholds his identity for as long as he can until finally, at the Phaeacians' request, he tells the story of his adventures. Odysseus relates how, following the Trojan War, his men suffered more losses at the hands of the Kikones, then were nearly tempted to stay on the island of the drug-addled Lotus Eaters.   Fortunately, I did not have this conflicted feeling after reading "The Wanderings of Odysseus". While the Odyssey has its moments of violence, the story lacks the cruelty and savagery of The Iliad. Each parent must judge their own child's level of sensitivity. In my opinion, "The Wanderings of Odysseus" is a book better suited to young children/5(62). In Book Twelve, Odysseus describes his first encounter with the menacing sea monster named Charybdis. Before encountering Charybdis, Circe tells .

One of the greatest legends in the world is brought to life in ODYSSEUS, the first book of the four-volume HEROES series. Author Geraldine McCaughrean's taught prose brings a modern, thriller-like immediacy to the ancient story, while still retaining the characters, details and even some of the rhythms of the epic poem/5(4). In Book 11 of Homer's The Odyssey, Odysseus continues to share the story of his difficult journey with Alkinoos and the Phaiakians. Odysseus and his . Odysseus makes up an elaborate story about being a commoner from Crete, who coincidentally has suffered many of the same trials that Odysseus did. In his made-up story, he that he's heard Odysseus had just left an island when the beggar arrived. Odysseus is going to head home just as soon as he consults an oracle. Finally Tiresias appeared. Once he drank the blood of the slaughtered animals, he told Odysseus that his journey home would be full of trouble: Odysseus had angered Poseidon by blinding Poseidon's son, the Cyclops Polyphemus. The men will reach home, said Tiresias, if they leave the Cattle of the Sun unharmed. If they kill the cattle, Odysseus will come home alone.