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The Story of the Odyssey (Dodo Press)

by Alfred J., Rev. Church

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  • 6 Currently reading

Published by Dodo Press .
Written in English

  • Historical fiction,
  • Modern fiction,
  • Historical - General,
  • Fiction / Historical,
  • Fiction,
  • Fiction - Historical

  • The Physical Object
    Number of Pages128
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL11652296M
    ISBN 101406513709
    ISBN 109781406513707

    Summary After identifying himself to the Phaeacians at the feast, Odysseus tells the story of his wanderings. Following the victory at Troy, he and his men sail to Ismarus, the stronghold of the Cicones. With apparent ease, they sack the city, kill the men, enslave the women, and enjoy a rich haul of plunder. (2) The story of Penelope and the suitors, with the epi-sode of Telemachus’ voyage to Pylos. This poem begins with line 80 (roughly) of Book i., is continued to the end of Book iv., and not resumed till Ulysses wakes in the middle of line , Book xiii., from whence it continues to the end of Book Size: 1MB.

    When Telemachus's ship arrives at Pylos the next morning, the crew finds of Nestor's people sacrificing bulls in honor of the god Poseidon. As the crew climbs ashore, Athena urges Telemachus to put his shyness aside and question Nestor about Odysseus. The prince worries about his youth and inexperience, but Athena assures him that the right words will come, with the help of the gods. 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.

    The Phaeacian section of the Odyssey seems most likely influenced by fairy tales or folk legends. It fits a genre, found in many cultures, in which a beautiful, innocent young girl, often a princess, is attracted to a rugged, handsome stranger who usually is older and always more experienced. Because Book 5 presents the reader's first meeting with Odysseus, it is interesting that Homer chooses to show him alone on a beach on Calypso's island, apparently defeated and weeping. Throughout the poem, Odysseus is a series of apparent contradictions, a much more complicated character than we would find in any stereotypical epic hero.

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The Story of the Odyssey (Dodo Press) by Alfred J., Rev. Church Download PDF EPUB FB2

Aimed at advanced readers as well, this book stresses an appreciation of how Homer has ordered his narrative, covering such topics as character interaction, family relationships, elements of poetic language, and the symbolic treatment of death, rebirth, growth, and knowledge.

Given the controversy over the way the Odyssey was composed and Cited by: 6. The Story of the Odyssey Paperback – September 9, by Alfred J. Church (Author) out of 5 stars 39 ratings. See all 46 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions.

Price New from Used from /5(39). the odyssey story "The grisly and compelling story of a young man who risked his life for five days amid a storm in the murky waters of the Atlantic Ocean surrounded by sharks. A remarkable testimony of the strength of the human spirit, and a story about the most magical journey: The journey to Freedom.".

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.

The Odyssey, by Homer, is a classical piece of Greek literature. Throughout The Odyssey, Homer makes use of many literary techniques in order to give meaning to the poem beyond its significance as a work of historic fiction and help his readers in the comprehension of the story.

One of these techniques is the use of motifs. The Odyssey: An Outline The first four books of The Odyssey largely focus on Telémachus, the son of Odysseus.

They are often called the Telémachia. ***Book 1: [Where our textbook begins.] Homer invokes the muse. He begins his story with Odysseus trapped on the island of Calypso, a nymph who wants to take Odysseus as her Size: 47KB. THE ODYSSEY TRANSLATED BY Robert Fagles. Book I Athena Inspires the Prince Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered Launch out on his story, Muse, daughter of Zeus, start from where you will—sing for our time Size: 1MB.

19 rows  After the Trojan War ends, Odysseus embarks on his journey home to Ithaca. Book 5 10 to. Reluctantly, Odysseus tells the Phaeacians the sorry tale of his wanderings.

From Troy, the winds sweep him and his men to Ismarus, city of the Cicones. The men plunder the land and, carried away by greed, stay until the reinforced ranks of the Cicones turn on them and attack.

Odysseus and his crew finally escape, having lost six men per ship. Homer begins by asking the Muse, the goddess of poetry and music, to sing to him about Odysseus and his travels.

Odysseus and his crew have seen many strange lands and have suffered many trials. Their careless behavior has sometimes angered the gods, who have prevented their safe return to Ithaca.

Odyssey, epic poem in 24 books traditionally attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer. The poem is the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who wanders for 10 years (although the action of the poem covers only the final six weeks) trying to get home after the Trojan War.

When he finishes his story, the Phaeacians return Odysseus to Ithaca, where he seeks out the hut of his faithful swineherd, Eumaeus.

Though Athena has disguised Odysseus as a beggar, Eumaeus warmly receives and nourishes him in the hut. 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(57). The story of the Odyssey is a quintessential quest that relates to the passage through life and the importance of love, family and home.

Odysseus's. Homer 's Odyssey is an epic poem written in the 8th century BCE which describes the long voyage home of the Greek hero Odysseus. “The Odyssey” (Gr: “Odysseia”) is the second of the two epic poems attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer (the first being “The Iliad”), and usually considered the second extant work of Western literature.

It was probably composed near the end of the 8th Century BCE and is, Ratings: The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second--the Iliad being the first--extant work of Western literature.

It was probably composed near the end of the 8th century BC. In The New Odyssey, the Guardians first migration correspondent offers a panoramic view of the European refugee crisis. In the course of researching this book he traveled to seventeen countries and spoke with refugees, smugglers, coast guard officials, and ordinary citizens providing aid to migrants in need/5.

The Odyssey has been divided into the following sections. Book I [35k] Book II [36k] Book III [40k] Book IV [62k] Book V [39k] Book VI [31k] Book VII [31k] Book VIII [46k]: Book IX [46k] Book X [45k] Book XI [48k] Book XII [38k] Book XIII [36k] Book XIV [43k] Book XV [44k] Book XVI [38k]: Book XVII [47k] Book XVIII [36k] Book XIX [48k] Book XX [34k] Book XXI [36k] Book XXII [39k].

On his way to the palace of Alcinous, the king of the Phaeacians, Odysseus is stopped by a young girl who is Athena in disguise. She offers to guide him to the king’s house and shrouds him in a protective mist that keeps the Phaeacians, a kind but somewhat xenophobic people, from harassing him.

The Story Of The Odyssey Hardcover – by Rev. Alfred J. Church (Author) out of 5 stars 39 ratings. See all 45 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions. Price New from Used from /5(38).One is the story of Odysseus who is held captive on Ogygia by Calypso. The other is centered in Ithaca where Odysseus' wife, Penelope, struggles to ward off a number of suitors and hopes for reliable word from or about her husband.

Homer also introduces several themes that will recur throughout the epic.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.