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Odyssey

ISBN-10: 0141192445
ISBN-13: 9780141192444
Edition: 2010
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Description: Homer was an ancient Greek epic poet. The ancient Greeks generally believed that Homer was a historical individual, but some modern scholars are skeptical: no reliable biographical information has been handed down from classical antiquity. He is  More...

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Book details

List price: $22.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date: 3/10/2010
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 416
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Homer was an ancient Greek epic poet. The ancient Greeks generally believed that Homer was a historical individual, but some modern scholars are skeptical: no reliable biographical information has been handed down from classical antiquity. He is traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems The Iliad and The Odyssey. They are commonly dated to the late 9th or early 8th century BC, and many scholars believe The Iliad is the oldest extant work of literature in the ancient Greek language, making it the first work of European literature. It is an epic poem recounting significant events during a portion of the final year of the Trojan War. The Odyssey is, in part, a sequel, centring on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy.

Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable. The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts the subsequent return of the Greek hero Odysseus after the defeat of the Trojans. On his return trip, Odysseus braves such terrors as the Cyclops, a one-eyed monster; the Sirens, beautiful temptresses; and Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly rock and whirlpool. Waiting for him at home is his wife who has remained faithful during his years in the war. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey have had numerous adaptations, including several film versions of each.

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