CliffsNotes on Homer's the Odyssey
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Description: 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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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Publication date: 5/22/2000
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.25" long x 0.50" tall
Stanley P. Baldwin received his M.A. in English from the University of Kentucky. He is a writer and teacher living in Nebraska.
|Life and Background of the Author|
|Introduction to The Odyssey|
|Athena Inspires the Prince|
|Telemachus Sets Sail|
|King Nestor Remembers|
|The King and Queen of Sparta|
|Odysseus-Nymph and Shipwreck|
|The Princess and the Stranger; Phaeacia's Halls and Gardens; A Day for Songs and Contests|
|In the One-Eyed Giant's Cave|
|The Bewitching Queen of Aeaea|
|The Kingdom of the Dead|
|The Cattle of the Sun|
|Ithaca at Last; The Loyal Swineherd|
|The Prince Sets Sail for Home; Father and Son|
|Stranger at the Gate|
|The Beggar-King at Ithaca|
|Penelope and Her Guest|
|Odysseus Strings His Bow|
|Slaughter in the Hall|
|The Great Rooted Bed|
|CliffsNotes Resource Center|