The Odyssey

Author: Homer

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Publisher Prints Publications Pvt Ltd
Publication Year 2023
ISBN-13 9789394791626
Binding Paper back
Number of Pages 296 Pages
Language English
Edition 1st
Dimension (Inches) 5.5"*8.5"
Weight (Grams) 372
Subject Classic Fiction
Category Fiction

Ten years after the Trojan War and the Fall of Troy, Odysseus, one of the war heroes, has still not returned to his kingdom, Ithaca. Assumed to be dead, his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors who have overrun Odysseus palace and ransacked his land, competing for Penelopes hand in marriage. But Odysseus is still alive; imprisoned on the island of Ogygia by Calypso, who is possessed by love for him and desires to make him her immortal husband. How will Odysseus return home? Will he reunite with his loving Penelope? The second oldest extant work of Western literature, it is an evocation of Homer grandiloquent revival of myths and legends narrated in this rare classic. Nearly three thousand years after its composition, the Odyssey still remains one of the most celebrated and widely read stories ever told.


Homer is thought to have lived c.750-700 BC in Ionia and is believed to be the author of the earliest works of Western Literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad. E V Rieu was a celebrated translator from Latin and Greek, and editor of Penguin Classics from 1944-64. His son, D C H Rieu, has revised his work. Peter Jones is former lecturer in Classics at Newcastle. He co-founded the ‘Friends of Classics’ society and is the editor of their journal and a columnist for The Spectator.

Preface to First Edition


Preface to Second Edition


BOOK I - The Gods tn Council—Minerva’s Visit to Ithaca—The Challenge From Telemachus to The Suitors


BOOK II- Assembly of The People of Ithaca—Speeches of Telemachus and of The Suitors—Telemachus Makes His Preparations and Starts for Pylos With Minerva Disguised as Mentor


BOOK III - Telemachus Visits Nestor at Pylos


BOOK IV - The Visit to King Menelaus, Who Tells His Story— Meanwhile The Suitors in Ithaca Plot Against Telemachus


BOOK V - Calypso—Ulysses Reaches Scheria on a Raft


BOOK VI - The Meeting Between Nausicaa And Ulysses


BOOK VII - Reception of Ulysses at The Palace of King Alcinous


BOOK VIII - Banquet in The House of Alcinous—The Games


BOOK IX - Ulysses Declares Himself and Begins His Story— The Cicons, Lotophagi, And Cyclopes


BOOK X - Aeolus, The Laestrygones, Circe


BOOK XI - The Visit to The Dead


BOOK XII - The Sirens, Scylla And Charybdis, The Cattle of The Sun


BOOK XIII - Ulysses Leaves Scheria and Returns to Ithaca


BOOK XIV - Ulysses In The Hut With Eumaeus


BOOK XV - Minerva Summons Telemachus from Lacedaemon— He Meets With Theoclymenus at Pylos and Brings Him to Ithaca— on Landing He Goes to The Hut of Eumaeus.


BOOK XVI - Ulysses Reveals Himself To Telemachus


BOOK XVII - Telemachus and His Mother Meet—Ulysses and Eumaeus Come Down to The Town, and Ulysses is Insulted By Melanthius—He is Recognised By The Dog Argos—He is Insulted and Presently Struck By Antinous With a Stool— Penelope Desires That He Shall Be Sent to Her


BOOK XVIII - The Fight With Irus—Ulysses Warns Amphinomus—Penelope Gets Presents From The Suitors— The Braziers—Ulysses Rebukes Eurymachus


BOOK XIX - Telemachus And Ulysses Remove The Armour— Ulysses Interviews Penelope—Euryclea Washes His Feet and Recognises The Scar on His Leg—Penelope Tells Her Dream to Ulysses


BOOK XX - Ulysses Cannot Sleep—Penelope’s Prayer to Diana— The Two Signs From Heaven—Eumaeus And Philoetius Arrive— The Suitors Dine—Ctesippus Throws an Ox’s Foot at Ulysses— Theoclymenus Foretells Disaster And Leaves The House


BOOK XXI - The Trial of The Axes, During Which Ulysses Reveals Himself to Eumaeus and Philoetius


BOOK XXII - The Killing of The Suitors—The Maids Who Have Misconducted Themselves are Made to Cleanse The Cloisters and are Then Hanged


BOOK XXIII - Penelope Eventually Recognises Her Husband— Early in The Morning Ulysses, Telemachus, Eumaeus, and Philoetius Leave The Town


BOOK XXIV - The Ghosts of The Suitors In Hades— Ulysses and His Men Go to The House of Laertes— The People of Ithaca Come Out to Attack Ulysses, But Minerva Concludes a Peace






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