The Odyssey of Homer

The Odyssey of Homer

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Translator name not noted above: Andrew Lang. Originally published between 1909 and 1917 under the name qHarvard Classics, q this stupendous 51-volume set-a collection of the greatest writings from literature, philosophy, history, and mythology-was assembled by American academic CHARLES WILLIAM ELIOT (1834-1926), Harvard University's longest-serving president. Also known as qDr. Eliot's Five Foot Shelf, q it represented Eliot's belief that a basic liberal education could be gleaned by reading from an anthology of works that could fit on five feet of bookshelf. Volume XXII features a translation by Irish scholar SAMUEL HENRY BUTCHER (1850-1910) and Scottish academic ANDREW LANG (1844-1912) of the epic 8th-century BC Greek adventure The Odyssey, attributed to the poet Homer but originally told in oral form. The foundational text not merely of modern literature but of all of Western civilization, it is the story of the nine-year journey of the soldier Odysseus as he returns home to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Nearly three thousand years after it was first written, it remains as entertaining as it is edifying, and it absolutely required reading for anyone who wishes to be considered truly educated and literate.BOOK VII Odysseus being received at the house of the king Alcinous, the queen after supper, taking notice of his ... She waited on the white-armed Nausicaa in the palace halls ; she was wont to kindle the fire and prepare the supper in theanbsp;...


Title:The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer
Publisher:Cosimo, Inc. - 2010-01-01
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