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The Essential Homer

The Essential Homer

Homer
Translated and Edited by Stanley Lombardo
Introduction by Sheila Murnaghan

2000 - 532 pp.

Format ISBN Price Qty
Cloth 978-0-87220-541-3
$40.00
Paper 978-0-87220-540-6
$18.00
Examination 978-0-87220-540-6
$2.00

Quick Overview

"Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer's Iliad and Odyssey under one cover, but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature. For courses in which entire texts cannot be used, this is by far the best choice available today." —Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University


"A good idea—its utility far outweighs qualms purists have about students not reading every last item in the catalogue of ships. The translation is vigorous and readable." —Andrew Ford, Princeton University


 


 


"The Essential Homer fills a long-felt need for an edition that offers a sizable selection of the books and passages most likely to be used in undergraduate courses. It's a wonderful help." —Richard P. Martin, Stanford University


 

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Selections from both Iliad and Odyssey, made with an eye for those episodes that figure most prominently in the study of mythology.

 

Reviews:

"A good idea—its utility far outweighs qualms purists have about students not reading every last item in the catalogue of ships. The translation is vigorous and readable."
     —Andrew Ford, Princeton University

"Not only does one get an excellent translation of both Homer's Iliad and Odyssey under one cover, but the selections included are infinitely better and longer than what one normally gets in anthologies of Greek literature. For courses in which entire texts cannot be used, this is by far the best choice available today."
     —Kostas Myrsiades, Westchester University

"The Essential Homer fills a long-felt need for an edition that offers a sizable selection of the books and passages most likely to be used in undergraduate courses. It's a wonderful help."
     —Richard P. Martin, Stanford University

"This is a wonderful translation—readable, lively, preserves the essential spirit. Students get caught up in it. The abridgment is a good text for general classes."
     —Nicolle Hirschfeld, California State University, Long Beach

"A fine poetic translation that today's students can understand. The selections are very well chosen for a course in which time limitations prevent reading the whole of either epic."
     —Lillian Doherty, University of Maryland

 

Contents:

Homeric Geography (map).
Introduction.
A Note on the Translation.
A Note on the Abridgment.

Selections from the
Iliad:
I complete; II abridged; III complete; IV abridged; V abridged; VI abridged; VII omitted; VIII abridged; IX abridged; X omitted; XI abridged; XII abridged; XIII abridged; XIV abridged; XV abridged; XVI abridged; XVII omitted ; XVIII abridged; XIX abridged; XX abridged; XXI abridged; XXII complete; XXIII abridged; XXIV abridged.

Selections from the Odyssey:
I complete; II omitted; III omitted; IV abridged; V complete; VI complete; VII omitted; VIII abridged; IX complete; X complete; XI complete; XII complete; XIII abridged; XIV omitted; XV omitted; XVI abridged; XVII abridged; XVIII abridged; XIX complete; XX omitted; XXI complete; XXII complete; XXIII complete; XXIV complete.

Glossary of Names: Iliad.
Glossary of Names: Odyssey.
Suggestions for Further Reading.

 

About the Authors:

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.

Sheila Murnaghan is Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

 

An audiobook edition of this title is available from Parmenides Publishing. For more information please go to: http://www.parmenides.com/publications/lombardo.html

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