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The Odyssey of Homer

This is Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home: Odysseus survives a storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens' song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal wife, Penelope. Les mer
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This is Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home: Odysseus survives a storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens' song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal wife, Penelope.

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Introduction1(26)




BOOK I

27(12)




Invocation and part summary -- council of the gods -- Athene visits Telemachos in Ithaka and urges him to go in search of his father -- the suitors feast in the house of Telemachos





BOOK II

39(12)




Assembly on Ithaka -- Telemachos publicly requests the suitors to go home -- secret departure of Telemachos and Athene





BOOK III

51(14)




Athene and Telemachos arrive in Pylos -- entertainment by Nestor and his family -- Telemachos and Peisistratos leave for Sparta





BOOK IV

65(244)




Arrival at Sparta -- entertainment by Menelaos and Helen -- the wanderings of Menelaos -- report that Odysseus is on Kalypso's island -- at Ithaka the suitors learn of Telemachos' departure and lay an ambush for him





BOOK XXI

309(12)




The test of the bow -- the suitors fail -- Odysseus succeeds





BOOK XXII

321(14)




The killing of the suitors -- punishment of the faithless maids and thrall





BOOK XXIII

335(10)




Recognition of Odysseus by Penelope -- reunion -- Odysseus goes to Laertes' farm





BOOK XXIV

345(16)




The heroes of Troy learn the story from the ghosts of the suitors -- Odysseus reveals himself to Laertes -- burial of the suitors by their relatives, who plan revenge -- final combat between Odysseus and his party and the relatives of the suitors -- peace imposed by Athene

Glossary361

Om forfatteren

Richmond Lattimore was born in 1906. He was considered one of the leading translators of Greek classical literature. He died in 1984