Experience an ageless epic of Greek verse the way its original readers would have, with the Noet Introduction to Homer’s Odyssey. This collection is perfect for both students and enthusiasts interested in reading this timeless treasure in the original Greek for the first time. In addition to the Loeb Classical Library editions of the Odyssey, this collection includes Leslie Edwards’ Reading Course in Homeric Greek—a comprehensive introduction to reading Homeric Greek, complete with large guided readings of the Odyssey designed to kick-start comprehension of the text. Rounding out the collection is George Autenreith’s Homeric Dictionary for Schools and Colleges, fine tuned for use alongside the Odyssey, featuring illustrations, references to Homer’s verse, and extensive lexicography.
One of the astonishing first fruits of Greek civilization, the Odyssey has determined much of the course of Western literary culture and imagination. Telling the long and painful story of Odysseus’ return from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaca and his wife Penelope, Homer eloquently comments on the mortality and morality of mankind. No literary or historical library is complete without the Odyssey. The themes and artistry of this epic poem resonates through thousands of years of mythology, philosophy, drama, poetry, and prose.
The Introduction Series equips beginners to engage the likes of Homer, Plato, and Virgil in the original Greek and Latin. Each collection contains authoritative editions of the original language manuscript with an English translation, and a contemporary Greek/Latin language textbook as well as a basic lexicon, selected to fit the text at hand. It has never been easier for lovers of the classics to study these texts in their original language. Start using Logos, and discover the classics with the eyes of an expert.
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Homer (ca. 8th century BC) is the subject of intense debate regarding his life and origins. No solid biographical information exists for Homer, though legends abound. His name is related to a Greek word meaning “blind,” giving rise to the tradition of Homer as the blind bard. Many modern scholars dismiss the notion of Homer as a single author, arguing that the works attributed to him are based on many generations of oral story telling. When speaking of Homer, these scholars are referring to the date in which the works attributed to Homer were created. Some scholars suggest that Homer refers to the function of redacting oral tradition into a coherent whole.