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Homer's 'Odyssey'


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Acknowledgements Note on the text Series Editors' Preface 1. Mapping and Making The Odyssey as an Epic Poem The Odyssey and the Iliad The Metre Setting Summary 2. Introduction: Four ways of approaching the poem 3. Selections from the Odyssey Book I: Telemachos and Athene Book VI: Odysseus and Nausikaa Book IX: Odysseus as Storyteller: Polyphemos Book XIII: Return to Ithaka Book XXIII: Odysseus and Penelope 4. Contexts for Reading Oral Poetry and the Homeric Question Some Views of Homer The Odyssey in English Translation Literary Responses The Odyssey and Epic Poetry The Odyssey and the Novel 5. Teaching the Text 6. Suggested Further Reading References Index

About the Author

Dr Henry Power is Lecturer in English at the University of Exeter. He completed his PhD in English at St. Catharine's College, University of Cambridge on 'Tom Jones, Appetite, and the Epic Tradition' in 2005. He has published scholarly articles in Translation and Literature, the Review of English Studies and the Cambridge Quarterly.


Power's ability in making clear points and his progressive presentation of the material make this study ideal for anyone interested in getting to know and appreciating Homer's second "long poem".

--Christodoulos Zekas, University of Crete "Bryn Mawr Classical Review 2012.10.49 "

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