"The Odyssey Of Homer A Modern Translation By Richard Lattimore" Essays and Research Papers

  • The Odyssey Of Homer A Modern Translation By Richard Lattimore

    about two thousand and seven hundred years earlier, the Odyssey is still influencing modern storytelling today. Odysseus, the legendary Greek king of Ithaca and protagonist of Homer's epic poem the Odyssey was recognized as a great hero of his time. He was known for his defining qualities of superior strength and athleticism, sharp intellect, sensual ness, and a thirst for glory. These character traits are still being used to attribute modern day fictional heroes such as Neo, Captain Jack Sparrow...

    Casino Royale, Homer, Odyssey 1704  Words | 5  Pages

  • Homer, the Odyssey

    Reflection Assignment « Homer and Odyssey From the Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces » The Greek literature impacted the western civilization from the eight century before the Common Era. It was and is among the most popular and well known literature. In this reflection assignment, we are going to talk first about the origin of Greek literature, then briefly about its different poems and finally we will end with the first six books from Odyssey. Who dares talk about western...

    Achilles, Greece, Greek mythology 392  Words | 3  Pages

  • Homer & the Odyssey

    Homer, name traditionally assigned to the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, the two major epics of Greek antiquity. Nothing is known of Homer as an individual, and in fact it is a matter of controversy whether a single person can be said to have written both the Iliad and the Odyssey. Linguistic and historical evidence, however, suggests that the poems were composed in the Greek settlements on the west coast of Asia Minor sometime in the 8th century BC. Both epics are written in an elaborate...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Greek mythology 971  Words | 3  Pages

  • Kleos in The Odyssey by Homer

    THE ODYSSEY Heroic glory occupies a very crucial place in the Indo-European epic tradition, because the Greek society is a shame culture, in which being honoured is one of the primary purposes of people's lives. Hence, the concept of kleos formed an essential part of the bardic tradition which helped the people to maintain the heroic stature of the mythical heroes from generation to generation. This is why, it has got an important place in the Greek epics also. In The Odyssey by Homer also...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Homer 953  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey: Homer and His Narrative Structure

    The Odyssey- Homer and his narrative structure The structure of the Odyssey renders Homer’s epic an interesting perspective of the tale he tells. One of the first things that may strike many readers about the Odyssey, especially in contrast to the Old Testament or even much of the Iliad, is that we are clearly in the presence of a very clever story teller who is manipulating certain conventions of literature in remarkable ways. The story can be split easily into three threads. The first...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Homer 1110  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey Translations Essay WORD

    The Odyssey Translations Essay The Odyssey is an epic poem, written in classical Greek, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten year attempt to return to Ithaca after the Trojan War. Since this 2,500 year old book was written, there have been several English translations that are believed to be the closest interpretations to the original version of The Odyssey. Alexander Pope, Emile V. Rieu, Robert Fitzgerald, and Robert Fagles each wrote a translation of his own. These translations are read...

    Aeneid, Cyclops, Homer 865  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Iliad and the Odyssey: Why Homer?

    Marcel Lessard Mrs. Poliquin EAE 4U June 21st 2011 The Iliad and the Odyssey: Why Homer? The heart of a classical education is the cumulative study of Latin and the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome. In the Western tradition, education has always been synonymous with classical education. It began with the Greeks and Romans, was preserved and expanded by Christians during the Middle Ages and Renaissance, and continued unabated until well into the twentieth century. Why study the Greeks...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 3046  Words | 7  Pages

  • The Odyssey comparison

     I believe that the main human conflict of the Odyssey is perseverance. Throughout the novel it shows Odysseus’s multiyear journey back home from the Trojan War with his comrades even after most of them die on the journey. The modern work that I will be comparing the Odyssey to is O Brother, Where Art Thou. Both of the works are about the perseverance of a group of men that are encountered by numerous people that get in the way or attempt to stop them from accomplishing their mission. The similarities...

    Cyclops, Homer, Odysseus 1380  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Underworld and How It Reflects the Goals and Realities of Virgil and Homer

    The Underworld and How it Reflects the Goals and Realities of Virgil and Homer Two epic poems from two great civilizations depict their authors' varying views of the Underworld: The Odyssey and The Aeneid. The Greek poet Homer describes the hardships of Odysseus and his struggle to return home to his beloved wife and family after the Trojan War in The Odyssey. The Roman poet Virgil composed The Aeneid for the first emperor of the Roman Empire, Caesar Augustus, in order to rebuild Rome after...

    Aeneid, Augustus, Homer 1603  Words | 5  Pages

  • Homer's Odyssey Xenia

    Significance of Xenia in Homer’s Odyssey The society of Ancient Greece was very much centered around the gods, and a healthy fear of the consequences of not obeying their laws. The next most important staples of the society were the concepts of braver, pride, and hospitality, or Xenia. The significance of these values is shown quite clearly in The Odyssey of Homer. In the first five books of the epic, Telemachos is shown great hospitality by the kings, Nestor, and Menelaos. As Homer writes in description...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1273  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Stories of Hamlet (Shakespeare) and the Odyssey (Homer)

    The Stories of Hamlet (Shakespeare) and the Odyssey (Homer) Throughout the world of literature, of Homer’s The Odyssey and Shakespeare’s Hamlet, revenge has been a common theme. Revenge can come in the form of many faces. It can manifest itself through pride, greed, carelessness, and murder. Revenge can provoke deep dark feelings towards others. These feelings lead to one not thinking about what’s moral but instead to just act instinctually. Revenge is expressed on behalf of a fatal occurrence...

    Achilles, Athena, Hamlet 2279  Words | 6  Pages

  • Achilles and Homer

    Professor Reagan C. Smith Humanities Greek/ Roman 3 June 2011 Homer and The Impact He Has Left Behind Homer can be said one of the greatest poets perhaps even literarily genius of all time. If you can get past the part that Homer may or not even be a person at all. There is no concrete knowledge of even his existence but scholars would say that it is safe to assume if he did existed it would be around 8-9 century BCE. Most likely he would be from the Island of Chios due to the writing style...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Homer 1298  Words | 4  Pages

  • Translation comparisons The Odyssey 1

    launched out on his story (IX.1). 6. Rieu: In answer to the King, this is how Odysseus, the man of many resources began his tale (IX.1-2). Works Cited Homer. The Odyssey. Tran. Robert Fagles. The Longman Anthology of World Literature, 2nd ed. Vol. A. Eds. David Damrosch and David L. Pike. New York: Longman, 2009. 259-554. ---. The Odyssey. Tran. E. V. Rieu. Rev. Ed. New York: Penguin, 2003. ...

    Aeneid, Athena, Homer 607  Words | 2  Pages

  • Odyssey Justice And Reciprority

     There are many themes Homer uses in The Odyssey. This poem by Homer, describes the long journey of Odysseus. A few themes Homer portrays are justice and reciprocity. There is no linear justice system within this Greek poem. Thus characters act accordingly to xenia. The host is to properly treat the guest with care since the guest can be a god in disguise. Reciprocity plays a roll in The Odyssey, since characters are reward for displaying good xenia. Characters who don't display xenia are the ones...

    Greek mythology, Helen, Homer 1206  Words | 4  Pages

  • Roles of the Greek Gods in the Odyssey of Homer

    Throughout the epic of The Odyssey of Homer, Odysseus, the main protagonist, receives help, and is frowned upon by the gods. There are many gods, and goddesses who play significant roles in Odysseus’ journey back to his homeland of Ithaca. Athena, the gray-eyed goddess, or the daughter of Zeus, is the most predominant goddess in the epic. One of Athena’s roles is to act as a guardian towards Telemachus. In the beginning, Athena travels to Ithaca in the guise of Mentes, and states to Telemachus...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Homer 1174  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey has captured minds for over 2700 years, and the story of Odysseus shows his determination to fight and conquer obstacles with and without the help of the Gods. The story dates back before 1000B.c. (The Modern Library, 1950, p.VI) His creative and cunning tactics throughout the story show his determination to reach his homeland of Ithaca. After conquering the Trojan War, Odysseus was told by Poseidon “man is nothing without the gods”. Poseidon felt Odysseus was not thankful for Poseidon’s...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Homer 1309  Words | 3  Pages

  • Homer Outline

    Research Paper Outline: I. Homer: A. Born blind, but still somehow an author of two of the most famous epic poems known to man: His two epic poems, the Odyssey and the Iliad, are one of the most widely spread ideas and most well-known epic poems throughout the entire world. B. He has an amazing sense of use in imagery, getting his point to the author, and conveying his thoughts on the subjects he writes about. He uses really good Figurative language that truly sticks...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Homer 728  Words | 3  Pages

  • Family as a Social Institution in Odyssey by Homer

    Family as a social institution in Odyssey by Homer One of the social institutions that play a very important role in the Odyssey by homer is the family. The importance of the family and home are highly extrapolated in this work of art, the main character, Odysseus really demonstrates the role of home and the family. Even before the reader goes deep into the text, there are certain facts that are established about the family and its role in this book. Although most critics and readers focus on...

    Agamemnon, Greek mythology, Helen 988  Words | 3  Pages

  • Free Will and Fate in the Odyssey

    Homer’s View of Free Will and Fate in the Odyssey Free will and fate are both prominent in the Odyssey. In the Odyssey, free will is depicted whenever characters make decisions. In example, Odysseus blinds the Cyclops, Polyphemus. Fate, in the Odyssey, is the consequences that are dealt out due to certain actions. In the case of Odysseus and Polyphemus, the consequence is that when Odysseus is on a ship heading home to reach Ithaca, Poseidon, being the father of Polyphemus, sends a storm at...

    Achilles, Homer, Ithaca 1582  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Suitors in the Odyssey, by Homer

    The SuitorsIn Homer's Odyssey, it has been sixteen years since Odysseus left his home in Ithaca for war. Many men from other lands thinking Odysseus is dead, intrude his kingdom and try to take power. The suitors steal and plunder Odysseus' hall, feast on his food, take his maids to bed and all the while, each trying to take Penelope's hand in marriage.1 When Odysseus returns, he knows all about the suitors, and schematically kills all of them with no mercy. One may judge Odysseus' actions as unnecesary...

    Greece, Greeks, Homer 924  Words | 3  Pages

  • Sundiata and the Odyssey of Homer

    A quest is the act or instance of seeking or pursuing something. In the books "Sundiata" and "The Odyssey of Homer", both of the main characters venture out on quests. Throughout each characters quest, they have goals they would like to achieve, obstacles that get in their way, and enemies they must face. Sundiata and Odysseus also receive some assistance along the way. Both characters also have a common goal to return to their homes after their quests are over. If their quests are successful they...

    Griot, Homer, Mali Empire 1023  Words | 3  Pages

  • Women in the Odyssey

    given substantial importance within the plot. Homer`s The Odyssey, Heart of Darnkness by Joseph Conrad and Aeschylus`s Oresteia each demonstrate or conceal female importance in a given society. The Odyssey was written in a time when men played the dominant role. In ancient Greece, women occupied a subservant position. Women were valued, but vastly for their sex appeal, beauty or ability to continue their husbands` legacy by birthing an heir. Homer, however, defies these standards by giving women...

    Homer, Iliad, Ithaca 1662  Words | 5  Pages

  • Themes of The Odyssey

    people continue to read The Odyssey not only for its thrilling adventure, but also for its invaluable dissection of inherent human qualities. In his epic poem, The Odyssey, Homer addresses intrinsic characteristics of humans that man has continued to demonstrate throughout history. The Odyssey incorporates the timeless topics of cunning over strength, greed and folly, and loyalty, into Odysseus’ story while simultaneously offering insight to readers in the 21st century. Homer incorporates into Odysseus...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Homer 869  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey Culture Essay

    Throughout Homer’s Odyssey, the reader watches the change and strength of Odysseus, who serves as a classic example of a Homeric Greek man: strong, brave, eloquent, and wise. But the Odyssey does more than paint a picture of what Greek men were supposed to be like; it shows the modern world the role that women played in Greek society at the time. This can be seen most clearly through the role Penelope plays in The Odyssey versus the role of women and wives in modern, Western society. Penelope...

    Gender role, Homer, Husband 903  Words | 3  Pages

  • Homer His Life and His Works

    Homer: His Life and His Works Greeks had used writing since c. 1400 BC, but it was not until the late 8th century BC that their literature was first written down. Greek literature began in Ionia with the brilliant epics of Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. These mature products of a long tradition of oral poetry brought together a vast body of divine and heroic myths and sagas that served as a foundation for much subsequent Greek literature. The epic view of humankind had a lasting influence...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Epic poetry 1028  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey, one of the most well known epic stories Introduces Odysseus, the King of Ithaca. This story demonstrates Odysseus’s physical and intellectual strength. Striving to return home after 20 years of his treacherous journey, he uses strength, skill, and superior ability to overcome his troubles. Although he faced numerous obstacles and fought many battles, he made it appoint to get home to his kingdom through his physical ability, intellectual insight, and overcoming his epic flaw. In...

    Achilles, Cyclops, Homer 997  Words | 3  Pages

  • Compare yourself to a character The Odyssey, Homer

    day because of different challenges they have to face, and different lessons that they learn. This idea of maturing is seen all over the world in numerous places. One can find great examples of maturing in literature. In fact, in the book The Odyssey, by Homer, one can see prime examples of maturity through the footsteps of a character named Telemakhos. Telemakhos surely matures throughout the book just as I have matured throughout my life thus far. Telemakhos and I have matured in one similar way...

    Anxiety, Odysseus, Odyssey 992  Words | 3  Pages

  • Homer vs. Virgil

    throughout the great country. The epic poetry they recited enthused many Greek civilians. The people of Greece loved the tales written by the famous poet Homer the most. He captured the attention of his listeners with his detailed writings of several heroes of the day. Two of his writings include The Iliad and The Odyssey. After the great Homer, multiple writers tried to emulate the stories he created, but none could compare. Then came Virgil, a roman poet hired by Augustus Caesar to create a tale...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Greek mythology 969  Words | 3  Pages

  • Translation

    题 目:Translation skills of China's Contemporary Prose 中国当代散文汉英翻译技巧 Abstract In this paper, the emphasis is translation skills of China's contemporary prose, from 1919, China's prose begin to present a picture of prosperity and most of them are filled with writers’ contemplation on life, many contemporary writers come out in an unending flow. This paper explains the reason to make research on the topic. In addition; it also provides abundant typical examples to illustrate general...

    China, Chinese language, Chinese literature 1452  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey portrays a romantic marriage between a man and a woman that is unlike any other. Homer portrays Odysseus and Penelope as lovers from afar with each longing for the other without knowing where they might be. The two of them are well suited to each other which is evident by the tremendous Odysseys that each undertake in the book. The couple has and unconditionally love that is physically and emotionally deeply rooted in many ways. Penelope first displays her roots of love with actions...

    Cunning folk, Husband, Love 1236  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey Essay

    11/24/12 Concealed Within The Odyssey Plenty of things in the world are tangible. It’s the things we can’t touch like love, loyalty, freedom, friendship, and imagination that are concealed within everyone’s lives. These universal ideas can also be motifs; a motif is a dominant idea or distinctive feature in an artistic or literary composition. Motifs are used to teach a lesson to others throughout out dance, art, or literature...

    Achilles, Athena, Epic poetry 1112  Words | 3  Pages

  • Xenia in the Odyssey

    The Importance of Xenia in The Odyssey and it’s Consequences One of the most important themes in The Odyssey is the concept of xenia, which is the old Greek word for hospitality. In modern times, hospitality is something we rarely think of, and the first thing that comes to mind is the hotel industry, but in ancient Greece, xenia was not about hotels, or just about etiquette, it was a way of life with many benefits in a world that was still mostly savage. Xenia was more than just being polite to...

    Achilles, Homer, Iliad 2002  Words | 5  Pages

  • Who Is the Monster in Odyssey in Current Society?

    Ahmad November 17, 2011 World Literature Professor: Who is the monster in Odyssey in current society? After reading the epic The Odyssey, I have realized that Odysseus can be identified in various distinctive ways. The most arguable question that the Odyssey leaves its readers with is who is the monster in this epic? Throughout the story he is being recognized as a great hero but upon finishing the story I have realized it that this man Odysseus, is the monster in this story. The same goes...

    Achilles, Epic poetry, Hero 1774  Words | 5  Pages

  • Free Will in Oedipus Rex and the Odyssey

    Pearson Homer and Sophocles: The Question of Human Free Will Greek authors, when one considers the time period in which they lived, are relatively simple to distinguish from one another, particularly in how they treat Greek myth in relation to the message they aim to convey to their audience. Homer and Sophocles use myth to reflect their different perspectives on human nature, which coincides with their audience’s previously held perceptions of the myths they are dealing with. Homer’s Odyssey suggests...

    Athena, Greek mythology, Odysseus 822  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey and the Penelopiad

    establishing plot and how meaning is shaped throughout the text. By analysing The Odyssey and The Penelopiad, the reader gains a powerful insight into the Ancient Greek period that is central to Odysseus’s plot. Through a close study of both these texts, composed millennia apart, much can be learnt about the evolution of society and its perception, as well as those values that have been retained. Homer’s The Odyssey was composed during Archaic Greece, the period of large-scale technological development...

    Ancient Greece, Feminism, Gender 1106  Words | 3  Pages

  • On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer

    General Comments Keats was so moved by the power and aliveness of Chapman's translation of Homer that he wrote this sonnet--after spending all night reading Homer with a friend. The poem expresses the intensity of Keats's experience; it also reveals how passionately he cared about poetry. To communicate how profoundly the revelation of Homer's genius affected him, Keats uses imagery of exploration and discovery. In a sense, the reading experience itself becomes a Homeric voyage, both for the...

    George Chapman, Homer, Iliad 1449  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey Odysseus was always considered to be a great man and a great hero. He was known for his brain as well as his muscle. He was an epic hero of a narrative poem about the deeds of gods or heroes. He possesses qualities superior to those of most men, yet remains recognizably human. These heroes have a tragic flaw. This is what makes them a hero instead of a god. Gods are perfect. Odysseus is the hero in The Odyssey, an epic attributed to Homer. His tragic flaw is hubris, occasional...

    Achilles, Charybdis, Cyclops 776  Words | 3  Pages

  • The Odyssey

      1Rossi    Juliann Rossi  02/24/2014  Dr. Motard Noar   The Odyssey and Domineering Females   In ​ The Odyssey , particularly during the ending of the epic, Homer challenges the  archetype of male dominance by essentially making Odysseus powerless, and instead, while it is  often disguised, gives the female characters all the power and control.  This is seen most  obviously with Athena who saves Odysseus’ life countless times, and also with Penelope who  controls not only her husband but also several suitors...

    Athena, Circe, Odysseus 1866  Words | 7  Pages

  • Translation

    The History of Translation History ATA Chronicle, September, 1996   By Alex Gross http://language.home.sprynet.com  alexilen@sprynet.com By my count, nine useful books about translation history, specialized works aside, have been published over the last thirty years. It must say something about where this field is going that six of them have come out during the last seven years (and four since 1992). The latest such work, Translators through History, edited and directed by Jean Delisle...

    2nd millennium, Canada, French Canadian 1777  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    over to values and qualities of them. As in this, Homer, the author of The Odyssey, portrays many Greek values that make up a righteous man or as, Homer’s character Odysseus, an epic hero. The Odyssey is the story of King Odysseus' return from the Trojan War to his kingdom of Ithaca. Stories, like The Odyssey, are told with the intent of delivering a message that was important to their culture. Through characters and situations, The Odyssey promotes and emphasizes many important ancient Greek...

    Ancient Greek, Greek language, Greeks 1124  Words | 3  Pages

  • Translation

    Extra material for chapter 4 Van Leuven-Zwart’s comparative–descriptive model of translation shifts1 The most detailed attempt to produce and apply a model of shift analysis has been carried out by Kitty van Leuven-Zwart of Amsterdam. Van Leuven-Zwart’s model takes as its point of departure some of the categories proposed by Vinay and Darbelnet and Levý and applies them to the descriptive analysis of a translation, attempting both to systematize comparison and to build in a discourse framework...

    Das Model, Linguistics, Semantics 1388  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    Homer's poem The Odyssey depicts the tendency of people to ignore the consequences of their actions. Odysseus punished Penelope's suitors without thinking of consequences that he would have to endure. He did not acknowledge the consequences because that would prevent him from doing what he wants to do. Odysseus wanted to kill the suitors; they ate away at his fortune. Finding consequences for murdering the suitors would force Odysseus to realize what he is about to do is not a good idea. Odysseus...

    Circe, Greek mythology, Homer 1040  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey 5

    In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, various aspects of the ancient Greeks are revealed through the actions, characters, plot, and wording. Homer uses his skill as a playwright, poet, and philosopher to inform the audience of the history, prides, and achievements of the ancient Greeks, and, also, to tell of the many values and the multi-faceted culture of the ancient Greek caste. The Greeks had numerous values and customs, of which the primary principles are the mental characteristics of an individual...

    Ancient Greek, Athena, Greece 1718  Words | 4  Pages

  • The Iliad Homer

    The Iliad Homer Major Themes The interaction between fate and free will: A complicated theme, the interaction between fate and free will is present in every book of the Iliad. At times it seems that men have no real freedom. The gods intercede repeatedly, altering events as they please. But Homer was no determinist, and there is a place in the Iliad for human agency. At key points, Homer makes it clear that mortals make important choices, and a few times mortals nearly overturn the dictates...

    Achilles, Greek mythology, Hector 1399  Words | 4  Pages

  • O Brother Where Art Thou vs. The Odyssey

    Jaxson Hoey Mr. Pison Honors Lit & Comp 13 March 2013 Two Historical and Impactful Journeys The Odyssey is one of the most impactful pieces of literature in history. It illustrates a voyage epic of an ancient Greek hero who shows perseverance to return home to his family despite many trials. So impactful, O Brother Where Art Thou? was made to put this tale into modern terms so that society could better understand and learn from it. O Brother Where Art Thou? was nominated for best picture and...

    Cyclops, Greek mythology, Homer 1247  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Odyssey 'Telemachia'

    THE ODYSSEY – Books 1-4 1. The story of Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Orestes and Clytaemenstra is a recurring theme during these first 4 books of the odyssey. The references I have picked up on throughout the four books are as listed: - Book 1, page 4, Section 29-48. This is the first reference to the story of Agamemnon, Aegisthus, Orestes and Clytaemenstra. In this, it is at an assembly of gods in Zeus' palace. Zeus, who would open discussion among them, was in thought of the handsome Aegisthus. Zeus...

    Greek mythology, Helen, Homer 2486  Words | 7  Pages

  • Women in the Odyssey by Homer

    The Odyssey by Homer encompasses a rather modern idea of women and their role for its time. Homer portrays women as creatures who are strong but are ultimately defeated. It is true that in most stories they are portrayed as being weaker, but the women in this poem are oddly strong or have a very strong presence. The three main examples are Calypso, Athena, and the Lotus Flower. Each of these examples has a predominant presence in The Odyssey making them sturdy objects. At first the goddess Calypso...

    Athena, Gender, Greek mythology 669  Words | 2  Pages

  • The Foundation of Modern Civilization

    The Foundations of Modern Society By: Damian Marton There have been countless progressions made over the course of human existence. Many of these have occurred in the last century alone, but I believe our greatest accomplishments transpired between (3000-500 B.C.E.). These eventsLiteracy is what formed the foundations for modern civilization. Two of ourOur greatest accomplishments occurred around 3000 B.C.E. The people of ancient Mesopotamia started using written language and created bronze...

    Epic of Gilgamesh, Epic poetry, Homer 935  Words | 4  Pages

  • Why Is Xenia Such an Important Theme in the Odyssey?

    Why is Xenia such an important theme in the Odyssey? Explain your views and support them with details from the poem. (45 marks) The concept of guest hospitality was extremely important in ancient Greece. Evidence that Xenia was integral to Greek society can be found in the fact that Zeus, the king of the Gods, was also portrayed as the God of Xenia. Xenia created an obligation for the host to be hospitable to their guests, and conversely, the guests had their own responsibilities too. If either...

    Achilles, Ancient Greece, Homer 1204  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey Death and Rebirth in the Odyssey

    The Odyssey, by Homer, is a classical piece of Greek literature. Throughout The Odyssey, the Blind Bard makes use of many literary techniques in order to lend meaning to the poem beyond its existence as a work of historic fiction and aid his readers in the comprehension of the tale. One of these techniques is the use of motifs. A motif is a recurring theme that is used throughout the work. In The Odyssey, Homer makes use of many motifs including eating/drinking, Odysseus's...

    Athena, Homer, Odysseus 1394  Words | 7  Pages

  • Odyssey essay

    1150 9.0A Friday 10:30 a.m 11 November 2014 Oddyseus: the Human Paradigm of a Civilized Greek Citizen The Odyssey presents that the wealth of a man in Greek society was primarily based on the amount of livestock he cultivated, and most importantly the honour he accumulated through valorous deeds. Consequently, the degree to which a man was considered civilized was equivalent to his wealth. Homer establishes that achieving nostos was a principal factor for a man to be considered well distinguished and...

    Greek mythology, Homer, Iliad 1036  Words | 3  Pages

  • translation

    Delhi) 2013-2014 LEGAL TRANSLATIon SUBMITTED TO: INTRODUCTION TRANSLATION Translation is the communication of the meaning of a source-language text by means of an equivalent target-language text. Semantic Translation: Semantic translation takes advantage of semantics that associate meaning with individual data elements in one dictionary to create an equivalent meaning in a second system. Literal Translation: Literal translation, or directed translation, is the rendering of text...

    Dynamic and formal equivalence, Eugene Nida, Language 603  Words | 3  Pages

  • Odyssey and Dantes Inferno

    Odyssey means trouble: giving and receiving in kind, while inferno is symbolic for hell. This paper reviews the two poems, written centuries apart. The odyssey and inferno are about the journey of two men. In the two poems, the main character is given guidance by another character aiding them in their travel. Athena is the protector of Odysseus on his journey back from the Trojan War to his family in Ithaca. Dante on the other hand was led by vigil through hell in order to save his soul. In Dante’s...

    Achilles, Athena, Homer 905  Words | 3  Pages

  • Critique of the Ramayana Modern Prose Translation

    In a just world, Mr. R.K. Narayan’s estate would be responsible for reimbursing seventeen-fifty, plus applicable taxes, to all those who purchased the Penguin Classics 2006 publication of his book, The Ramayana: A Shortened Modern Prose Version of the Indian Epic. Stated clearly on the back of the cover is the promise that R.K. Narayan “recounts [The Ramayana] with the narrative flair of a master novelist’’. The back cover lied. Narayan’s re-telling condenses the epic poem so much to the point...

    Epic poetry, Hanuman, Indian epic poetry 1162  Words | 3  Pages

  • Homer in Book 9 of the Odyssey

    The Duality of Odysseus: an Odyssey of the Mind As William Makepeace Thackeray once said, "bravery never goes out of fashion." This theme is evident both in modern day life and ancient literature. As America found out this past August, men will go to all ends to prove their masculinity. William Lawson, of Louisiana, is among the more recent examples of this. Years after leaving the Marine Corps as a grunt, without fighting experience, he masqueraded as a Marine Corps General. His deception...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Homer 642  Words | 2  Pages

  • Translation

    TRANSLATION: The process of turning an original or "source" text into a text in another language. TRANSLATION TECHNIQUES Direct Translation Techniques are used when structural and conceptual elements of the source language can be transposed into the target language. Direct translation techniques include: * Borrowing * Calque * Literal Translation Borrowing Borrowing is the taking of words directly from one language into another without translation. For example software, funk. English...

    Adjective, Clause, Dependent clause 1190  Words | 5  Pages

  • Richard

    disastrous Yorkist family feud. The throne should have passed smoothly to his son; Edward V. This however didn’t happen due to his brother, Richard duke of Gloucester wanting the power; Edward changed his will on his death bed so his wishes weren’t clear; his marriage to Elizabeth Woodville. On his death a bitter family feud was started. Edward IV youngest brother, Richard, duke of Gloucester was powerful by himself due to Edward giving him lands in the north; this gave him power, men and was far away from...

    Edward IV of England, Edward V of England, Elizabeth of York 861  Words | 3  Pages

  • Comparison between Modern and Epic Heroes

    a figure that possesses extra human abilities and status. Heroes serve as protagonists of epics and myths and are widely celebrated for their deeds (Ogden 2010, 102). A hero is defined by certain outstanding characteristics. Throughout his works, Homer shows that the most important of these include arete, hubris, and kleos; however, none of his characters have all of these attributes. Castle (quoted in Harker 1996, 53) defines “arete” as the ability to fully maximize physical and mental endowments...

    Achilles, Epic Cycle, Hero 1245  Words | 4  Pages

  • Tennyson vs Homer Ulysses Vs Oddyseus

    Although Ulysses and Odysseus share similar traits, Homer would not agree with Tennyson's portrayal of Odysseus in the poem "Ulysses". Whereas Odysseus wishes to complete his journey and find relief, Ulysses seeks to continue on a never-ending one. Homer's Odyssey and Tennyson's "Ulysses" have different desires and their desires lead them on contrasting quests. The hero in Homer's depicts Odysseus as a hero in the process of completing a journey home. The portrayal of Ulysses is a hero that has...

    Achilles, Homer, Iliad 1655  Words | 5  Pages

  • The Odyssey

    The Odyssey In Homer’s epic, The Odyssey, each culture treats strangers and guests with distinct differences from every other culture. One of the most hospitable cultures was that of the ancient Greeks, exemplified in Homer's The Odyssey by both gracious hosts and guests. In Greece and The Odyssey, not only was good hospitality etiquette expected, but the added pressure that if they didn’t treat their guests with respect the gods would punish them further compelled excellent manners. The Odyssey...

    Cyclops, Homer, Odysseus 1234  Words | 4  Pages

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