The Odyssey (The Samuel Butcher and Andrew Lang Prose Translation) (Google eBook)
Odyssey which in Greek literally means "the tale of Odysseus," has becomes synonymous with a great journey. "The Odyssey" follows Homer's "The Iliad" where we find all the surviving warriors of the great Trojan War have returned home except for Odysseus, who has been detained by the nymph Calypso for her sexual pleasure. Odysseus however wishes to return to his family and loved ones who await his return at home. The Gods send the fleet-footed Hermes to order Calypso to free him and in doing so Odysseus begins his journey. Along the way Odysseus must overcome many obstacles and battle mythical creatures. Contained in this volume is the prose translation of Samuel Butcher and Andrew Lang.
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Odysseus maketh himself known to Penelope tells his adventures briefly
Odysseus relates first what befell him amongst the Cicones at Ismarus
Odysseus his descent into hell and discourses with the ghosts of the deceased
abide Achaeans Aegisthus Alcinous Amphinomus Antinous Atreus bade behold beneath black ship cast chamber Circe counsels answered daughter of Zeus dear death deathless gods decked ships deeds deep didst doublet drew drink Dulichium earth Eumaeus Eupeithes Eurycleia Eurylochus Eurymachus evil fair father feast fell friends gifts goddess godlike gray-eyed Athene halls handmaids hands hath Hephaestus hither hollow ship Howbeit Icarius isle Ithaca Laertes land lest lord maidens Melanthius Menelaus methinks mighty mother Nestor nigh noble Phaeacians Poseidon pray Pylos raiment renowned saying sleep smote sorrow spear spirit spoke unto steadfast goodly Odysseus stood straightway stranger sweet swift ship swineherd Teiresias tell thee thereof Therewith thine things thou art thou hast thou mayest thou shalt thyself twain verily voice wandering Wherefore wife wind wine winged words wise Penelope wise Telemachus answered wooers Zeus
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