Homer's Odyssey, Books 1-4

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Ginn, 1889 - Epic poetry, Greek - 229 pages
 

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High quality guide to the meaning, form and style, of the Odyssey. Provides detailed plot discussion, background, critique of poetic techniques, character anaylsis, theme development, survey of ... Read full review

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Page 148 - from the river of Egypt, unto the great river, the river Euphrates
Page 112 - a red heifer without spot, wherein is no blemish, and upon which never yoke came
Page 25 - I think this is your daughter.' LEON. ' Her mother hath many times told me so.
Page 46 - The epith. is thought by many to refer to the rays of light which sometimes radiate from the sun just before his rising (and just after his setting), as the spreading fingers from the palm of the hand. It may, however, be merely a general epith. of beauty, as
Page 49 - As a badge of lasting public functions, a private sceptre was borne by kings (B 46), priests (A 15), prophets (X 91), judges (A 238), and heralds (H 277).
Page 13 - to what he believes to be the requirements of American college classes. Considerable material has been furnished for the higher criticism of the poem, in which the first four books are of special significance. At the
Page 186 - (N.) Homeri Odyssea, cum potiore lectionis varietate [Homérica Carmina, Vol. ii.] edidit Augustus Nauck, 2 parts, Berlin, 1874. The text is restored independently of tradition, advancing on the lines of Bekker's second edition. The critical notes are between Bekker's and La Roche's in method and scope. The digamma is regarded, but not printed.
Page 149 - prized by Athenian epicures, were eaten by the Homeric men only to prevent starvation.
Page 53 - When other words intervene, the prep, is to be regarded as an adv., either closely united with the verb, forming with it a combination on which the case depends
Page 186 - edidit Paulus Cauer, 2 parts, Leipsic, 1886-1887. This excellent little edition attempts to utilize for school purposes what the editor deems to have been securely established by the labors of Bekker, Nauck, and their followers, independently of current tradition. It contains

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