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The Resource Homer's odyssey, George Chapman ; edited by Gordon Kendal

Homer's odyssey, George Chapman ; edited by Gordon Kendal

Label
Homer's odyssey
Title
Homer's odyssey
Statement of responsibility
George Chapman ; edited by Gordon Kendal
Creator
Contributor
Editor
Translator
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • gre
  • eng
Summary
For George Chapman (1559-1634) his translation of Homer was 'the work that I was born to do'. The publication of his Iliad and Odyssey together in 1616 was a landmark in English literature, but until now there has been no edition which modernises his spelling and punctuation and also provides detailed help in grasping his often obscure language, and in understanding how and why he translated Homer in the particular way he did. This edition of the Odyssey, a companion to Robert Miola's edition of the Iliad, aims to bring Chapman's rendering alive for the modern reader. Its literary, philosophical, and religious context is explained in an Introduction and in footnotes, and side- and end-glosses clarify Chapman's English. His Odyssey is not only a stylistic masterpiece of seventeenth-century English: it constitutes a profound and moving interpretation - still relevant after four hundred years - of Homer's story of the suffering and grace implicit in the human condition. Through its teeming diversity of events, settings, and characters Homer and his first English translator explore the question of what it means to be human in a complex and threatening world
Member of
Cataloging source
YDX
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Homer
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1559?-1634
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Chapman, George
  • Kendal, Gordon
Series statement
MHRA Tudor & Stuart translations
Series volume
v. 21
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  • Odysseus
  • Odysseus
  • Epic poetry, Greek
  • POETRY / Ancient & Classical
  • POETRY / Epic
  • Epic poetry, Greek
Label
Homer's odyssey, George Chapman ; edited by Gordon Kendal
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959909554
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781886038
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g0ptfv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959909554
Label
Homer's odyssey, George Chapman ; edited by Gordon Kendal
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn959909554
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781781886038
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctt1g0ptfv
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)959909554

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