The Odyssey

Translated by Robert Fitzgerald

Author: Homer

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407066277

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 480

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Penelope has been waiting for her husband Odysseus to return from Troy for many years. Little does she know that his path back to her has been blocked by astonishing and terrifying trials. Will he overcome the hideous monsters, beautiful witches and treacherous seas that confront him? This rich and beautiful adventure story is one of the most influential works of literature in the world.

Homer's Odyssee

Author: Homer,Johann Jakob Christian Donner

Publisher: Wentworth Press

ISBN: 9780270325997

Category:

Page: 514

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Untangling Heroism

Classical Philosophy and the Concept of the Hero

Author: Ari Kohen

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317964586

Category: Political Science

Page: 192

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The idea of heroism has become thoroughly muddled today. In contemporary society, any behavior that seems distinctly difficult or unusually impressive is classified as heroic: everyone from firefighters to foster fathers to freedom fighters are our heroes. But what motivates these people to act heroically and what prevents other people from being heroes? In our culture today, what makes one sort of hero appear more heroic than another sort? In order to answer these questions, Ari Kohen turns to classical conceptions of the hero to explain the confusion and to highlight the ways in which distinct heroic categories can be useful at different times. Untangling Heroism argues for the existence of three categories of heroism that can be traced back to the earliest Western literature – the epic poetry of Homer and the dialogues of Plato – and that are complex enough to resonate with us and assist us in thinking about heroism today. Kohen carefully examines the Homeric heroes Achilles and Odysseus and Plato’s Socrates, and then compares the three to each other. He makes clear how and why it is that the other-regarding hero, Socrates, supplanted the battlefield hero, Achilles, and the suffering hero, Odysseus. Finally, he explores in detail four cases of contemporary heroism that highlight Plato’s success. Kohen states that in a post-Socratic world, we have chosen to place a premium on heroes who make other-regarding choices over self-interested ones. He argues that when humans face the fact of their mortality, they are able to think most clearly about the sort of life they want to have lived, and only in doing that does heroic action become a possibility. Kohen’s careful analysis and rethinking of the heroism concept will be relevant to scholars across the disciplines of political science, philosophy, literature, and classics.

The Hero and the Goddess

The Odyssey as Pathway to Personal Transformation

Author: Jean Houston

Publisher: Quest Books

ISBN: 0835630633

Category: Self-Help

Page: 425

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All great stories can change our lives, and practically none is more transformational than Homer’s The Odyssey, which had a power so great that it launched Greek civilization and has influenced the West ever since. In this fresh approach to self-realization, human potentials leader Jean Houston provides empowering experiential exercises at every key stage of Homer’s epic to make The Odyssey our own journey. As we set sail with Odysseus, together we endure loss and suffering, the search for the divine Beloved, and the joy of finally arriving home. "Tapping the power of these archetypes," says Houston, "helps us effect healing in areas that have kept us immobilized and anguished. By raising our own tragic dimension to a mythic level, we awaken to a larger, nobler life."

Odyssey of Your Soul

A Voyage of Self-Discovery

Author: Elizabeth Clare Prophet

Publisher: Summit University Press

ISBN: 1609880250

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 278

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Odyssey of Your Soul: A Voyage of Self-Discovery is Elizabeth Clare Prophet's insightful interpretation of the rites of passage hidden in one of literature's most popular epic poems, The Odyssey, by Homer. The drama of Odysseus is an inner drama. His relationships and encounters mirror back to him parts of his own character that he must confront. Odyssey of Your Soul is a practical understanding of Homer's Odyssey that directly meets the need for a workable and meaningful spirituality in a world where adults and youth alike are striving to navigate their own unique odyssey.

Ilias0

für den Schulgebrauch erklärt. Gesang I - III

Author: Homerus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category:

Page: 124

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The Great Books Reader

Excerpts and Essays on the Most Influential Books in Western Civilization

Author: John Mark Reynolds

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1441259902

Category: Religion

Page: 752

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Great Books programs have become increasingly popular among Christian colleges, high schools, and even home schoolers. This one-of-a-kind book is designed for those who do not have the opportunity to attend such a program but are still interested in directly engaging with the Western Canon. It contains substantial excerpts from thirty of the most important books in history, with each excerpt followed by an essay placing the work in historical and Christian context. Readers can learn directly from such authors and thinkers as Plato, Aristotle, Augustine, Dante, Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, de Tocqueville, Freud, and Chesterton. Selected as one of 2011's Best Books for Preachers by Preaching Magazine

Odysseus in America

Combat Trauma and the Trials of Homecoming

Author: Jonathan Shay

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439125014

Category: History

Page: 352

View: 1860

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In this ambitious follow-up to Achilles in Vietnam, Dr. Jonathan Shay uses the Odyssey, the story of a soldier's homecoming, to illuminate the pitfalls that trap many veterans on the road back to civilian life. Seamlessly combining important psychological work and brilliant literary interpretation with an impassioned plea to renovate American military institutions, Shay deepens our understanding of both the combat veteran's experience and one of the world's greatest classics.

Die Bounty

die wahre Geschichte der Meuterei auf der Bounty

Author: Caroline Alexander

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827001634

Category:

Page: 624

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American Journal of Philology

Author: Basil Lanneau Gildersleeve,Charles William Emil Miller,Benjamin Dean Meritt,Tenney Frank,Harold Fredrik Cherniss,Henry Thompson Rowell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Classical philology

Page: N.A

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Each number includes "Reviews and book notices."

A Guide to the Odyssey

A Commentary on the English Translation of Robert Fitzgerald

Author: Ralph J. Hexter,Robert Fitzgerald

Publisher: Vintage

ISBN: N.A

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 365

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It seems almost impossible for a contemporary reader fully to grasp The Odyssey without an education in classical mythology, archaeology, and geography. But this masterly companion to Homer's epic bridges the gulf that separates us from the Homeric world. Its scholarly introduction, illustrations, chronology, and hundreds of specific line references permit us to understand what The Odyssey meant to its original audience and to sift through the layers of meaning and cultural reference it has acquired for later readers.

Gods in Our Midst

Mythological Images of the Masculine : a Woman's View

Author: Christine Downing

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Religion

Page: 160

View: 7551

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In a remarkable series of books Christine Downing has given us "perfected" as well as ambivalent images of the great goddesses of classical antiquity. In her latest book she turns to the "gods in our midst", the gods as they appear to women, and she shows how these energies and epiphanies embodied in male gods help us to see who we are and what we might become.

World History

People and Nations

Author: Holt Rinehart & Winston

Publisher: Holt McDougal

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 935

View: 7995

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