• Fiction

Aeneid / Odyssey / Iliad

Author: Virgil,Homer,Robert Fagles
Publisher: Penguin Classics
ISBN: 9780147505606
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
View: 8262
Three epic poems chronicle the Greek and Trojan heroes during the Trojan War, the destruction of Troy, Odysseus's voyage to Ithaca after the war, and the adventures of the prince Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

    • Epic poetry, Greek

The Iliad

And, the Odyssey
Author: Homer
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781435152991
Category: Epic poetry, Greek
Page: 752
View: 3660
Two of the greatest adventure stories of all time, these timeless epics of war, duty, honour and revenge are filled with magic, mystery and an assortment of gods and goddesses who meddle freely in the affairs of men. The Iliad recounts the war between the Trojans and Achaeans and the personal and tragic struggle of the fiery-tempered Achilles. The Odyssey chronicles Odysseus's return from the Trojan War and the trials he endures on his journey home.

    • Greek poetry

The Iliad of Homer

Author: Homer
Publisher: N.A
Category: Greek poetry
Page: N.A
View: 9381

    • Education

The Iliad, the Odyssey, the Aeneid

Three Classics Adapted Into Engaging Plays-Plus Background and Activities-Just for Middle Schoolers
Author: Gwen Bowers
Publisher: Teaching Resources
ISBN: 9780439629188
Category: Education
Page: 81
View: 4119
Presents read-aloud plays that feature the events of the Trojan War, the ten-year wanderings of the Greek leader Odysseus after the Trojan War, and the adventures of Aeneas after the fall of Troy.

    • Poetry

The Iliad

A New Translation by Caroline Alexander
Author: Homer,Caroline Alexander
Publisher: Ecco
ISBN: 9780062046277
Category: Poetry
Page: 608
View: 3560
With her virtuoso translation, classicist and bestselling author Caroline Alexander brings to life Homer’s timeless epic of the Trojan War Composed around 730 B.C., Homer’s Iliad recounts the events of a few momentous weeks in the protracted ten-year war between the invading Achaeans, or Greeks, and the Trojans in their besieged city of Ilion. From the explosive confrontation between Achilles, the greatest warrior at Troy, and Agamemnon, the inept leader of the Greeks, through to its tragic conclusion, The Iliad explores the abiding, blighting facts of war. Soldier and civilian, victor and vanquished, hero and coward, men, women, young, old—The Iliad evokes in poignant, searing detail the fate of every life ravaged by the Trojan War. And, as told by Homer, this ancient tale of a particular Bronze Age conflict becomes a sublime and sweeping evocation of the destruction of war throughout the ages. Carved close to the original Greek, acclaimed classicist Caroline Alexander’s new translation is swift and lean, with the driving cadence of its source—a translation epic in scale and yet devastating in its precision and power.

    • Fiction


Author: John Gardner
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 9780307756787
Category: Fiction
Page: 192
View: 4506
The first and most terrifying monster in English literature, from the great early epic Beowulf, tells his own side of the story in this frequently banned book. This classic and much lauded retelling of Beowulf follows the monster Grendel as he learns about humans and fights the war at the center of the Anglo Saxon classic epic. This is the book William Gass called "one of the finest of our contemporary fictions."

    • Literary Criticism

The War That Killed Achilles

The True Story of Homer's Iliad and the Trojan War
Author: Caroline Alexander
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101148853
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 320
View: 2669
"Spectacular and constantly surprising." -Ken Burns Written with the authority of a scholar and the vigor of a bestselling narrative historian, The War That Killed Achilles is a superb and utterly timely presentation of one of the timeless stories of Western civilization. As she did in The Endurance and The Bounty, New York Times bestselling author Caroline Alexander has taken apart a narrative we think we know and put it back together in a way that lets us see its true power. In the process, she reveals the intended theme of Homer's masterwork-the tragic lessons of war and its enduring devastation.

Homer: the Trilogy

Author: Costas Komborozos
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781535260275
Page: 332
View: 8338
The Complete Homer Trilogy: Troy: Legacy, Troy: I am Omeros, and Troy: The Life and Death of Homer.

    • Fiction

The Iliad & The Odyssey

Author: Homer
Publisher: Booklassic
ISBN: 9635253680
Category: Fiction
Page: 538
View: 3833
While Homer's existence as a historical person is still a topic of debate, the writings attributed to the name have made their mark not only on Greek history and literature, but upon western civilization itself. Homer's epic poems, The Iliad and The Odyssey, laid the foundation upon which Ancient Greece developed not only its culture, but its societal values, religious beliefs, and practice of warfare as well. This publication features the Samuel Butler translation, and while it strays from the poetic style reproduced by more well known translators like Robert Fagles and Robert Fitzgerald, the vision of the epics as if they were prose found in modern novels take their best form under Butler's most capable hand. The source text reproduced for this publication is derived from the online library of the University of Adelaide in South Australia under the freedoms specified by a Creative Commons License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/au/).

    • Literary Criticism

Complete Poems

Author: Bacchylides,Robert Fagles,Adam Parry
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 9780300075526
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 123
View: 5479
These choral odes celebrate victories in the Pythian, Isthmian, Nemean and Olympic games and chronicle the classic gods and heroes, revealing to readers the spirit and world of Golden Age Greece. First published in 1961, the paperback edition includes a translator's note by Fagle.

    • Poetry

The Essential Iliad

Author: Homer
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603843043
Category: Poetry
Page: 215
View: 2661
While preserving the basic narrative of the Iliad, this selection also highlights the epic's high poetic moments and essential mythological content, and will prove especially useful in surveys of world literature.

    • Fiction

A Game of Thrones 4-Book Bundle

A Song of Ice and Fire Series: A Game of Thrones, A Clash of Kings, A Storm of Swords, and A Feast for Crows
Author: George R. R. Martin
Publisher: Bantam
ISBN: 9780345529060
Category: Fiction
Page: 3264
View: 2389
The perfect gift for fans of HBO's Game of Thrones—a boxed set featuring the first four novels! George R. R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire series has become, in many ways, the gold standard for modern epic fantasy. Martin—dubbed the "American Tolkien" by Time magazine—has created a world that is as rich and vital as any piece of historical fiction, set in an age of knights and chivalry and filled with a plethora of fascinating, multidimensional characters that you love, hate to love, or love to hate as they struggle for control of a divided kingdom. This bundle includes the following novels: A GAME OF THRONES A CLASH OF KINGS A STORM OF SWORDS A FEAST FOR CROWS

    • Fiction

Little Women

150th-Anniversary Annotated Edition (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)
Author: Louisa May Alcott
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1524704733
Category: Fiction
Page: 560
View: 6440
A beautiful new Deluxe Edition of Alcott's beloved novel, with a foreword by National Book Award-winning author and musician Patti Smith. Nominated as one of America’s most-loved novels by PBS’s The Great American Read Little Women is recognized as one of the best-loved classic children's stories, transcending the boundaries of time and age, making it as popular with adults as it is with young readers. The beloved story of the March girls is a classic American feminist novel, reflecting the tension between cultural obligation and artistic and personal freedom. But which of the four March sisters to love best? For every reader must have their favorite. Independent, tomboyish Jo; delicate, loving Beth; pretty, kind Meg; or precocious and artistic Amy, the baby of the family? The charming story of these four "little women" and their wise and patient mother Marmee enduring hardships and enjoying adventures in Civil War New England was an instant success when first published in 1868 and has been adored for generations.

    • Odysseus (Greek mythology)

The Odyssey for Boys and Girls

Author: Alfred John Church
Publisher: N.A
Category: Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Page: 308
View: 4744
A clear, easy-to-read version of Ulysees' wandering.

    • Civilization, Homeric

Homer and his age

Author: Andrew Lang
Publisher: N.A
Category: Civilization, Homeric
Page: 336
View: 7146

    • Biology

Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology

Author: Eric J. Simon,Jean L. Dickey,Jane B. Reece,Rebecca A. Burton
Publisher: Pearson
ISBN: 9780134711751
Category: Biology
Page: 752
View: 625
For non-majors biology courses. Develop and Practice Science Literacy Skills Teach students to view their world using scientific reasoning with Campbell Essential Biology. The authors' approach equips your students to become better informed citizens, relate concepts from class to their everyday lives, and understand and apply real data, making biology relevant and meaningful to their world and futures. The new edition incorporates instructor feedback on what key skills to highlight in new Process of Science essays and uses striking infographic figures in conveying real data to help students see and better understand how science actually works. New author-narrated Figure Walkthrough Videos appear in each chapter and guide students through key biology concepts and processes. New topics in Why It Matters inspire curiosity and provide real-world examples to convey why abstract concepts like cell respiration or photosynthesis matter to students. This edition's unmatched offering of author-created media supports students in the toughest topics with 24/7 access through the enhanced Pearson eText, embedded QR codes in the print text, and Mastering Biology. Also available with Mastering Biology Mastering(tm) is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools developed to engage students and emulate the office-hour experience, Mastering personalizes learning and often improves results for each student. A wide range of interactive, engaging, and assignable activities, many of them contributed by Essential Biology authors, encourage students to actively learn and retain tough course concepts. Instructors can assign interactive media before class to engage students and ensure they arrive ready to learn. Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; Mastering Biology does not come packaged with this content. Students, if interested in purchasing this title with Mastering Biology, ask your instructor for the correct package ISBN and Course ID. Instructors, contact your Pearson representative for more information. If you would like to purchase both the physical text and Mastering Biology, search for: 0134763459 / 9780134763453 Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology 6/e Plus Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- Access Card Package Package consists of: 0134711750 / 9780134711751 Campbell Essential Biology with Physiology 0134760107 / 9780134760100 Mastering Biology with Pearson eText -- ValuePack Access Card -- for Campbell Essential Biology (with Physiology chapters)

    • Literary Criticism

Heroes of the City of Man

A Christian Guide to Select Ancient Literature
Author: Peter J. Leithart
Publisher: Canon Press & Book Service
ISBN: 9781885767554
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 389
View: 6635
"[Analyzes specific ancient epics and Greek dramas in the light of Christian beliefs. Ancient poets and playwrights discussed: Hesiod, Homer, Virgil, Aeschylus, Sophocles, Euripides, and Aristophanes.]"--Provided by publisher.

    • Performing Arts

London After Midnight - a Reconstruction

Author: Philip J. Riley
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781593934828
Category: Performing Arts
Page: 256
View: 4270
LONDON AFTER MIDNIGHT (MGM,1927) starring Lon Chaney, is considered a Lost Film. It is still on the top of the AFI and other world wide film organizations "Most Wanted" lists as it was when the first edition of this book was published in 1985. This edition is 254 pages and the original printing was 178 pages. Chaney added 3 new faces to his "Thousand Faces" - Inspector Burke of Scotland Yard, Professor Burke of India, and America's first film vampire, The Man in the Beaver Hat. In fact it was directed by Tod Browning, who directed "Dracula" 4 years later, which was also to star Chaney as the Count, but his premature death in 1930 prevented it. This new edition also contains a foreword by Forrest J Ackerman and an introduction by the film's Art Director A.Arnold (Buddy) Gillespie; short interviews with David S. Horsley, ASC and by Carroll Borland, who played Luna, the vampire girl in the 1935 remake entitled. "Mark of the Vampire. Also the script is presented in it's original form. Many new photographs of vintage posters from around the world and a reformatted reconstruction of the film by the use of photographs, art work and Silent Film Titles. Included is the complete 1928 Photoplay novel by Marie Coolidge-Rask, long out of print and usually around $500 when you can find a copy. Reproduced on the back cover is the fantastic portrait of Chaney as the vampire by Special Effects and Academy Award winning makeup artist - Rick Baker, Monster Maker.

Penguin Christmas Classics

Author: Various
Publisher: Penguin Books
ISBN: 9780143129783
Page: 912
View: 9570
The ultimate Christmas gift for book lovers: a gorgeous collectible boxed set of the beloved hardcover Penguin Christmas Classics The six volumes in the Penguin Christmas Classics are not only our most beloved Christmas tales, they also have given us much of what we love about the holiday itself. Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol revived in Victorian England such Christmas hallmarks as the Christmas tree, holiday cards, and caroling. The Yuletide yarns of Anthony Trollope, brought together in Christmas at Thompson Hall and Other Christmas Stories, popularized throughout the British Empire and around the world the trappings of Christmas in London. L. Frank Baum's The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus created the origin story for the presiding spirit of Christmas as we know it. The holiday tales of Louisa May Alcott, collected in A Merry Christmas and Other Christmas Stories, shaped the ideal of an American Christmas. Nikolai Gogol's The Night Before Christmas brought forth some of our earliest Christmas traditions as passed down through folk tales. And E. T. A. Hoffmann's The Nutcracker inspired the most famous ballet in history, one seen by millions in the twilight of every year. Beautifully designed hardcovers--with foil-stamped jackets, decorative endpapers, and nameplates for personalization--in a small trim size that makes them perfect stocking stuffers, Penguin Christmas Classics embody the spirit of giving that is at the heart of our most time-honored stories about the holiday. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.