May 16, 2014 · 9:30 AM
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The Odyssey by Homer, translated by Robert Fagles (560 pages), Penguin Classics Reprint Edition 1997 (Kindle, Nook and Audible Audio editions are available.)
You may want to listen along as you read the text. This translation is available in an audible format and can be downloaded from amazon.com. http://www.amazon.com/The-Odyssey/dp/B000OYDLE4
THIS IS THE THIRD AND FINAL MEETING TO DISCUSS THE ODYSSEY. THIS IS IN ADDITION TO OUR USUAL MEETING ON THE FIRST FRIDAY OF THE MONTH.
Please read Book 15 (The Prince Sets Sail for Home) through the final book of the Odyssey, Book 24 (Peace).
Please join us for socializing anytime between 9.00 - 9.30. The meeting begins promptly at 9.30.
This from Publisher's Weekly via amazon.com:
Robert Fagles's 1990 translation of The Iliad was highly praised; here, he moves to The Odyssey. As in the previous work, he adroitly mixes contemporary language with the driving rhythms of the original. The first line reads: "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns/ driven time and again off course once he had plundered/ the hallowed heights of Troy." Hellenic scholar Bernard Knox contributes extensive introductory commentary, providing both historical and literary perspective. Notes, a pronouncing glossary, genealogies, a bibliography and maps of Homer's world are included.
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