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Odysseys of Homer

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Genres:

Classics

Description:

The Odysseys are a collection of stories about Ulysses' journey home from the war at Troy purportedly written in the 8th century BCE by Homer, a blind poet thought to have lived in the Greek colonies in Asia Minor, possibly at Smyrna. The events described are thought to have occurred centuries before being recorded by Homer, handed down orally since the twelfth century BCE, the golden era of the Greek Bronze Age when the world was populated by heroic mortals and often visited by the Gods. This verse translation in couplets by George Chapman was originally published in 1616, the first translation from the ancient Greek directly to English, although likely influenced by previous Latin translations. Chapman's translation has been admired by many, including John Keats and others. Many of these stories are familiar to us, Ulysses and the Sirens, Circe turning his crew to swine, their escape from the Cyclops on the bellies of his sheep, but Chapman's version includes violent episodes and suggestive innuendo that I don't recall from my childhood days. (Introduction by Fritz)

Language:

English

Narrators:

Phil Schempf

Length:

14h 42m


Chapters

Free Sample

01:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

36:21


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

33:36


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

36:35


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

26:48


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

36:34


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

37:47


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

27:57


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

25:47


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

43:08


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

41:23


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

37:11


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

44:38


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

34:17


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

34:22


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

39:54


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

37:35


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

33:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

41:26


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

31:40


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

42:07


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

29:49


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

29:52


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

33:40


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

27:31


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

39:10