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A Christmas Odyssey Christmas Stories 8 gOkay so here s what happened I went out after work with theuys we went to a perfectly nice bar this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off Anyway we ended up Living In The Glory Every Day getting pretty wrecked and we might have smoked something in the bathroom I m not totally clear on that part and then thisigantic one eyed bouncer kicked us out so we somehow ended up at a strip club The So my first non school related experience with Homer s classic tale and my most powerful impression beyond the overall splendor of the story wasHOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent bunch Case in point they hauled him out through the doorway into the court lopped his nose and ears with a ruthless knife tore his From The Heralds Wearied Eye genitals out for the dogs to eat rawand in manic fury hacked off hands and feet then once they d washed their own hands and feet they went inside again to join odysseustheir work was done here now Their work was done here now What areat line Want violence you say How about slaughtering over 100 house uests for over indulging in your hospitality Can you say overkill And for the true splatter junkies out there you can add in some casual rapes widespread maiming a score of people suishing crew members being chewed and swallowed healthy doses of mutilation and torture and one cyclops blinding That should make even the most discriminating ore hound leg humping happy Yesthat s meguilty However beyond the cockle warming violence and mayhem this is a rocking ood story that I enjoyed as in smile on my face thinking this is enuinely cool much than I expected to oing into it There is nothing dry or plodding about the story Beautifully written and encompassing themes of love loyalty and heroism while commenting on many facets of the human condition As important as this story is to literature it is above all elseENTERTAINING In fact without its massive entertainment factor I m pretty sure it s overall importance among the classics would be significantly reduced Thankfully there is no risk of that A NOTE ON THE TEXT Before I continue I want to comment on the version I readlistened to because I think can be critical to people s reaction to the story There are a TRUCKLOAD of Odyssey translations out there and from what I ve seen they range wider in uality and faithfulness to the original text than those of almost any other work of Western Literature These versions can differ so much that I believe two people with identical reading tastes could each read a different translation and walk away with vastly different opinions on the work The version I am reviewing and from which the above uote is derived is the Robert Fagles translation which uses contemporary prose and structure while remaining faithful to the content of the original I found it a terrific place for a first experience with this work because of how easy to follow it was Plus I listened to the audio version read by Sir Ian McKellen which was an amazing experience and one I HIGHLY RECOMMEND In addition to the Fagles version I also own the Alexander Pope translation as part of my Easton Press collection of The 100 Greatest Books Ever Written While listening to the Fagles version I would often follow along with the Pope translation and let me tell youthey are vastly different While the overall story is the same the presentation prose and the structure are nothing alike As an example here is the same passage I uoted earlier from the Pope translation Then forth they led and beganTheir bloody work they lopp d away the manMorsel for dogs then trimm d with brazen shears The wretch and shorten d of his nose and ears His hands and feet last felt the cruel steel He roar d and torments ave his soul to hellThey wash and to Ulysses take their waySo ends the bloody business of the day Very different treatments of the same scene In my opinion the Pope language is beautiful and far poetic and lyrical than the Fagles translation However I am lad I started with the Fagles version because it provided me with a much better comprehension of the story itself No head scratching moments Now that I have a firm rounding in the story I plan to o back at some point and read the Pope version so that I can absorb the reater beauty of that translation In a nutshell I m saying that you should make sure you find a translation that works for you That s my two or three cents THE STORY So Odysseus master strategist and tactician not to mention schemer manipulator and liar extraordinaire travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War Delays and detours ensue which take up the first half of the story Most of these travel snags are caused by Poseidon who is Warrior Clans Of Tranquille grudging on Odysseus for stick poking Poseidon s son ie the Cyclops in the peeper Not to fear Athenaoddess of At Agincourt guile and craftiness is a proud sponsor of Odysseus and along with some help for big daddyod Zeus throws Odysseus some Olympian help Odysseus travels are full of reat summer blockbuster like entertainment and at the same time explore all manner of Greek daily life as well as touching on many of their beliefs and traditions It really is a perfect blend of fun and brain food From his time on the island traditions It really is a perfect blend of fun and brain food From his time on the island of the oddesses Calypso and Circe who he The Pastor And His Work gets busy with despite his undying love for his wife Penelopemen huh to his run ins with theiant Laestrygonians and the Lotus eaters ie thugs and drugs and his fateful encounter with the Cyclops Polyphemus Odysseus even takes a jaunt to the underworld where he speaks to Achilles and Alcohol gets to listen to dead king Agamemnono on an anti marriage rant because his conniving
poisoned him to death does a superb job of keeping the story epic while "providing the reader with wonderful details about the life of the reek people during this period The "the reader with wonderful details about the life of the reek people during this period The had story telling chops Meanwhile while Odysseus is engaged in the ancient Hospital Management Engineering greek version of the Amazing Race back on Ithaca we veot a full fledged version of the Bachelorette La Capital going on as over a hundred suitors are camped out at Odysseus pad trying toet Penelope to ive them a rose This has Odysseus son Telemachus on the rage because the suitors are eating drinking and servant boinking him out of his entire inheritance while they wait on Penelope You might think that Telemachus could just kick the freeloaders out but the law of hospitality was huge for the Greeks and the suitor douches use it to full advantage Well Odysseus eventually makes it back to Ithaca alone and in disguise after all of this crew have been eaten suashed drowned or otherwise rendered life impaired Not an easy place to live is ancient Greece Odysseus proceeds to work a web of deceit and revenge against the suitors that is a wonder to behold I ll leave the final climax to you but I will say that there was no free lunch in Homer s time and the checks that people wrote with their bad behavior are paid in full MY THOUGHTS This was a fun fun fun read I want to start with that because this is not one of those classics that I think is worth while only to et it under your belt or checked off a list This was a Unwavering Valor great story withreat characters and in a style that was both off the usual path but still easy to follow Going back to my comments on the various versions of the story I think this may end up being a five star read in one of the flowery densely poetic translations where the emotion and passion is just a bit in your face I am still thrilled to have listened to the version I did especially as read by Gandalf because I now have a firm foundation in the story and can afford to be a bit adventurous with my next version The tone of the story is heroic and yet very dark The Laura Ingalls Wilder gods are capricious and temperamental and cause a whole lot of death and devastation for nothing than a bruised ego or even a whim The pace of the story is fast and moves uickly with hardly a chance to even catch your breath It is a big epic storyit is THE BIG EPIC STORYand its reputation is well deserved A terrific read as well as one of the most important works in the Western canon Definitely worth your time 45 stars HIGHEST POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION Ever since I first read Homer s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days three of those adventures fired my imagination The Lotus Eaters The Cyclops and the Sirens most especially the Sirens I just did revisit these sections of this Greek epic and my imagination was set aflame yet again How much you ask Here is my microfiction as a tribute to thereat poetTHE SIRENS This happened back in those days when I was a member of an experimental performing arts troupe down in Greenwich Village We would read poetry dance and act out avant Avalonians garde plays in our dilapidated little theater For a modest charge people could come in and watch for as long as they wantedSomehow a business executive who worked downtown in the financial district heard of what we were doing and spoke with our director about an act he has all worked out but needed a supporting cast and that he would pay handsomely if we went along with himWell experimental is experimental and if we wereoing to be well paid we had nothing to lose The first thing he did was pass out our costumes In addition to himself he had parts for three men and three women The play we were to perform was so simple we didn t even need a written script He was to be Odysseus from Homer s epic and three men would be his sailors As for the women we would be the singing SirensSo after he changed uite a sight in a loincloth being ray haired jowly pasty skinned and potbellied we went on stage and he told the sailors how no man has ever Greek poet Homer established the standard for tales of epic uests and heroic journeys with the Odyssey Crowded with characters both human and nonhuman and bursting with action the Odyssey details the adventures of Ulysses king of Ithaca and hero of the Trojan War as he struggles to return to his home and his waiting ever faithful wife PenelopeAlong the way Ulysses encounters the seductive Circe who changes men into sw. Ey helped him out The skill served him well allowing him to confuse and evade captors throughout his ordeal as well as keep his wife and father in the dark about his identity upon his return until he could reveal the truth at a time of maximum impactThere does inevitably come a time when people react cautiously to what is told them even to the evidence their own eyes The ods can cloud one s understanding it is well known and truth is suspected in every encounter These words Penelope speaks Please forgive me do not keep bearing a rudge because when I first saw youI would not welcome you immediatelyI felt a constant dread that some bad manwould fool me with his lies There are so manydishonest clever men Particularly easy to relate to today are descriptions of Penelope s ungrateful suitors like Ctesippius who encouraged by extraordinary wealth had come to court Odysseus wife Also speaking insight for us today are the phrases Weapons themselves can tempt a man to fight and Arms themselves can prompt a man to use themThere is a conflicted view of women in this story Sex sways all women s minds even the best of them though Penelope is a paragon of virtue managing to avoid temptation through her own duplicitousness She hardly seems a victim at all in this reading merely an unwilling captor She is strong smart loyal enerous and brave all the ualities any man would want for his wifeWe understand the slave irls that Odysseus felt he had to test for loyalty were at the disposal of the ungrateful suitors who after they ate and drank at Penelope s expense often met the house irls after hours Some of the Secrets Of The Oasis girls appeared too willingly laughing and teasing as they went and were outspoken about their support of the men they d taken up with Others we Heirloom 1960 1995 Family Femdom Book 2 get the impression from the text felt they had no choiceRace is not mentioned but once in this book very matter of factly though the darker man is a servant to the lighter one Odysseus had a valet with himI do remember named Eurybatesa man a little older than himselfwho had black skin round shoulders woolly hair and was Odysseus s favorite our of all his crewbecause his mind matched his Odysseus s tribulations are terrible but appear to be brought on by his own stubborn and petulant nature like his taunting of the blinded Cyclops from his own escaping ship Cyclops was Poseidon s son so Odysseus s behavior was especially unwise particularly since his own men were yelling at him to stop Later that betrayal of the men s best interests for his own childish purpose will come back to haunt Odysseus when the men suspect him of thinking only of himselfreediness and unleash terrible winds by accident blowing them tragically off course in rugged seas We watch fascinated as the Pow Wows gods seriously mess Odysseus about and then come to his aid We reallyet the sense of the Distancia De Rescate gods playing as in Athena s willingness toive Odysseus strength and arms when fighting the suitors in his house but being unwilling to actually step in to help with the fighting Instead she watched from the rafters It s hard not to be just a little resentful Wilson s translation reads very fast and very clearly There always seemed to be some ramp up time reading Greek myths in the past but now the adventures appear perfectly accessible Granted there are some names you ll have to figure out but that s part of being constructively lost as Pynchon saysA book by book reading of this new translation will begin March 1st on the Goodreads website hosted by Kris Rabberman Wilson s colleague at the University of Pennsylvania To prepare for the first online discussion later this week Kris has suggested participants read the Introduction If interested readers are still not entirely convinced they want this literary experience now some excerpts have been reprinted in The Paris Review I first read Homer in the 19th century French translation by Leconte de Lisle the euivalent say of the 18th century translation into English by Alexander Pope a pompous archaic and exhausting bore of a book I kept my chin up and after a while tried another inflated Frenchman the 1955 translation by the curly moustached Victor B rard in the prestigious Pl iade edition with an odd arrangement of chapters A bit less depraved than the Parnassian poet but all in all alack not much better And then only last year came this new English translation by Emily Wilson an American academic and allegedly the first woman to translate Homer into English And it is a damned refreshing take on Homer Basically it s the first time I m reading The Odyssey without dozing off on every other pageYet Wilson laid down a daunting challenge to herself to keep the exact same number of verses as in Homer s epic and transpose the Greek s dactylic hexameters into the traditional Shakespearian iambic pentameter An amazing feat indeed and she pulled it off with ease concealing like an expert weaver the technicalities of her achievement and "dodging some of the ponderousness of the Homeric text not least of which is the " some of the ponderousness of the Homeric text not least of which is the epithets attached to each character or some awkward similes that pop up from time to time the result is an unaffected luminous poem sometimes energetic sometimes delicate that flows effortlessly focusing our attention not on some turgid embalming purple prose but on what is actually at stake in the story and on the beat of the taleA few things become Brilla Mar Del Edn glaringly apparent thanks to this new translation Odysseus is not uite the wise andlorious war hero that we might think He is as Wilson states in her opening verse a complicated man who messes around with everyone he encounters and talks rubbish on every occasion in short he is an inveterate liar So much so that in the end he could easily ualify as the first case of unreliable narrator Most notably when he is invited at the court of Alcinous and tells the story of his misadventures after the Trojan War the famous embedded and somewhat fantastical tale books 9 12 of the Cicones Lotus Eaters Cyclopes Aeolus Laestrygonians Circe Helios the dead the Sirens Charybdis and Scylla and Calypso we cannot help but wonder to what extent Odysseus is making all this up to entertain his Bibliotheca Anatomica Qua Scripta Ad Anatomen Et Physiologiam Facientia A Rerum Initiis Recensentur Vol 2 generous hosts Later on Odysseus will tell a completely different account of his adventures to other people or a strongly expurgated version of the first tale to his own wife misrepresenting himself to her In short he is indeed a consummated storyteller a shining mask for the rhapsodist himselfIf The Iliad is therandfather of pretty much all literature then The Odyssey is the randmother Aeneas Sindbad Gulliver Robinson Pym Ahab the randfather of pretty much all literature then The Odyssey is the The Abducted Bride grandmother Aeneas Sindbad Gulliver Robinson Pym Ahab are all descendents of Odysseus Hamlet is a sort of echo of Telemachus Excalibur is an ersatz of Odysseus mighty bow James Joyce s Dublin is a Homeric town We might wonder however why Odysseus adventures have become a significant source of inspiration for writers and scholars who claim to be feminists like Emily Wilson of course but also recently Madeline Miller with her best seller Circe and a few years ago Margaret Atwood and her PenelopiadClearly most characters in The Odyssey express a form of mistrust towards the opposite sex men believe women to be either nosy sluts or demi hags women would rather turn men into pigs or captives than actually deal with them Even the fair ueen Penelope the only character who is on the level and the antithesis of the treacherous and fiendish Clytemnestra is actually just as deceptive weaving and unweaving her crewelwork to avoid standing up to the wolfish suitors That being so let s save the old nanny Eurycleia if you insist But after all isn t thisender suspiciousness at the heart of feminism It is notable by the way that although Odysseus looks like the paragon of manliness and a confirmed skirt chaser Penelope Circe Calypso Nausicaa the fact of the matter is that he is either the punchbag of Poseidon a male Henri Matisse god or a puppet in the hands of theoddess Athena a female who transforms him at will stultifies his enemies and makes him the pin up of every The Versatile Border Collie girl he encounters I will confess men are at best a bit ridiculous and irritating if not complicated in this old taleTo top it all off the Odyssey is at its heart a tale of extreme violence I m not just thinking of the savagery of Polyphemus the Laestrygonians or Scylla all blood thirsty monsters who decimate Odysseus crewmen I m thinking of Odysseus himself probably the most blood thirsty character in the whole poem In actual fact instead of coming back home as the one true king of Ithaca and properly claim back his throne and wife in a straightforward manner he chooses or instead follows Athena s plan to approach the suitors under theuise of a despicable old beggar puts the devil in them curses insults and stools fly back and forth across the saloon on every page and when the time is ripe Got Homophobia gets into a shooting spree slaughters the suitors pitilessly one by one they are a bunch of than a hundred dudes and tortures atrociously whoever herdsmen or slaveirls alike The Cartographic State got mixed up with them The Odyssey ends with a big spring cleaning in a merry bath of haemoglobin Which begs a nagging uestion seeing how he behaves might Odysseus himself not have killed his crew at sea perhaps toobble them up since he is such a ourmand of meatballs and shish kebabs and later on have told all sorts of baloney about cyclops and shipwrecks to justify his situation Anyway had Homer been working in Hollywood instead of Ancient Greece he would indeed be on the same side as Peckinpah Coppola Scorsese and TarantinoAnd now let s wait for Emily Wilson to work her magic on The Iliad. 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Eard the hypnotic songs of the Sirens and lived to tell the tale but he mighty Odysseus would be the first He instructed the sailors to tie him to the ship s mast They used one of the building s pillars and when he cried out as the Sirens sang their song the sailors who had wax in their ears were to bind him to the mast even tighterMeanwhile three of us ladies were on stage as the Sirens in costume bare breasted and outfitted with wings We began singing a sweet lilting melody Mike that was the businessman s name started screaming and the sailors tightened the ropes that bound him The sailors were lad their ears were plugged as Mike screamed for nearly half an hour When the ship passed out of earshot of the Sirens the sailors unbound mighty Odysseus and he collapsed on our makeshift stage a mass of exhausted middle aged flesh The audience applauded even cheered and we continued our performance of Odysseus and the Sirens every night for than a week Then one night Mike outdid himself His blue eyes bulged the veins in his neck popped and his face turned a deeper blood scarlet than ever before And what I feared might happen did happen Mike had a heart attack We had to interrupt our performance and call an ambulanceWe all thought that was the end of our dealing with Mike aka Odysseus until our director received a call from the hospital Mike told her he was Henry Ii going to be just fine and would be back on stage next week We called a meeting and everyone agreed that we would suggest Mike seek psychiatric help but if he insists on playing Odysseus he will have to take his act elsewhere The Odyssey Homer The Odyssey begins after the end of the ten year Trojan War the subject of the Iliad and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war because he angered theod Poseidon Odysseus son Telemachus is about 20 years old and is sharing his absent father s house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men the Suitors whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them all the while reveling in Odysseus palace and eating up his wealth The Odyssey Characters Odysseus Penelope Helen of Troy Achilles Agamemnon Telemachus Minerva Polyphemus 1973 1337 1344 1349 576 1359 It s impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and after only the first few pages you realize and completely understand why it s regarded as one of the most important works in literature I m always a little anxious when I tackle such important and renowned books for being afraid of not comprehending or loving them War and Peace and Don uixote for example as they seem to deserve Not that I m obligated to like them but I always feel such buzz comes for a reason and I try to at least find out why With The Odyssey once again I find that the ones who have read it before me were right it s amazingI didn t have plans to read The Odyssey any time soon I ve never devoted much time to epic poems and this one has than 12000 verses but because I ve been eying Ulysses on my shelves for uite some time I decided to prepare myself for it and read about Odysseus with a Vietnam Diary 1966 1967 greatroup here on Goodreads To call Homer s book simply a preparation for Joyce s work is now not only unfair but also absurd to me However I m Heroes Of A Texas Childhood glad that I finally read it whatever the reason behind it was The Odyssey tells the story of Odysseus s Ulysses journey back to his home Ithaca to return to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus after twenty years of absence Our hero left his home to fight in the Trojan War that alone lasted ten years and encountered too many obstacles that kept him away for another ten years Back in Ithaca people had already lost hope that he could still be alive and his wife was being courted by suitors who wanted to marry herAlongside the emotional and heartfelt story whatrabbed my attention here was the poem s style and structure For a work that s believed to have been written in the 8th century BC its uality and refinement certainly amazed me Some of the story is told through flashbacks some of it is told through different narrators and its narratives are non linear so I was positively surprisedI could try to write an analysis about the recurring themes on the book vengeance spiritual Names From Africa growth hospitality or try to decipher its symbolism much has been written about Odysseus s bow Laertes s shroud the sea but I feel I would fail and wouldn t be able to do it in a deep level especially after having read thereat introduction and notes written by Bernard KnoxWhat kept me away from Homer s work was the fear that it would be too dense and heavy on mythology it is mythological of course making it hard for me to understand it Although labored the narrative is uite simple and easy to follow Knox s notes were a The Upanishads great companion to fill in the details I needed to comprehend the book in a deeper levelRating it s my belief that areat book not only satisfy your expectations but also inspire you to it s my belief that a Masculinity As Homophobia great book not only satisfy your expectations but also inspire you to further into its writer s other works similar subjects or even other books from the same time period The Odyssey raised my interest about Greek mythology and The Iliad so Iuess it served its purpose with high colors Because of that 5 lowing and beautiful stars uite possibly one of my favourite booksIt was this novel that ignited my love for Greek and Roman mythology and antiuity leading me to choose a degree in Classical CivilisationsI always look back on The Odyssey with "Fondness I Love All "I love all monsters "he faces and the ods who involve themselves with Odysseus trials as he " faces and the The Elusive Earl Wishing Well 1 gods who involve themselves with Odysseus trials as he his way home after the Trojan WarLOVE LOVE LOVE I have read The Odyssey three times The first was not really a read but of a listen in the true oral tradition Duri I m not normally a praying man but if you re up there please save me Superman Homer SimpsonFollowing James Joyce s lead I used Homer s heroic story as inspiration and research for a novel in progressBut how can I a mere mortal do justice to the most famous epic poem ever written An encounter with a work of this magnitude should be shared rather than reviewedHomer is thereat The Trees greatreat recurring The Little Book Of Mary grand daddy of modern literature and this colossus is as immortal as theods within it And what a tale this must have been way back in the 8th century BC Then it was sung rather than read and I Beyonce I Am Sasha Fierce Songbook guess the first to bear witness must have been jigging about in their togas with unbridled excitementAlas I didn t read it in ancient Greek as Homer had intended My copy was transcribed to a Kindle rather than papyri and translated by none other than theenius that was Alexander Pope yep I went old school on thisOdysseus he of the title otherwise known in Latin as Ulysses embarks on a perilous stopstart um odyssey attempting to et home to Ithaca after fighting in the Trojan War for a decadeSuch an amazing story overflowing with an abundance of adventure Poor Odysseus having battled treacherous seas wrathful ods enchanting sirens and a Cyclops then has to put up with big bad Poseidon weighing in with some nautical muscle and shipwrecking his boatPlagued by setback after setback the journey home takes TEN Diy Vegan Protein Bars Soy Protein Hemp Protein Granola Protein Bars gruelling years to complete And as if that wasn t bad enough wife Penelope has meanwhileiven up hope of him returning home alive and is being courted by one hundred suitors none of whom are fit to kiss our hero s sandalsThis is by no means a page turner and some background knowledge is reuired to appreciate the finer points Pope has done an amazing job to remain somewhat sympathetic to the timbre of Homer s lyrical story and his rhyming couplets are a thing to behold But when the star of eve with 1609 1909 The Dutch In New Netherland And The United States golden lightAdorn d the matron brow of nightBeautifulHomer the poet not the cartoon character has fuelled the imagination of countless authors throughout the centuries and therefore it would be sacrilege for me to award anything less than five heroic stars The first line in Emily Wilson s new translation of the Odyssey the first by a woman scholar is Tell me about a complicated man In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year Wilson tells us I could ve said Tell me about a straying husband And that s a viable translation That s one of the things the original language saysBut I want to be super responsible about my relationship to the Greek text I want to be saying after multiple different revisions This is the best I canet toward the truth Oh the mind reels This new translation by Emily Wilson reads swiftly smoothly and feels contemporary This exciting new translation will surprise you and send you to compare certain passages with earlier translations In her Introduction Wilson raises that issue of translation herself How is it possible to have so many different translations all of which could be considered correct Wilson reminds us what a ripping ood yarn this story is and removes any barriers to understanding We can come to it with our current sensibility and find in it all kinds of foretelling and parallels with life today and perhaps we even see the enesis of our own core morality a morality that feels inexplicably learned Perhaps the passed down sense of right and wrong of fairness and justice we read of here was learned through these early stories and lessons from the Hopeless Savages gods Or are we interpreting the story to fit our sensibilityThese delicious uestions operate in deep consciousness while we pleasure in learning about that liar Odysseus described again and again as wily scheming cunning his lies were like truth He learned how to bend the truth at hisrandfather s knee and the ods exploited that talent when th. Ine; the orgeous water nymph Calypso who keeps him a prisoner of love for seven years; the terrible one eyed man eating iant Cyclops; and a host of other ogres wizards sirens and ods But when he finally reaches Ithaca after ten years of travel his trials have only begun There he must battle the scheming noblemen who thinking him dead have demanded that Penelope choose one of them to be her new husband and Ithaca’.