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Chapman's Homer
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Chapman's Homer

The "Odyssey" Revised edition

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Edited by Allardyce Nicoll See other recent books by Allardyce Nicoll
Translated by George Chapman See other recent books by George Chapman
Format: Paperback

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Chapman's Homer by Homer

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George Chapman's translations of Homer are among the most famous in the English language. Keats immortalized the work of the Renaissance dramatist and poet in the sonnet "On First Looking into Chapman's Homer." Swinburne praised the translations for their "romantic and sometimes barbaric grandeur," their "freshness, strength, and inextinguishable fire." The great critic George Saintsbury (1845-1933) wrote: "For more than two centuries they were the resort of all who, unable to read Greek, wished to know what Greek was. Chapman is far nearer Homer than any modern translator in any modern language." This volume presents the original text of Chapman's translation of the Odyssey (1614-15), making only a small number of modifications to punctuation and wording where they might confuse the modern reader. The editor, Allardyce Nicoll, provides an introduction, textual notes, a glossary, and a commentary. Garry Wills's preface to the Odyssey explores how Chapman's less strained meter lets him achieve more delicate poetic effects as compared to the Iliad. Wills also examines Chapman's "fine touch" in translating "the warm and human sense of comedy" in the Odyssey. Oft of one wide expanse had I been told That deep-browed Homer ruled as his demesne; Yet did I never breathe its pure serene Till I heard Chapman speak out loud and bold. --John Keats

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780691048918
ISBN-10: 0691048916
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 27mm)
Pages: 520
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 27-Nov-2000
Country of Publication: United States

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