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The Iliad and the Odyssey (Paperback): Homer The Iliad and the Odyssey (Paperback)
Homer; Translated by George Chapman; Introduction by Jan Parker; Series edited by Tom Griffith
R138 R124 Discovery Miles 1 240 Save R14 (10%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Translated by George Chapman, with Introductions by Jan Parker. Hector bidding farewell to his wife and baby son, Odysseus bound to the mast listening to the Sirens, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been reportrayed in every generation. The questions about mortality and identity that Homer's heroes ask, the bonds of love, respect and fellowship that motivate them, have gripped audiences for three millennia. Chapman's Iliad and Odyssey are great English epic poems, but they are also two of the liveliest and readable translations of Homer. Chapman's freshness makes the everyday world of nature and the craftsman as vivid as the battlefield and Mount Olympus. His poetry is driven by the excitement of the Renaissance discovery of classical civilisation as at once vital and distant, and is enriched by the perspectives of humanist thought.

Chapman's Homer - The Iliad (Paperback, Revised edition): Homer Chapman's Homer - The Iliad (Paperback, Revised edition)
Homer; Edited by Allardyce Nicoll; Translated by George Chapman; Preface by Garry Wills
R782 R635 Discovery Miles 6 350 Save R147 (19%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

George Chapman's translations of Homer are 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 (1611) text of Chapman's translation of the Iliad, 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 and a glossary. Garry Wills contributes a preface, in which he explains how Chapman tapped into the poetic consonance between the semi-divine heroism of the Iliad's warriors and the cosmological symbols of Renaissance humanism.

The Odysseys of Homer, together with the shorter poems (Paperback): George Chapman The Odysseys of Homer, together with the shorter poems (Paperback)
George Chapman; Homer
R773 Discovery Miles 7 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Foil Practice; with a review of the Art of Fencing - according to the theories of LA BOESSIERE, HAMON, GOMARD, and GRISIER. For... Foil Practice; with a review of the Art of Fencing - according to the theories of LA BOESSIERE, HAMON, GOMARD, and GRISIER. For the use of military classes, instructors in the army, and others (Paperback)
Tony Mita, Jared Kirby; George Chapman
R181 Discovery Miles 1 810 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Chapman's Homer - The Odyssey (Paperback, Revised edition): Homer Chapman's Homer - The Odyssey (Paperback, Revised edition)
Homer; Edited by Allardyce Nicoll; Translated by George Chapman; Preface by Garry Wills
R722 R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Save R147 (20%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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

George Chapman - The Widow's Tears - 'She be my guide, and hers the praise of these, My worthy... George Chapman - The Widow's Tears - 'She be my guide, and hers the praise of these, My worthy undertakings'' (Paperback)
George Chapman
R322 Discovery Miles 3 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
George Chapman - The Gentleman Usher - 'I would not stand dreaming of the matter as I do now'' (Paperback):... George Chapman - The Gentleman Usher - 'I would not stand dreaming of the matter as I do now'' (Paperback)
George Chapman
R195 Discovery Miles 1 950 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Works Of George Chapman (Hardcover): George Chapman The Works Of George Chapman (Hardcover)
George Chapman
R798 Discovery Miles 7 980 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Tragedie of Chabot Admirall of France (Paperback): George Chapman, James Shirley The Tragedie of Chabot Admirall of France (Paperback)
George Chapman, James Shirley; Created by The John C. Winston Co
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Tragedie of Chabot Admirall of France (Hardcover): George Chapman, James Shirley The Tragedie of Chabot Admirall of France (Hardcover)
George Chapman, James Shirley; Created by The John C. Winston Co
R548 Discovery Miles 5 480 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
All Fooles and The Gentleman Usher (Paperback): Thomas Marc Parrott, George Chapman All Fooles and The Gentleman Usher (Paperback)
Thomas Marc Parrott, George Chapman; Created by D.C. Heath And Co.
R469 Discovery Miles 4 690 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
All Fooles and The Gentleman Usher (Hardcover): Thomas Marc Parrott, George Chapman All Fooles and The Gentleman Usher (Hardcover)
Thomas Marc Parrott, George Chapman; Created by D.C. Heath And Co.
R696 Discovery Miles 6 960 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hero and Leander (Paperback): George Chapman, Christopher Marlowe Hero and Leander (Paperback)
George Chapman, Christopher Marlowe
R313 Discovery Miles 3 130 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Hero and Leander (Hardcover): George Chapman, Christopher Marlowe Hero and Leander (Hardcover)
George Chapman, Christopher Marlowe
R545 Discovery Miles 5 450 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Charlemagne (the Distracted Emperor) Drame  lisab thain Anonyme.  dition Critique Avec Introduction (Paperback): George... Charlemagne (the Distracted Emperor) Drame lisab thain Anonyme. dition Critique Avec Introduction (Paperback)
George Chapman, Franck Louis Schoell
R346 Discovery Miles 3 460 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Charlemagne (the Distracted Emperor) Drame  lisab thain Anonyme.  dition Critique Avec Introduction (Hardcover): George... Charlemagne (the Distracted Emperor) Drame lisab thain Anonyme. dition Critique Avec Introduction (Hardcover)
George Chapman, Franck Louis Schoell
R575 Discovery Miles 5 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bussy d'Ambois and the Revenge of Bussy d'Ambois (Paperback): George Chapman, Frederick Samuel Boas Bussy d'Ambois and the Revenge of Bussy d'Ambois (Paperback)
George Chapman, Frederick Samuel Boas
R475 Discovery Miles 4 750 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Bussy d'Ambois and the Revenge of Bussy d'Ambois (Hardcover): George Chapman, Frederick Samuel Boas Bussy d'Ambois and the Revenge of Bussy d'Ambois (Hardcover)
George Chapman, Frederick Samuel Boas
R702 Discovery Miles 7 020 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shakespeare and the Rival Poet (Paperback): George Chapman, Arthur Acheson Shakespeare and the Rival Poet (Paperback)
George Chapman, Arthur Acheson
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Shakespeare and the Rival Poet (Hardcover): George Chapman, Arthur Acheson Shakespeare and the Rival Poet (Hardcover)
George Chapman, Arthur Acheson
R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Best Plays of the Old Dramatists - George Chapman (Paperback): William Lyon Phelps, George Chapman The Best Plays of the Old Dramatists - George Chapman (Paperback)
William Lyon Phelps, George Chapman
R535 Discovery Miles 5 350 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Best Plays of the Old Dramatists - George Chapman (Hardcover): William Lyon Phelps, George Chapman The Best Plays of the Old Dramatists - George Chapman (Hardcover)
William Lyon Phelps, George Chapman
R761 Discovery Miles 7 610 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Comedies and Tragedies (Paperback): Richard Herne Shepherd, George Chapman The Comedies and Tragedies (Paperback)
Richard Herne Shepherd, George Chapman
R473 Discovery Miles 4 730 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Comedies and Tragedies (Hardcover): Richard Herne Shepherd, George Chapman The Comedies and Tragedies (Hardcover)
Richard Herne Shepherd, George Chapman
R699 Discovery Miles 6 990 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
The Tragedie of Chabot, Admirall of France (Paperback): George Chapman The Tragedie of Chabot, Admirall of France (Paperback)
George Chapman
R316 Discovery Miles 3 160 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
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