Homer S Daughter

Autore: Robert Graves
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795337434
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In this innovative re-imagining of the Odyssey’s history, Sicilian princess Nausicaa recounts her story, and how she, not the poet Homer, came to write the Odyssey. Set in the eighth century B.C., it recounts the story of a determined young woman who lives an adventurous life: rescuing her father’s throne from outside threats, freeing herself from an abusive marriage, and saving her two younger brothers from certain death. Nausicaa is a passionate, religious, and dynamic heroine who is more than a match for the heroes in the epic poem she claims to have authored.

Homer S Daughter

Autore: Robert Graves
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 014197091X
Grandezza: 39,42 MB
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In Homer's Daughter Robert Graves recreates the Odyssey. This bold retelling of the ancient epic imagines that its author was not the blind and bearded Homer of legend, but a young woman in Western Sicily who calls herself Nausicaä. In Robert Graves's words, Homer's Daughter is 'the story of a high-spirited and religious-minded Sicilian girl who saves her father's throne from usurpation, herself from a distasteful marriage, and her two younger brothers from butchery by boldly making things happen, instead of sitting still and hoping for the best.'

Odyssey

Autore: Homer
Editore:
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Grandezza: 45,80 MB
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Penelope S Daughter

Autore: Laurel Corona
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101443880
Grandezza: 49,47 MB
Formato: PDF
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The award-winning author of The Four Seasons retells The Odyssey from the point of view of Odysseus and Penelope's daughter. With her father Odysseus gone for twenty years, Xanthe barricades herself in her royal chambers to escape the rapacious suitors who would abduct her to gain the throne. Xanthe turns to her loom to weave the adventures of her life, from her upbringing among servants and slaves, to the years spent in hiding with her mother's cousin, Helen of Troy, to the passion of her sexual awakening in the arms of the man she loves. And when a stranger dressed as a beggar appears at the palace, Xanthe wonders who will be the one to decide her future-a suitor she loathes, a brother she cannot respect, or a father who doesn't know she exists...

Rediscovering Homer

Autore: Andrew Dalby
Editore: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393330199
Grandezza: 76,51 MB
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A literary portrait of the epic songwriter and poet traces the historical origins of the Odyssey and the Iliad, describing the culture that shaped their first-generation audiences while exploring theories about how both poems were written by a single, female poet. Reprint.

The Odyssey Of Homer

Autore: Homer
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Grandezza: 44,39 MB
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Focus On Robert Graves And His Contemporaries

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Two Communist Brothers From Washington New Hampshire And Their Fight Against Fascism

Autore: Donald H. Forbes
Editore: Lulu.com
ISBN: 1304192105
Grandezza: 24,68 MB
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"These two brothers, Joe and Homer Chase, brought up on a working farm in Washington, New Hampshire, could never be referred to as 'country boys'. They learned sophisticated lessons of politics and economics at their parents' knees. Each spent his life fighting for the working class. Joe, the elder, fought on the European front in World War II against the fascist threat. At home, he worked in union jobs in the Boston area exposing the evils of the Smith and Taft-Hartley Acts while attending to his duties as a representative of his fellow workers in the Railroad Brotherhoods. Homer, the younger sibling, fought against fascism by joining the Abraham Lincoln Brigade to fight in Spain in the late 1930s, and in World War II as a paratrooper with the 17th Airborne. After his return from the battlefields of Europe, Homer continued the fight for social justice - for Afro-Americans' right to vote and for workers' rights to unionize in the South in the 1940s and 1950s, and later in the North."--P. 4 of cover.

The Iliad Of Homer

Autore: Homer
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Count Belisarius

Autore: Robert Graves
Editore: RosettaBooks
ISBN: 0795336713
Grandezza: 60,13 MB
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Vista: 2109
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Threatened by invaders on all sides, the Roman Empire in the sixth century fought to maintain its borders. Leading its defense was the Byzantine general Belisarius, a man who earned the grudging respect of his enemies, and who rose to become the Emperor Justinian’s greatest military leader. Loosely based on Procopius’ History of the Justinian Wars and Secret History, this novel tells the general’s story through the eyes of Eugenius, a eunuch and servant to the general’s wife. It presents a compelling portrait of a man bound by a strict code of honor and unrelenting loyalty to an emperor who is intelligent but flawed, and whose decisions bring him to a tragic end. Eminent historical novelist and classicist Robert Graves presents a vivid account of a time in history both dissolute and violent, and demonstrates one again his mastery of this historical period.