The Odyssey Of Homer Book PDF

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Tell me, Muse, of that man, so ready at need, who wandered far and wide, after he had sacked the sacred citadel of Troy.

And many were the men whose towns he saw and whose mind he learned, yea, and many the woes he suffered in his heart on the deep, striving to win his own life and the return of his company.

Nay, but even so he saved not his company, though he desired it sore. For through the blindness of their own hearts they perished, fools, who devoured the oxen of Helios Hyperion.

But the god took from them their day of returning. Of these things, goddess, daughter of Zeus, whencesoever thou hast heard thereof, declare thou even unto us.
Now all the rest, as many as fled from sheer destruction, were at home and had escaped both war and sea, but Odysseus only, craving for his wife and for his homeward path.

The lady nymph Calypso held that fair goddess, in her hollow caves, longing to have him for her lord.

But when now the year had come in the courses of the seasons, wherein the gods had ordained that he should return home to Ithaca, not even there was he quit of labors, not even among his own.

But all the gods had pity on him save Poseidon, who raged continually against godlike Odysseus, till he came to his own country.

Howbeit Poseidon had now departed for the distant Ethiopians, the Ethiopians that are sundered in twain, the uttermost of men, abiding some where Hyperion sinks and somewhere he rises.

There he looked to receive his hecatomb of bulls and rams, there he made merry sitting at the feast, but the other gods were gathered in the halls of Olympian Zeus.

Then among them, the father of men and gods began to speak, for he bethought him in his heart of noble Aegisthus, whom the son of Agamemnon, far-famed Orestes, slew.

AuthorAlexander Pope
LanguageEnglish
No. of Pages350
PDF Size21.5 MB
CategoryPoetry

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