The Odysseys of Homer

HOMER (c. 8th cen - c. 8th cen), translated by George CHAPMAN (c. 1559 - 1634)

The Odysseys are a collection of stories about Ulysses' journey home from the war at Troy purportedly written in the 8th century BCE by Homer, a blind poet thought to have lived in the Greek colonies in Asia Minor, possibly at Smyrna. The events described are thought to have occurred centuries before being recorded by Homer, handed down orally since the twelfth century BCE, the golden era of the Greek Bronze Age when the world was populated by heroic mortals and often visited by the Gods. This verse translation in couplets by George Chapman was originally published in 1616, the first translation from the ancient Greek directly to English, although likely influenced by previous Latin translations. Chapman's translation has been admired by many, including John Keats and others. Many of these stories are familiar to us, Ulysses and the Sirens, Circe turning his crew to swine, their escape from the Cyclops on the bellies of his sheep, but Chapman's version includes violent episodes and suggestive innuendo that I don't recall from my childhood days. (Introduction by Fritz)

Genre(s): Classics (Greek & Latin Antiquity), Epics

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 First Book Phil Schempf
00:36:20
Play 02 Second Book Phil Schempf
00:33:35
Play 03 Third Book Phil Schempf
00:36:33
Play 04 Fourth Book, Part 1 Phil Schempf
00:26:47
Play 05 Fourth Book, Part 2 Phil Schempf
00:36:32
Play 06 Fifth Book Phil Schempf
00:37:46
Play 07 Sixth Book Phil Schempf
00:27:56
Play 08 Seventh Book Phil Schempf
00:25:46
Play 09 Eighth Book Phil Schempf
00:43:07
Play 10 Ninth Book Phil Schempf
00:41:21
Play 11 Tenth Book Phil Schempf
00:37:10
Play 12 Eleventh Book Phil Schempf
00:44:37
Play 13 Twelfth Book Phil Schempf
00:34:16
Play 14 Thirteenth Book Phil Schempf
00:34:21
Play 15 Fourteenth Book Phil Schempf
00:39:53
Play 16 Fifteenth Book Phil Schempf
00:37:34
Play 17 Sixteenth Book Phil Schempf
00:33:34
Play 18 Seventeenth Book Phil Schempf
00:41:25
Play 19 Eighteenth Book Phil Schempf
00:31:39
Play 20 Ninteenth Book Phil Schempf
00:42:05
Play 21 Twentieth Book Phil Schempf
00:29:48
Play 22 Twenty-first Book Phil Schempf
00:29:51
Play 23 Twenty-second Book Phil Schempf
00:33:39
Play 24 Twenty-third Book Phil Schempf
00:27:30
Play 25 Twenty-fourth Book Phil Schempf
00:39:09