The Odysseys Of Homer (volume 1) by HomerThe Odysseys Of Homer (volume 1) by Homer

The Odysseys Of Homer (volume 1)


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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1857 edition. Excerpt: ...moved Antinous the victor's hire To all the Wooers thus: " There are now at fire Two breasts of goat; both which let law set down co Before the man that wins the day's renown, With all their fat and gravy. And of both The glorious victor shall prefer his tooth, To which he makes his choice of, from us all, And ever after banquet in our hall, 65 With what our boards yield; not a beggar more Allow'd to share, but all keep out at door." This he proposed; and this they all approved. To which Ulysses answer'd: " O most loved, By no means should an old man, and one old-70 In chief with sorrows, be so over-bold To combat with his younger; but, alas, Man's own-ill-working belly needs will pass This work upon me, and enforce me, too, To beat this fellow. But then, you must do 75 My age no wrong, to take my younger's part, And play me foul play, making your strokes' smart Help his to conquer; for you easily may "With your strengths crash me. Do then right, and lay Your honours on it in your oaths, to yield so His part no aid, but equal leave the field." All swore his will. But then Telemachus His father's scoffs with comforts serious Could not but answer, and made this reply: " Guest! If thine own powers cheer thy victory, 85 Fear no man's else that will not pass it free. He fights with many that shall touch but thee. I'll see thy guest-right paid. Thou here art come In my protection; and to this the sum Of all these Wooers (which Antinous are so And King Eurymachus) conjoin their care." Both vow'd it. When Ulysses, laying by His upper weed, his inner beggary Near show'd his shame, which he with rags prevented Pluck'd from about his thighs, and so presented 95 Their goodly sight, which were so white and great, And his large shoulders were to view...
Title:The Odysseys Of Homer (volume 1)Format:PaperbackDimensions:84 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.17 inPublished:April 21, 2013Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:021736134X

ISBN - 13:9780217361347