Odyssey | Critical Essay by George Chapman

This literature criticism consists of approximately 24 pages of analysis & critique of Odyssey.
This section contains 2,231 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Howard W. Clarke

Critical Essay by George Chapman

SOURCE: A dedication to the Odyssey, in Chapman's Homer: The "Iliad," the "Odyssey," and the Lesser Homerica, Vol. 2, edited by Allardyce Nicoll, Pantheon Books, 1956, pp. 3-8.

A successful English dramatist and poet, Chapman is chiefly remembered as a scholar and translator of Homer's works. While his merits as a translator are often debated by scholars, his Iliad and Odyssey remain landmarks in Homer studies. In his 1614 dedication of the Odyssey to Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset, Chapman deems Homer "the most wise and most divine Poet."

            TO THE
   MOST WORTHILY HONORED,
MY SINGULAR GOOD LORD, ROBERT,
      EARLE OF SOMERSET,
&#x...

(read more)

This section contains 2,231 words
(approx. 8 pages at 300 words per page)
Buy the Critical Essay by Howard W. Clarke