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Ralph Hardy

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog

Argos: The Story of Odysseus as Told by His Loyal Dog by Ralph Hardy is a novel aimed at primary school children (8-12). It retells the story of Homer’s The Odyssey through the eyes of Argos – a loyal dog, bred from both wolf and bear (p. 4). Argos follows his master’s trail by asking the birds and other animals if they have heard news of him. He sends out the seagulls to search for information about Odysseus, and soon learns that he was sailing toward the island of Ithaka (p. (...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: United States of America


Witold Makowiecki, Artur Łoboś

Diossos

Based on: Katarzyna Marciniak, Elżbieta Olechowska, Joanna Kłos, Michał Kucharski (eds.), Polish Literature for Children & Young Adults Inspired by Classical Antiquity: A Catalogue, Faculty of “Artes Liberales”, Warsaw: University of Warsaw, 2013, 444 pp., online: http://omc.obta.al.uw.edu.pl/omc_catalogue.Ancient Corinth, Miletus and other cities upon Aegean Sea during the reign of Polycrates, tyrant of Samos (6th century b.c.). Diossos, a boy from a very poor family, tries to e(...)

literary

YEAR: 1950

COUNTRY: Poland


Adèle Geras

Ithaka

Just as her novel Troy imagines new stories playing out within the final days of the Trojan War, in this text Geras locates her tale on Ithaca during the long years of Odysseus’ absence.  The story centres on the teenager Klymene, granddaughter of the old nurse Eurycleia. Orphaned as a baby, she and her twin brother Ikarios have grown up in the royal palace alongside Telemachus. The trio have always been friends, but Klymene is beginning to have other feelings for the Prince. Tel(...)

literary

YEAR: 2005

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Manuela Adreani

Odyssey [Odissea]

The book is based on the plot of the original Homeric epic – it is the story of Odysseus, who after the fall of Troy wanders the seas trying to come back to his home island of Ithaca. At the same time on Ithaca, Odysseus’ son Telemachus and his wife – Penelope, are struggling with the suitors who attempt to force the Queen into re-marriage. Telemachus decides to leave Ithaca to find some news about his father. Odissea in the adaptation of Giorgio Ferrero, presents the same thre(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: Italy


Kalliope Kyrdi, Evi Pini

Short Museum Guides [Μικροί Οδηγοί Μουσείων (Mikroí Odīgoí Mouseíon)] (Series): Argos Tells Stories from the Mycenaean Period in the National Archaeological Museum [Ο Άργος αφηγείται ιστορίες από τη μυκυναϊκή εποχή στο Εθνικό Αρχαιολογικό Μουσείο (O Árgos afīgeítai istoríes apó tī mykynaïkī epochī sto Ethnikó Archaiologikó Mouseío)]

The book is a guide to the Mycenaean antiquities in the National Archaeological Museum in Athens. The first page offers background information about a museum visit for parents and teachers. From page 4 onwards, the guide to the Mycenaean past begins with defining the temporal and geographical context. Readers are presented with a general narrative about the Achaeans arriving in mainland Greece. At first, the Achaeans practiced agriculture and animal husbandry, before becoming richer through(...)

literary

YEAR: 2008

COUNTRY: Greece


Nicola Bernardelli , Jean-Luc Langlais

Ulysses according to Homer [Ulysse d’après l’œuvre d’Homère]

This book may provide the first approach to The Odyssey of Homer. The classical text, simply and entertainingly retold, is supported by illustrations that vividly depict various ancient characters, particularly ancient monsters. Although the story is written in prose and utterly devoid of Homer’s poetics or certain secondary storylines, it retells the plot close to the original text. The simplicity of the narration, fidelity to the Greek source and colorful illustrations should attract you(...)

literary

YEAR: 2016

COUNTRY: France


Christof Wolf

We are looking for humans – real humans! Socrates and Diogenes in Munich

One day, two philosophers, Socrates and Diogenes, the main “provocateurs” of Antiquity, find themselves together in modern Munich. With a lamp in broad daylight, they both head to look for real humans in the company of the dog Argos. Although two thousand years have passed, they become an object of mockery by citizens, just like in ancient Athens. After they reach the Munich School of Philosophy on Kaulbach Street, the philosophers meet a girl student reading Plato’s works in i(...)

audiovisual

YEAR: 2014

COUNTRY: Germany