Antique 1800s The Odyssey of Homer Translated from Greek by George H Palmer
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Dimensions 6.75" X 4.5" X 1" inches / Weight 354 grams / All measurements are approximate / Old used book with pencil and ink notes and lot of wear and age
Thomas Appleby draw a very personal dedicatory ("sacred to the memory, I feel for you poor boy") to his own brother named Harry B Appleby who passed away with 20 years old and was a resident of 309 Stone Street in Saginaw, Michigan. The book was used by Thomas while in Arthur Hill High School. The pencil notes show a young teenager struggling with certain trauma due a family incident. I find the notes quite interesting and emotionally compelling to me.
George Herbert Palmer (March 9, 1842 to May 7, 1933) was an American scholar and author. He was a graduate, and then professor at Harvard University. He is also known for his published works, like the translation of The Odyssey (1884) and others about education and ethics, such as The New Education (1887) and The Glory of the Imperfect (1898). In 1870, Palmer became an instructor of the Greek language. When someone commented that Palmer taught Greek, he said "You are mistaken. I do not teach Greek. I teach boys. Greek is what I start with". Between 1872 and 1876, Palmer curated the "Gray Engravings ," a collection of engravings bequeathed to Harvard College by Francis Calley Gray. Among his books are the translation of The Odyssey (1884), The New Education (1887), The Glory of the Imperfect (1898), Self-Cultivation in English (1897).
He said about ethics, "Right conduct consists in following one's conscience and doing one's duty for the sake of right and not for any ulterior purpose". He wished to, "burn the pictures of heaven and quench the fires of hell that men might do right for the sake of the right." It was stated in The Harvard Crimson that he was instrumental in the development of the character of the Philosophy department at Harvard, through his teaching methods and written works. He was particularly interested in classical literature and philosophy.
The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon; it is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature, while the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths), king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed Odysseus has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage. The Odyssey continues to be read in the Homeric Greek and translated into modern languages around the world. The Odyssey is regarded as one of the most important foundational works of western literature. It is widely regarded by western literary critics as a timeless classic