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The Odyssey

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Published by Penguin Books in London, England, New York, N.Y .
Written in English.

About the Book

The Odyssey (/ˈɒdəsi/; Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odýsseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest. Scholars believe it was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. - Wikipedia

When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece. Now one of the great translators of our time presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved poem, recounting Odysseus' wanderings after the Trojan War. With wit and wile, the "man of twists and turns" meets the challenges of gods and monsters, only to return after twenty years to a home besieged by his wife's suitors. In the myths and legends retold in this immortal poem, Fagles has captured the energy of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom. This is an Odyssey to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. - Container.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references (p. [li]-lii) and index.

Series
Penguin classics

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
883/.01
Library of Congress
PA4025.A5 R5 1991

The Physical Object

Pagination
lii, 394 p. :
Number of pages
394

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL1336663M
Internet Archive
odyssey00home_5
ISBN 10
0140445560
LC Control Number
92220061
Library Thing
1526
Goodreads
101507
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