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The Odyssey of Homer

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Published by Harper Perennial Modern Classics .
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.

First Sentence

Tell me, Muse, of the man of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he had sacked Troy's sacred citadel.

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7285078M
Internet Archive
odysseyofhomer00home_0
ISBN 10
0060931957
ISBN 13
9780060931957
OCLC/WorldCat
45056316
Library Thing
1526
Goodreads
1383
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