The Odyssey

'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' Guardian The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan ...

The Odyssey

The Odyssey

'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' Guardian The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - ship-wrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his bravery and cunning to reach his homeland and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him. E. V. Rieu's translation of The Odyssey was the very first Penguin Classic to be published, and has itself achieved classic status. Translated by E. V. RIEU Revised translation by D. C. H. RIEU With an Introduction by PETER JONES

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The Odyssey
Language: en
Pages: 416
Authors: Homer
Categories: Poetry
Type: BOOK - Published: 2003-01-30 - Publisher: Penguin UK

'The Odyssey is a poem of extraordinary pleasures: it is a salt-caked, storm-tossed, wine-dark treasury of tales, of many twists and turns, like life itself' Guardian The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western
Chapman's Homer
Language: en
Pages: 976
Authors: Homer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2000 - Publisher: Wordsworth Editions

Homer bidding farewell to his wife, Odysseus bound to the mast, Penelope at the loom, Achilles dragging Hector's body round the walls of Troy - scenes from Homer have been portrayed in every generation. Chapman's translations are argued to be two of the liveliest and readable.
The Odyssey of Homer
Language: en
Pages: 400
Authors: Homer
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2007-06-26 - Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics

Presents the story of Odysseus' return from the Trojan War to his homeland in a modern English translation.
The Odyssey
Language: en
Pages: 421
Authors: Homer
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2002 - Publisher: University of Michigan Press

Translated into dactylic hexameter, this edition of the Odyssey recaptures the oral-formulaic experience as never before
Singers, Heroes, and Gods in the Odyssey
Language: en
Pages: 244
Authors: Charles Segal
Categories: Literary Collections
Type: BOOK - Published: 2001 - Publisher: Cornell University Press

One of the special charms of the Odyssey, according to Charles Segal, is the way it transports readers to fascinating places. Yet despite the appeal of its narrative, the Odyssey is fully understood only when its style, design, and mythical patterns are taken into account as well. Bringing a new