The Odyssey - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)
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The Odyssey - Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)

(author), (translator), (author of introduction)
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Paperback 384 Pages / Published: 22/02/2018
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'Tell me, Muse, of the man of many turns, who was driven far and wide after he had sacked the sacred city of Troy' Twenty years after setting out to fight in the Trojan War, Odysseus is yet to return home to Ithaca. His household is in disarray: a horde of over 100 disorderly and arrogant suitors are vying to claim Odysseus' wife Penelope, and his young son Telemachus is powerless to stop them. Meanwhile, Odysseus is driven beyond the limits of the known world, encountering countless divine and earthly challenges. But Odysseus is 'of many wiles' and his cunning and bravery eventually lead him home, to reclaim both his family and his kingdom. The Odyssey rivals the Iliad as the greatest poem of Western culture and is perhaps the most influential text of classical literature. This elegant and compelling new translation is accompanied by a full introduction and notes that guide the reader in understanding the poem and the many different contexts in which it was performed and read.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780198736479
Number of pages: 384
Weight: 264 g
Dimensions: 196 x 129 x 17 mm


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Verity offers an excellent, clear, traditionally literal but avowedly non-poetic [translation]. * Colin Burrow, London Review of Books *
Undoubtedly a leader in its genre... It is a distinguished addition to the Oxford 'World's Classics' series. * Roger Barnes, Classics for All *

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