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The Odyssey
Title:The Odyssey
Format Type:eBook PDF / e-Pub
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ISBN:0374525749
Number of Pages:515

Epic book online Books by: Homer, Robert Fitzgerald, D.S. Carne-Ross i Librarian s Note an alternate cover edition for this ISBN can be found a href https www goodreads com book show the odyssey rel nofollow here a i br br The Odyssey is a classical epic poem about the events following the fall of Troy and the end of the Trojan War which is generally thought to have been written at the end of the th century BC The story centers on Odysseus and his ten year journey to reach his home of Ithaca following the Trojan War Odysseus s death is assumed during this long absence and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of suitors the Proci who compete for Penelope s hand in marriage Generally attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer The Odyssey is a sequel to The Iliad and is considered one of the most important works of classical antiquity Presented here in this edition is the prose translation of Samuel Butler br br Robert Fitzgerald s is the best and best loved modern translation of i The Odyssey i and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English Fitzgerald s supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War Homer s tale of love adventure food and drink sensual pleasure and mortal danger reaches the English language reader in all its glory br br The classicist D S Carne Ross explains the many aspects of the poem in his introduction written especially for this edition which also features a map a glossary of names and places as well as Fitzgerald s own postcript br br Since more than two million copies of this i Odyssey i have been sold and it has been the standard translation for three generations of students and poets This edition deepens our understanding and enjoyment of the greatest of all epic poems

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