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The Odyssey: Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library, No 105) by Homer - Hardcover - 1919 - from TRITON_AIAS (SKU: 1000000000000019)

The Odyssey: Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library, No 105)

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The Odyssey: Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library, No 105)

by Homer

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0674995627
ISBN 13
9780674995628
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  Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning new modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey , which Jasper Griffin in The New York Times Review of Books hails as "a distinguished achievement." If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces, during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War, is at once the timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.        

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Bookseller
TRITON_AIAS BE (BE)
Bookseller Inventory #
1000000000000019
Title
The Odyssey: Books 13-24 (Loeb Classical Library, No 105)
Author
Homer
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good+
Jacket condition
Very Good+
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674995627
ISBN 13
9780674995628
Publisher
Harvard University Press; Subsequent edition (January 1, 1919)
Place of Publication
Cambridge
Date published
1919
Keywords
Loeb , Odyssey, Homer
Size
4.2 x 1.1 x 6.4 inches
Synopsis
Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of the resplendent epic tale of Odysseus's long journey home from the Trojan War and the legendary temptations, delays, and perils he faced at every turn. Homer's classic poem features Odysseus's encounters with the beautiful nymph Calypso; the queenly but wily Circe; the Lotus-eaters, who fed his men their memory-stealing drug; the man-eating, one-eyed Cyclops; the Laestrygonian giants; the souls of the dead in Hades; the beguiling Sirens; the treacherous Scylla and Charybdis. Here, too, is the hero's faithful wife, Penelope, weaving a shroud by day and unraveling it by night, in order to thwart the numerous suitors attempting to take Odysseus's place. The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the Odyssey and Iliad. These texts have long stood in the Loeb Classical Library with a faithful and literate prose translation by A. T. Murray. George Dimock now brings the Loeb's Odyssey up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is worded for today's readers. The two-volume edition includes a new introduction, notes, and index.

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