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Odyssey, Volume I by Homer - Hardcover - from Ria Christie Collections (SKU: ria9780674995611_new)

Odyssey, Volume I

Odyssey, Volume I by Homer - Hardcover - from Ria Christie Collections (SKU: ria9780674995611_new)
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Odyssey, Volume I

by Homer

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ISBN 10
0674995619
ISBN 13
9780674995611
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Hardback. New. The Iliad and the Odyssey of Homer (eighth century BCE) are the two oldest European epic poems. The latter tells of Odysseus's journey home from the Trojan War and the temptations, delays, and dangers he faced at every turn.

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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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Ria Christie Collections GB (GB)
Seller Inventory #
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Title
Odyssey, Volume I
Author
Homer
Format/binding
Hardback
Book condition
New New
Quantity available
5
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0674995619
ISBN 13
9780674995611
Publisher
Loeb Classical Library
Place of Publication
Cambridge
This edition first published
January 1, 1919

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