The Odyssey

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This excellent prose translation of Homer's epic poem of the 9th century BC recounts one of Western civilization's most glorious tales, a treasury of Greek folklore and myth that maintains an ageless appeal for modern readers. A cornerstone of Western literature, The Odyssey narrates the path of a fascinatingly complex hero through a world of wonders and danger-filled adventure. After ten bloody years of fighting in the Trojan War, the intrepid Odysseus heads homeward, little imagining that it will take another ten years of desperate struggle to reclaim his kingdom and family. The wily hero circumvents the wrath of the sea god Poseidon and triumphs over an incredible array of obstacles, assisted by his patron goddess Athene and his own prodigious guile. From a literal descent into Hell to interrogate a dead prophet to a sojourn in the earthly paradise of the Lotus-eaters, the gripping narrative traverses the mythological world of ancient Greece to introduce an unforgettable cast of characters: one-eyed giants known as Cyclopses, the enchantress Circe, cannibals, sirens, the twin perils of Scylla and Charybdis, and a fantastic assortment of other creatures. Remarkably modern in its skillful use of flashbacks and parallel line of action, Homer's monumental work is now available in this inexpensive, high-quality edition sure to be prized by students, teachers, and all who love the great myths and legends of the ancient world. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.
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auth_author2 Butler, Samuel, 1835-1902., Cullen, Patrick., Dietz, Norman,, Fitzgerald, Robert, 1910-1985,, Griffin, Gordon,, Jacobi, Derek., Johnston, Ian C., 1938-, Lawrence, T. E. 1888-1935,, Lesser, Anton., Mandelbaum, Allen, 1926-2011., Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933,, Palmer, George Herbert, 1842-1933., Prebble, Simon., Stevens, Dan, 1982-
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author2-role Butler, Samuel,1835-1902., Cullen, Patrick.|Narrator, Dietz, Norman,narrator., Findaway World, LLC., Fitzgerald, Robert,1910-1985,translator., Griffin, Gordon,narrator., Jacobi, Derek., Johnston, Ian C.,1938-, Lawrence, T. E.1888-1935,translator., Lesser, Anton.|Narrator, Mandelbaum, Allen,1926-2011., Palmer, George Herbert,1842-1933,translator., Palmer, George Herbert,1842-1933., Playaway Digital Audio., Prebble, Simon.|Narrator, Sound Room Publishers, Inc., Stevens, Dan,1982-narrator., Tantor Media., hoopla digital.
author_additional Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox., Homer ; translator, T.E. Lawrence., Homer.
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series Dover thrift editions, Epic Story, HighBridge classics, Unabridged classics, Word Cloud Classics
series2 Dover thrift editions., HighBridge classics, Unabridged classics
series_with_volume Dover thrift editions, Epic Story, HighBridge classics, Unabridged classics
subject_facet Audiobooks, Classics, Electronic books, Epic poetry, Epic poetry, Classical, Epic poetry, Greek, Epic poetry, Greek -- Translations into English, Odysseus (Greek mythology) -- Poetry, Odysseus, -- King of Ithaca (Mythological character) -- Poetry
target_audience Adult
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title The Odyssey
title_alt Odyssey.
title_display The Odyssey
title_full Odyssey [electronic resource], The Odyssey, The Odyssey / Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox, The Odyssey [electronic resource], The Odyssey [electronic resource] / Homer ; translator, T.E. Lawrence, The Odyssey [electronic resource]Homer, The odyssey [electronic resource] / Homer, The odyssey [electronic resource]Homer
title_short The Odyssey
title_sort odyssey
title_sub
topic Classics, Electronic books, Epic poetry, Classical, Epic poetry, Greek, Epic poetry, Greek Translations into English, Fiction, Odysseus (Greek mythology) Poetry, Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character) Poetry, Poetry
topic_facet Classics, Electronic books, Epic poetry, Classical, Epic poetry, Greek, Fiction, Odysseus, Odysseus (Greek mythology), Poetry, Translations into English
translation Ancient Greek, English