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The Odyssey

The Odyssey( )
Author: Homer,
Series title:Signature Editions Ser.
ISBN:978-1-4351-7175-6
Publication Date:Sep 2022
Publisher:Sterling Publishing Co., Inc.
Imprint:Union Square Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $12.99
Book Description:

This ancient epic poem tells the story of Odysseus and his eventful voyage home after the Trojan War. This edition uses Alexander Pope's classic 1726 translation which perfectly captures the lyricism of this epic poem. Featured alongside the text are wonderful illustrations derived from John Flaxman's neoclassical designs, as well as a useful introduction and commentary by George Davidson which allows you to easily follow the...
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Book Details
Pages:320
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / Fairy Tales, Folk Tales, Legends & Mythology
Fiction / Classics
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.187 x 7.917 Inches
Author Biography
Homer (Author)
Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable.

The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts the subsequent return of the Greek hero Odysseus after the defeat of the Trojans. On his return trip, Odysseus braves such terrors as the Cyclops, a one-eyed monster; the Sirens, beautiful temptresses; and Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly rock and whirlpool. Waiting for him at home is his wife who has remained faithful during his years in the war. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey have had numerous adaptations, including several film versions of each.

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