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The Odyssey

The Odyssey( )
Author: Homer,
Translator: Butler, Samuel
ISBN:978-1-985580-58-9
Publication Date:Feb 2018
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $10.80
Book Description:

LARGE PRINT EDITION! This book 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 8th 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...
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Book Details
Pages:444
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / Ancient & Classical
Poetry / Epic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):7 x 10 x 1 Inches
Book Weight:2.1 Pounds
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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