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The Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
Publisher: New York : Viking, [1996]. ©1996.
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A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Homer.
Odyssey.
New York : Viking, c1996
(OCoLC)646895345
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
ISBN: 0670821624 9780670821624 9780143039952 0143039954 0780776615 9780780776616 0140268863 9780140268867
OCLC Number: 34583995
Description: x, 541 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: The spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps: Homeric geography : Mainland Greece ; Homeric geography : the Peloponnese ; Homeric geography : the Aegean and Asia Minor --
Inset: Troy and vicinity --
Homer: Odyssey. Athena inspires the prince --
Telemachus sets sail --
King Nestor remembers --
The king and queen of Sparta --
Odysseus--Nymph and shipwreck --
The princess and the stranger --
Phaeacia's halls and gardens --
A day for songs and contests --
In the one-eyed giant's cave --
The bewitching queen of Aeaea --
The kingdom of the dead --
The cattle of the sun --
Ithaca at last --
The loyal swineherd --
The prince sets sail for home --
Father and son --
Stranger at the gates --
The beggar-king of Ithaca --
Penelope and her guest --
Portents gather --
Odysseus strings his bow --
Slaughter in the hall --
The great rooted bed --
Peace --
Notes: Translator's postscript ; Genealogies ; Textual variants fromt he Oxford classical text ; Notes on the translation --
Pronouncing glossary.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

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Deals with literature's grandest evocation of life's journey, at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. This title presents you with the author's best-loved poem,  Read more...

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Wonderfully readable... Just the right blend of roughness and sophistication. (Ted Hughes)Robert Fagles is the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern Read more...

 
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