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The Odyssey;

Author: Homer.; Albert Cook
Publisher: New York, Norton [1967]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : [1st ed.]View all editions and formats
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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer, along with the Illiad, and is one of the most widely popular anicent texts for reading. Composed around 8th century B.C., it is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the first surviving work of Western literature. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Translations
Translations into English
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Albert Cook
ISBN: 0393007448 9780393007442
OCLC Number: 1373919
Description: xi, 340 pages 22 cm
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: a new verse translation by Albert Cook.

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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer, along with the Illiad, and is one of the most widely popular anicent texts for reading. Composed around 8th century B.C., it is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the first surviving work of Western literature. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.

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