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The Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Penguin, 1997/1996. ©1996
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Translated by Robert Fagles, and with an introduction and notes by Bernard Knox, the team who collaborated on the award-winning edition of Homer's The Iliad, The Odyssey is Homer's classic account of the great wanderings of Odysseus.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
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Translations into English
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles
ISBN: 0140268863 9780140268867
OCLC Number: 39216721
Language Note: Translated from the ancient Greek.
Notes: First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin a division of Penguin Books USA Inc.1996.
Description: 541 pages : illustrations, maps ; 36 cm
Contents: Introduction: Spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps: Homeric geography : Mainland Greece --
Peloponnese --
Aegean and Asia Minor --
Inset: Troy and vicinity --
Homer: Odyssey : Athena inspires the prince --
Telemachus sets sail --
King Nestor remembers --
King and queen of Sparta --
Odysseus- Nymph and shipwreck --
Princess and the stranger --
Phaeacia's halls and gardens --
Day for songs and contests --
In the one-eyed giant's cave --
Bewitching queen of Aeaea --
Kingdom of the dead --
Cattle of the sun --
Ithaca at last --
Loyal swineherd --
Prince sets sail for home --
Father and son --
Stranger at the gates --
Beggar-king of Ithaca --
Penelope and her guest --
Portents gather --
Odysseus strings his bow --
Slaughter in the hall --
Great rooted bed --
Peace.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.

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A translation that presents Homer's poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War.  Read more...

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"[Robert Fitzgerald's translation is] a masterpiece . . . An "Odyssey" worthy of the original." -"The Nation" "[Fitzgerald's" Odyssey" and "Iliad"] open up once more the unique greatness of Homer's Read more...

 
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