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The Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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.

Homer's epic in which Greek hero Odysseus makes his long and treacherous journey home after the Trojan War, while his son Telemachos and wife Penelope are forced to scheme to protect his throne until his return.

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Genre/Form: Epic poetry
Translations
Poetry
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Homer.
Odyssey.
New York : Penguin Books, 2006
(OCoLC)607832113
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles; Bernard Knox
ISBN: 0143039954 9780143039952
OCLC Number: 76786690
Notes: Originally published as hbk.: New York : Viking, ©1996.
Description: 541 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 20 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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