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Odyssey by Homer
Book Description"The Odyssey" is one of the earliest works of European literature, second only to "The Iliad". These two great epic poems, the astonishing first fruits of Greek civilisation, have together determined much of the course of Western literary culture and imagination. "The Odyssey" tells of the long and painful return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaka, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachos. Even after he finally returns, there are enemies to be fought in his house. The action of the poem covers a huge canvas, ranging widely over time and place, exploring the known and the unknown worlds, involving magic and monsters, gods and ghosts, dangers defied: throughout there runs a strong and eloquent insistence on the humanity of man and the ultimate triumph of good over evil. This new translation by Martin Hammond complements his translation of "The Iliad". It aims to capture as closely as possible both the simplicity and the intensity of Homer's epic.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780715629581
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Homer
Odyssey, Hardback (October 2016)
The Odyssey reveals a universal order where gods intercede in the destinies of men, heroes are both deceitful and brave and a sea voyage becomes a test of human ingenuity and endurance. Following the fall of Troy, Odysseus sets sail for home.
Iliad, Paperback (April 2016)
Dealing with western literature, this poem of great warriors trapped between their own heroic pride and the arbitrary, often vicious decisions of fate and the gods. It captures the Iliad in all its surging thunder for a new generation of readers.
Circe and the Cyclops, Paperback (February 2015)View all books by Homer
Takes us from a balloon ride over Victorian London to a garden of blossom in Japan, from Tierra del Fuego to 16th-century California and the Russian steppe. This title features stories lyrical and savage; poems epic and intimate; essays satirical and inspirational; and ideas that have shaped the lives of millions.
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Author Biography - Homer
Homer is the author of the" Iliad" and the "Odyssey," and is revered as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics representthe beginning of the Western canon, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.Martin Hammond was Head of Classics and Master in College at Eton College. He was also Headmster of City of London School, andTonbridge School, Kent. His acclaimed translation of the "Iliad" was published by Penguin Classics.Jasper Griffin is Professor of Classical Literature at Oxford.
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