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Odyssey
By Homer

The Odyssey

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Translated by Martin Hammond See other recent books by Martin Hammond
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Odyssey by Homer

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"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 Details

ISBN: 9780715629581
ISBN-10: 0715629581
Format: Paperback
(216mm x 140mm x 17mm)
Pages: 320
Imprint: Gerald Duckworth & Co Ltd
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Publish Date: 24-Feb-2000
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Odyssey by Homer Odyssey, Hardback (October 2016)

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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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