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Odyssey of Homer : A New Verse Translation (Reprint) (Paperback)

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Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War has inspired writers from Virgil to James Joyce. Odysseus survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens' song and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal wife, Penelope. Favorite of the gods, Odysseus embodies the energy, intellect, and resourcefulness that were of highest value to the ancients and that remain ideals in out time.In this new verse translation, Allen Mandelbaum--celebrated poet and translator of Virgil'sAeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy --realizes the power and beauty of the original Greek verse and demonstrates why the epic tale ofThe Odyssey has captured the human imagination for nearly three thousand years.
Homer's epic chronicle of the Greek hero  Odysseus' journey home from the Trojan War has inspired  writers from Virgil to James Joyce. Odysseus  survives storm and shipwreck, the cave of the Cyclops  and the isle of Circe, the lure of the Sirens' song  and a trip to the Underworld, only to find his  most difficult challenge at home, where treacherous  suitors seek to steal his kingdom and his loyal  wife, Penelope. Favorite of the gods, Odysseus  embodies the energy, intellect, and resourcefulness  that were of highest value to the ancients and that  remain ideals in out time.

In this  new verse translation, Allen  Mandelbaum--celebrated poet and translator of Virgil's  Aeneid and Dante's Divine Comedy  --realizes the power and beauty of the original  Greek verse and demonstrates why the epic tale of  The Odyssey has captured the human  imagination for nearly three thousand  years.
Edition: Reprint
Number of Pages: 536
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Classics
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bantam Classic & Loveswept
Author: Homer
Language: English
Street Date: October 1, 1994
TCIN: 11821569
UPC: 9780553213997
Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-1836
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