The Odyssey

Author(s): Homer

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The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.

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Homer is thought to have lived c.750-700 BC in Ionia and is believed to be the author of the earliest works of Western Literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad. E V Rieu was a celebrated translator from Latin and Greek, and editor of Penguin Classics from 1944-64. His son, D C H Rieu, has revised his work. Peter Jones is former lecturer in Classics at Newcastle. He co-founded the 'Friends of Classics' society and is the editor of their journal and a columnist for The Spectator.

General Fields

  • : 9780140455366
  • : pengui
  • : pengui
  • : 0.316
  • : August 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 25mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Homer
  • : Paperback
  • : Revised edition
  • : 883.01
  • : 416
  • : 1 map