The Odyssey

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Price
$39.95  $36.75
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
592
Dimensions
6.5 X 9.3 X 1.6 inches | 2.1 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780393089059
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About the Author

Two epic poems are attributed to Homer, the Iliad and the Odyssey. They are composed in a literary type of Greek, Ionic in basis with Aeolic admixtures. Ranked among the great works of Western literature, these two poems together constitute the prototype for all subsequent Western epic poetry. Modern scholars are generally agreed that there was a poet named Homer who lived before 700 B.C., probably in Asia Minor.
Celia Oliva was born in Northern California where she still currently resides with her husband, two kids, and three dogs. She is a stay-at-home mother and a full-time student that loves living the fandom life. Emily Wilson was born and raised in Ohio and currently resides in her hometown with her daughter and three rescue dogs, Hera, Diesel, and Frankie.

Reviews

A masterpiece of translation--fluent, elegant, vigorous.--Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge
A staggeringly superior translation--true, poetic, lively and readable, and always closely engaged with the original Greek--that brings to life the fascinating variety of voices in Homer's great epic.--Richard F. Thomas, Harvard University
As the first English translation of this ancient tale by a woman, this lively, fast-paced retelling of Homer's epic is long overdue. Much as Homer did in his time, Wilson whisks the audience into a realm both familiar and fantastical. The world of Odysseus and his adventures take shape before the reader's eyes, luminescent once more, in this engaging new translation.--Justine McConnell, King's College, London, author of Black Odysseys
Irresistibly readable...turns Homeric epic into a poetic feast.--Froma Zeitlin, Princeton University
A remarkable new translation. Poised and unadulterated--a feast for the senses.--Daisy Dunn, author of Catullus' Bedspread