The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation

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$17.00  $15.81
Publisher
Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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592
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5.56 X 8.23 X 1.04 inches | 1.0 pounds
Language
English
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Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780374525743
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About the Author

Robert Fitzgerald's versions of the Iliad, the Aeneid, and the Oedipus cycle of Sophocles (with Dudley Fitts) are also classics. At his death, in 1988, he was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard.

Homer is a legendary ancient Greek epic poet, traditionally said to be the creator of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. Homer's works form the groundwork of the Western Canon and are universally praised for their genius. Their formative influence in shaping many key aspects of Greek culture was recognized by the Greeks themselves, who considered him as their instructor.

Reviews

"A masterpiece . . . An Odyssey worthy of the original." --William Arrowsmith, The Nation

"Here there is no anxious straining after mighty effects, but rather a constant readiness for what the occasion demands, a kind of Odyssean adequacy to the task in hand." --Seamus Heaney