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The Odyssey

The Odyssey( )
Author: Homer,
Fitzgerald, Robert
Illustrator: Schuman, Jackie
Series title:Vintage Bks.
ISBN:978-0-679-72813-9
Publication Date:Jun 1990
Publisher:Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
Imprint:Vintage
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $19.95
Book Description:

Translated by Robert Fitzgerald, this is the most acclaimed translation of THE ODYSSEY of our time.

Book Details
Pages:528
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / Epic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):13 x 20 cm
Book Weight:0.477 Kilograms
Author Biography
Homer (Author)
Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable.

The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts the subsequent return of the Greek hero Odysseus after the defeat of the Trojans. On his return trip, Odysseus braves such terrors as the Cyclops, a one-eyed monster; the Sirens, beautiful temptresses; and Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly rock and whirlpool. Waiting for him at home is his wife who has remained faithful during his years in the war. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey have had numerous adaptations, including several film versions of each.

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