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The Odyssey (the Samuel Butcher and Andrew Lang Prose Translation)

The Odyssey (the Samuel Butcher and Andrew Lang Prose Translation)( )
Author: Homer,
Translator: Butcher, Samuel
Lang, Andrew
ISBN:978-1-4209-2242-4
Publication Date:Jan 2005
Publisher:Digireads.com Publishing
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $8.95
Book Description:

Odyssey which in Greek literally means "the tale of Odysseus," has becomes synonymous with a great journey. "The Odyssey" follows Homer's "The Iliad" where we find all the surviving warriors of the great Trojan War have returned home except for Odysseus, who has been detained by the nymph Calypso for her sexual pleasure. Odysseus however wishes to return to his family and loved ones who await his return at home. The Gods send the fleet-footed Hermes to order Calypso to free him and in...
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Book Details
Pages:208
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / Epic
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.48 Inches
Book Weight:0.69 Pounds
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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