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The Odyssey

Author: Homer.; Robert Fagles
Publisher: New York : Viking, ©1996.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
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Genre/Form: Poetry
Epic poetry
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
New York : Viking, ©1996
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer.; Robert Fagles
ISBN: 0670821624 9780670821624 9780140268867 0140268863
OCLC Number: 34583995
Description: x, 541 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction: The spelling and pronunciation of Homeric names --
Maps: Homeric geography : Mainland Greece ; Homeric geography : the Peloponnese ; Homeric geography : the Aegean and Asia Minor --
Inset: Troy and vicinity --
Homer: Odyssey. Athena inspires the prince --
Telemachus sets sail --
King Nestor remembers --
The king and queen of Sparta --
Odysseus--Nymph and shipwreck --
The princess and the stranger --
Phaeacia's halls and gardens --
A day for songs and contests --
In the one-eyed giant's cave --
The bewitching queen of Aeaea --
The kingdom of the dead --
The cattle of the sun --
Ithaca at last --
The loyal swineherd --
The prince sets sail for home --
Father and son --
Stranger at the gates --
The beggar-king of Ithaca --
Penelope and her guest --
Portents gather --
Odysseus strings his bow --
Slaughter in the hall --
The great rooted bed --
Peace --
Notes: Translator's postscript ; Genealogies ; Textual variants fromt he Oxford classical text ; Notes on the translation --
Pronouncing glossary.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: Homer ; translated by Robert Fagles ; introduction and notes by Bernard Knox.
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Deals with literature's grandest evocation of life's journey, at once an ageless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. This title presents you with the author's best-loved poem,  Read more...
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Robert Fagles is the best living translator of ancient Greek drama, lyric poetry, and epic into modern English. (Garry Wills, "The New Yorker") Mr. Fagles has been remarkably successful in finding a Read more...

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