9780486406541

The Odyssey

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  • ISBN13:

    9780486406541

  • ISBN10:

    0486406547

  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1998-12-23
  • Publisher: Dover Publications

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Summary

The most popular epic of Western culture springs to life in Allen Mandelbaum's magnificent translation. Homer's masterpiece tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War?a journey of ten years and countless thrilling adventures. Rich in Greek folklore and myth, featuring gods and goddesses, monsters and sorceresses, "The Odyssey" has enchanted listeners around the world for thousands of years. Mandelbaum's robust, romantic, lyrical translation has an openness and immediacy unsurpassed by any other. Read aloud, it is a wonderful way to experience this enduring classic.

Table of Contents

Introductionp. xiii
Note on the Textp. lxiv
Odyssey 1p. 1
Odyssey 2p. 15
Odyssey 3p. 28
Odyssey 4p. 44
Odyssey 5p. 70
Odyssey 6p. 85
Odyssey 7p. 95
Odyssey 8p. 106
Odyssey 9p. 125
Odyssey 10p. 141
Odyssey 11p. 158
Odyssey 12p. 178
Odyssey 13p. 192
Odyssey 14p. 206
Odyssey 15p. 222
Odyssey 16p. 240
Odyssey 17p. 256
Odyssey 18p. 276
Odyssey 19p. 290
Odyssey 20p. 309
Odyssey 21p. 322
Odyssey 22p. 336
Odyssey 23p. 353
Odyssey 24p. 365
Translator's Postscriptp. 382
Glossary of Namesp. 385
Index of Speechesp. 403
Suggestions for Further Readingp. 412
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