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The Odyssey

By: Homer Wilson, Emily (University of Pennsylvania)(Translated by)

0393089053 / 9780393089059
Laminated
883.01
07/11/2017
Stock expected by 08/06/2020
24 cm 656 pages : maps
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Quiz No: 212043, Points 24.00, Book Level 10.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More
Translated from the Ancient Greek.

The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty and power; about marriage, family and identity; and about travellers, hospitality and the changing meanings of home in a strange world. This vivid new translation-the first by a woman-matches the number of lines in the Greek original, striding at Homer's sprightly pace.

Emily Wilson employs elemental, resonant language and an iambic pentameter to produce a translation with an enchanting "rhythm and rumble" that avoids proclaiming its own grandeur.

An engrossing tale told in a compelling new voice that allows contemporary readers to luxuriate in Homer's descriptions and similes and to thrill at the tension and excitement of its hero's adventures, Wilson recaptures what is "epic" about this wellspring of world literature.

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