The Odyssey (Oxford World's Classics) (Paperback)

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By Homer, Walter Shewring (Translator), G. S. Kirk (Introduction by)
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This prose translation of the The Odyssey is so successful that is has taken its place as on the few really outstanding version of Homer's famous epic poem. It is the story of the return of Odysseus from the siege of Troy to his home in Ithaca, and of the vengeance he takes on the suitors of his wife Penelope. Odysseus' account of his adventures since leaving Troy includes his encounter with the huntress Circe, his visit to the Underworld, and the lure of the Sirens as he sails between Scylla and Charybdis.

About the Series: For over 100 years Oxford World's Classics has made available the broadest spectrum of literature from around the globe. Each affordable volume reflects Oxford's commitment to scholarship, providing the most accurate text plus a wealth of other valuable features, including expert introductions by leading authorities, voluminous notes to clarify the text, up-to-date bibliographies for further study, and much more.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780199536788
ISBN-10: 0199536783
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Publication Date: September 1st, 2008
Pages: 349
Language: English
Series: Oxford World's Classics (Paperback)