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 Author :
Homer has contributed to The Odyssey as an author.
Amongst his previous publications are: Homer (Past Masters, OUP, 1980), Homer on Life and Death (OUP, 1980), Virgil (past Masters, OUP, 1986), co-editor with Murray and Boardman of The Oxford History of the Classical World (OUP, 1986), Homer: The Odyssey (CUP, 1987).
G S Kirk has contributed to The Odyssey as a content introducer. Geoffrey Kirk (1921-2003) held the regius chair in Greek at Cambridge University from 1974 to 1982 and was a major figure in the study of the presocratic philosophers and early Greek epic poetry.
|Title:||The Odyssey||Publisher:||Oxford University Press, USA|
|Author:||Homer, Walter Shewring, G S Kirk|
|No. of Pages:||349|
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