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The Odyssey

Translated by Robert Fitzgerald
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Cover TextPenelope has been waiting for her husband Odysseus to return from Troy for many years. Will he overcome the hideous monsters, beautiful witches and treacherous seas that confront him? This rich and beautiful adventure story is one of the most influential works of literature in the world.
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ISBN/GTIN978-0-09-951168-7
Product TypeBook
BindingPaperback
FormatB-format paperback
Publishing year2007
Publishing date01/07/2007
Pages480 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 130 mm, Height 201 mm, Thickness 47 mm
Weight340 g
Article no.4536631
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PrefaceThe best poetic version of The Odyssey to have appeared this century - Hugh Lloyd-Jones

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Homer is a much-debated figure traditionally considered to have composed the two great oral poems The Odyssey and The Iliad in eighth or seventh-century-BC Greece.
Robert Fitzgerald was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory Emeritus at Harvard University.He was a member of the National Academy of Arts and Sciences and a Chancellor of the Academy of American Poets.He published four volumes of his own verse during his lifetime.His translations of The Odyssey and The Iliad, and of Virgil's Aeniad, won him many honours and are universally acknowledged to be among the finest of their kind this century. He died in 1985.