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Published: 15 January 2019

320 Pages | 3 maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780198824206

Bookseller Code (06)

Homer, Odyssey I

Edited with an Introduction, Translation, Commentary, and Glossary

Simon Pulleyn

  • The first full-length line-by-line commentary on Odyssey I in English since the 1980s, bringing the latest scholarship to bear on philological and linguistic issues
  • Provides both a revised Greek text and facing English translation designed to reproduce as far as possible the word order and sound effects of the Greek original
  • An accessible Introduction illuminatingly situates the work in its historical, cultural, and literary context and includes suggestions for further reading
  • Assists readers coming to the text for the first time with a full vocabulary giving meanings matching the precise sense of usage in Odyssey I and a Glossary of Technical Terms
  • Includes three maps, fully updated to refer to the new Bittlestone hypothesis on the position of Ithaca
  • Offers a comprehensive approach to Odyssey I that will be of use both to students new to the text and to advanced scholars