Journals Higher Education

The Making of the Odyssey

The late M. L. West, OM

  • Provides an illuminating guide to the construction and content of the Odyssey
  • Features an analytical reading of the epic poem from beginning to end
  • Examines the traditions behind the poem, such as the figure of Odysseus and his eventual association with the Trojan War
  • Places the Odyssey in its late seventh-century context
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