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Published: 22 April 2018

384 Pages | 1 black & white map

7.7 x 5.1 inches

ISBN: 9780198736479

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The Odyssey

Anthony Verity and William Allan

Oxford World's Classics

  • A major new translation of Homer's great epic poem that encapsulates the power of cunning over strength, the pitfalls of temptation, and the importance of home
  • Anthony Verity's rendering transmits the directness, power, and dignity of Homer's poetry in an elegant and accurate translation that respects the original line numbers
  • William Allan, an authority in classical Greek tragedy and epic, offers a full introduction that guides the reader in understanding the composition of the poem, the major themes of the narrative, and situates the poem in its original cultural context
  • The line-by-line format of the translation is invaluable for those wishing to coordinate it with the Greek text or references in secondary literature
  • Extensive notes offer book-by-book summaries and elucidate difficult words and passages