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Published: 01 January 2017

448 Pages | 1 black & white map

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199669103

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The Odyssey

Translated by Anthony Verity and Introduction by William Allan

Oxford World's Classics Hardback Collection

  • A new translation of Homer's great epic poem by scholar Anthony Verity
  • 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 line-by-line format of the translation is invaluable for those wishing to coordinate it with the Greek text
  • Extensive notes offer book-by-book summaries and elucidate difficult words and passages.
  • The bibliography offers a succinct guide to further scholarship in English; a full index of names enables the reader to trace particular characters through the text; map showing the known Greek world traversed by Odysseus between Troy and Ithaca.

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