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The most eloquent translation of Homer's Odyssey into modern English.

Topics: Ancient Greece, Greek Mythology, Trojan War, Journeys, Maritime, Heroes, Poetry, Adventurous, Lyrical, Poetry, Translated, Ancient Times, Greece, Epic, and Modernism

Published: HarperCollins on Mar 17, 2009
ISBN: 9780061760204
List price: $5.99
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I have read several versions of The Odyssey ranging from ones designed for collegiate readers to ones designed for early readers, and frankly I like them all. I have long been a fan of this particular story for all its colorful characters and life lessons. I think that the parallel story lines of Odysseus, Telemachus, and Penelope offer a variety of perspectives for any reader.read more
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I'm glad that my library had this as an audiobook - I think it made me like the tale much more. Had I read it in paper the style would just make me bored and quit but the story fit well in an audio format.

The writing style was mediocre and much repetitions to make the reader remember that it was Athena in a different shape etcetera. I wouldn't have liked this style at all in paper form. But it's heart-warming, thinking that someone back in the ancient days wrote this, that the humans had the same reactions and feelings back then. And the story in itself is a good adventure tale.read more
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What can one say about the Odyssey, a foundational work of Western literature. Excellent, readable translation.read more
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I have read several versions of The Odyssey ranging from ones designed for collegiate readers to ones designed for early readers, and frankly I like them all. I have long been a fan of this particular story for all its colorful characters and life lessons. I think that the parallel story lines of Odysseus, Telemachus, and Penelope offer a variety of perspectives for any reader.
Is this review helpful? Yes | NoThank you for your feedback.
I'm glad that my library had this as an audiobook - I think it made me like the tale much more. Had I read it in paper the style would just make me bored and quit but the story fit well in an audio format.

The writing style was mediocre and much repetitions to make the reader remember that it was Athena in a different shape etcetera. I wouldn't have liked this style at all in paper form. But it's heart-warming, thinking that someone back in the ancient days wrote this, that the humans had the same reactions and feelings back then. And the story in itself is a good adventure tale.
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What can one say about the Odyssey, a foundational work of Western literature. Excellent, readable translation.
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I've read this classic a number of times. Most "recently" was for Mythology and Parageography at university. I always enjoy mythology, and I'm not a great judge of translations or anything, but I do better reading this outloud to myself.

I love Odysseus and his travels. I should read it more often.
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Can't go wrong with the Odyssey. I've probably read this ten times by now, it never gets old and I always find new things I missed before.
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This is a classic epic poem. Give it a chance!
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