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The Odyssey of Homer

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The standard translation into modern English of Homer's Odyssey. "The best translation there is of a great, perhaps the greatest, poet."New York Times Book Review

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Although recognized as one of the greatest ancient Greek poets, the life and figure of Homer remains shrouded in mystery. Credited with the authorship of the epic poems Iliad and Odyssey, Homer, if he existed, is believed to have lived during the ninth century BC, and has been identified variously as a Babylonian, an Ithacan, or an Ionian. Regardless of his citizenship, Homer’s poems and speeches played a key role in shaping Greek culture, and Homeric studies remains one of the oldest continuous areas of scholarship, reaching from antiquity through to modern times.

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"A landmark in the history of modern translation....Lattimore has reanimated Homer for this generaiton, and perhaps for other generations to come."

(Times Literary Supplement (London)) -- Times Literary Supplement (London)

"Lattimore's translation of Homer'sOdyssey is the most eloquent, persuasive and imaginative I have seen. It reads as if the poem had originally been written in English." -- Paul Engle

"The best translation there is of a great, perhaps, the greatest poet." -- Rex Warner,New York Times Book Review

"This is the best Odyssey in modern English." -- Gilbert Highet

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