The Odyssey (Wonders of the World)

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9780140448221: The Odyssey (Wonders of the World)

Homer's epic tells of the adventures of Odysseus, the mythological King of Ithaca and leader of the Trojan war, recounting the hero's wanderings and his eventual regaining of his kingdom.

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The Greeks believed that THE ODYSSEY and THE ILIAD were composed by a single poet whom they named Homer. Nothing is known of his life. Ancient tradition places him in Ionia, located in the eastern Aegean. Most modern scholars now place the composition of THE ODYSSEY in the late 8th, early 7th century. Robert Fagles is Arthur W. Marks Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. Bernard Knox is Director Emeritus of Harvard's Center for Hellenic Studies in Washington, DC.

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Published by Penguin Books Ltd 2002-04-25 (2002)
ISBN 10: 0140448225 ISBN 13: 9780140448221
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