Here is a new Loeb Classical Library edition of the resplendent epic tale of Odysseus's long journey home from the Trojan War and the legendary temptations, delays, and perils he faced at every turn. Homer's classic poem features Odysseus's encounters with the beautiful nymph Calypso; the queenly but wily Circe; the Lotus-eaters, who fed his men their memory-stealing drug; the man-eating, one-eyed Cyclops; the Laestrygonian giants; the souls of the dead in Hades; the beguiling Sirens; the treacherous Scylla and Charybdis. Here, too, is the hero's faithful wife, Penelope, weaving a shroud by day and unraveling it by night, in order to thwart the numerous suitors attempting to take Odysseus's place. The works attributed to Homer include the two oldest and greatest European epic poems, the "Odyssey" and "Iliad." These texts have long stood in the Loeb Classical Library with a faithful and literate prose translation by A. T. Murray. George Dimock now brings the Loeb's "Odyssey" up to date, with a rendering that retains Murray's admirable style but is worded for today's readers. The two-volume edition includes a new introduction, notes, and index.
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A show stopper a classic work: the edition translated by A.T. Murray that is cited in BCL3 (this revision is by by George E. Dimock). This set is in the handy, even cuddly, standard Loeb...Library format (4.5 x 6.5). The facing Greek and English text is crisply printed on soothing off-white paper,About the Author:
Homer is celebrated as the greatest of ancient Greek epic poets. These epics lie at the beginning of the Western canon of literature, and have had an enormous influence on the history of literature.
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Book Description Nelson Thornes Ltd, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: Acceptable. no dust jacket, worn cover, binding damaged and glued back together, previous owner's name on front pastedown, underlining and marginalia. In stock, ships from Michigan USA, International shipping available. Bookseller Inventory # mon0000032516