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The Odyssey: Revised Prose Translation (Penguin Classics) (edition 1992)
by Homer, E. V. Rieu (Translator), D. C. H. Rieu (Translator), Peter V. Jones (Introduction)
The Odyssey by Homer
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Amazon.com Amazon.com Review (ISBN 0140268863, Paperback)Robert Fagles's translation is a jaw-droppingly beautiful rendering of Homer's Odyssey, the most accessible and enthralling epic of classical Greece. Fagles captures the rapid and direct language of the original Greek, while telling the story of Odysseus in lyrics that ring with a clear, energetic voice. The story itself has never seemed more dynamic, the action more compelling, nor the descriptions so brilliant in detail. It is often said that every age demands its own translation of the classics. Fagles's work is a triumph because he has not merely provided a contemporary version of Homer's classic poem, but has located the right language for the timeless character of this great tale. Fagles brings the Odyssey so near, one wonders if the Hollywood adaption can be far behind. This is a terrific book.
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A new translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
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