This translation was created to privide an accurate text of the Odyssey in a modern English poetic form. It was designed, first and foremost, for people who are reading Homer's Odyssey for the first time. The book is accompanied by a complete glossary, maps and other study aids intended to help ensure that one's intial venture into the world of the Odyssey is a fruitful one. Composed between 800 and 70 B.C. The Odyssey is the story of Odysseus' long voyage home from the Trojan War and the adventures which befall him.
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Format: Abridged, Audiobook
Studio: Naxos AudioBooks
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 5.59" Width: 4.88" Height: 0.94" Weight: 0.49 lbs.
Release Date Nov 1, 2007
Publisher Naxos AudioBooks
ISBN 9626344733 ISBN13 9789626344736
Availability 0 units.
More About Homer
In the Western classical tradition, Homer is the author of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and is revered 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.
When he lived is unknown. Herodotus estimates that Homer lived 400 years before his own time, which would place him at around 850 BC, while other ancient sources claim that he lived much nearer to the supposed time of the Trojan War, in the early 12th century BC. Most modern researchers place Homer in the 7th or 8th centuries BC.
The formative influence of the Homeric epics in shaping Greek culture was widely recognized, and Homer was described as the teacher of Greece. Homer's works, which are about fifty percent speeches, provided models in persuasive speaking and writing that were emulated throughout the ancient and medieval Greek worlds. Fragments of Homer account for nearly half of all identifiable Greek literary papyrus finds.