The Odyssey

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Fagles, Robert, translator
Knox, Bernard, 1914-2010, writer of introduction
New York : Penguin Books, 1997.
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541 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 22 cm
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0140268863, 9780140268867
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General Note
"This [pbk.] edition contains minor revisions of the text"--Page 496
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Originally published: New York, New York : Penguin, 1996
Includes bibliographical references (page 517-520)
"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery." "Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students."--Jacket
Translated from the ancient Greek
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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., Fagles, R., & Knox, B. (1997). The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer, Robert, Fagles and Bernard Knox. 1997. The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Homer, Robert, Fagles and Bernard Knox, The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books, 1997.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Homer,, Robert Fagles, and Bernard Knox. The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books, 1997. Print.

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