Odyssey Thrift Edition

Odyssey Thrift Edition

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Item #: 006123
ISBN: 9780486406541
Grades: 9-12

Publisher Description:

This excellent prose translation of Homer's epic poem of the 9th century BC recounts one of Western civilization's most glorious tales, a treasury of Greek folklore and myth that maintains an ageless appeal for modern readers. A cornerstone of Western literature, The Odyssey narrates the path of a fascinatingly complex hero through a world of wonders and danger-filled adventure. After ten bloody years of fighting in the Trojan War, the intrepid Odysseus heads homeward, little imagining that it will take another ten years of desperate struggle to reclaim his kingdom and family. The wily hero circumvents the wrath of the sea god Poseidon and triumphs over an incredible array of obstacles, assisted by his patron goddess Athene and his own prodigious guile. From a literal descent into Hell to interrogate a dead prophet to a sojourn in the earthly paradise of the Lotus-eaters, the gripping narrative traverses the mythological world of ancient Greece to introduce an unforgettable cast of characters: one-eyed giants known as Cyclopses, the enchantress Circe, cannibals, sirens, the twin perils of Scylla and Charybdis, and a fantastic assortment of other creatures. Remarkably modern in its skillful use of flashbacks and parallel line of action, Homer's monumental work is now available in this inexpensive, high-quality edition sure to be prized by students, teachers, and all who love the great myths and legends of the ancient world. A selection of the Common Core State Standards Initiative.

Reprint of the 1921 George Herbert Palmer translation.



Category Description for Odyssey:

Composed nearly 3,000 years ago, this great epic is attributed to the poet Homer. It is about a man, a great traveler and hero who, after many journeys and great struggles, tries to make his way back home after the Trojan War.




Primary Subject
Reading/Literature
Grade Start
9
Grade End
12
ISBN
9780486406541
Author
Homer
Format
Softcover Book
Brand Name
Dover Publications
Weight
0.45 (lbs.)
Dimensions
8.25" x 5.25" x 0.5"
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