The Odyssey, Paperback
4.5 out of 5 (20 ratings)


This title presents Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the great wandering of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage back home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War.

This is a superb new verse translation, now published in trade paperback, before the standard Penguin Classic B format.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 560 pages, notes
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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  • Category: Poetry by individual poets
  • ISBN: 9780140268867



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The sea repeats. The day repeats. The night repeats. And home, home is the ultimate repetition.

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Everything classic Greek literature should be.

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Don't read this book - listen to it. Epic poetry is meant to be recited...

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How much more can possibly be said about this book?

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This translation is a must read for anyone interested in literature, classics, or history. The pace of the story is amazing with action and adventure mixed in with society and home life.

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