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The Odyssey: (Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition)

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

24 out of 24 people found this review helpful.

An Epic of Odysseus' Return

This is an amazing translation; the language is flawless, almost poetic. And, of course, a timless classic. I had to read this book for my English Honors course and expected boredom. However, I was pleasently surprised-- I enjoyed it! It's the story of the Greek hero, O...
This is an amazing translation; the language is flawless, almost poetic. And, of course, a timless classic. I had to read this book for my English Honors course and expected boredom. However, I was pleasently surprised-- I enjoyed it! It's the story of the Greek hero, Odysseus, after the Trojan War. On the start of his voyage home, he provokes Poseidon, god of the sea. Thus, releasing the god's wrath. Odysseus faces many obstacles, on account of Poseidon's anger, including an encounter with Cyclops, Circe, and the Sirens, and a journey to Hades' Underworld. I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates classic literature. Though the language does take time to become accustomed to, the hardest part of this book is the vast amount of characters. I recommend composing a list of all the gods and goddesses in addition to demigods and heroes.

posted by ZebraStripe on March 23, 2010

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Most Helpful Critical Review

9 out of 17 people found this review helpful.

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The translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey by Robert Fitzgerald are more enjoyable to read, and are also more reliable and accurate. They are written in prose. If you want poetic versions, you can't beat the translations by Richard Lattimore. My personal favorites...
The translations of the Iliad and the Odyssey by Robert Fitzgerald are more enjoyable to read, and are also more reliable and accurate. They are written in prose. If you want poetic versions, you can't beat the translations by Richard Lattimore. My personal favorites are the Fitzgeralds. I am a lawyer. I studied Greek subjects at U.C. Berkeley under professors Gregory Vlastos and Michael Frede. My favorite writers are Heidegger, Wittgenstein, and Proust.

posted by Anonymous on June 16, 2007

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    Posted February 28, 2000

    Awesome

    Awesome

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Poseidon

    *appears*...

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Emily

    Hi there Can i join?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Amy

    Not bad" how good of a shof would you say you are? Bragging wise i mean *i go to grab my knife thays stuck in the dummids head

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Dash

    Lays still in his arms pale and weak

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Ethan to Dash

    Hello.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    TO ALL NEW RP AT

    university its a school rp

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    Posted April 19, 2014

    Json

    He took tevpower of his will and took out the pain but the mark was ther.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Draco

    *walks in*

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    Posted April 18, 2014

    Nudge

    Folds her wings back in.

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    Posted April 17, 2014

    Lux

    Walks in.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Mckenna

    Ya!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Nakayla

    Sits alone

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    TO ALL

    CAN SOME OF YALL PLEASE ADVERTISE THIS CAMP? THANKS AND ILL CHOOSE A CO LEADER WHEN WE GET MORE PPL?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2014

    Pierxe

    Sits alone a hood covering his face

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    Posted April 17, 2014

    Viper

    Is bored

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 18, 2014

    Bree

    She wanders around.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Cyrus to Emily

    Yeah go make a bio.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 19, 2014

    Cyrus

    Shrugs. "Im definately better than Apollo." Nods.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 30, 2014

    ᣤPhoenixᣤ

    "Your just plain crazy for loving Spirit. Hes just living proof that manuer can grow arms and legs and talk."

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