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The Odyssey

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

25 out of 26 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 July 12, 2014

    Cohort #3

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    Posted May 26, 2014

    Annex nightshade to fallenheart

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    Posted May 26, 2014

    To Imperator

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    Posted May 7, 2014

    To Dark

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    Posted May 9, 2014

    To all of eatreal

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2014

    Nightshade

    Sorry ill post it right here.

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    Posted May 8, 2014

    Whoa

    Wat happened to this place

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 6, 2014

    THIS BOOK IS HORRRRIIIIIIBBBBLL...

    Jk fooled ya! This book is AWESOME!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 12, 2014

    IMPORTANT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Fooled Ya.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 14, 2014

    Urgh

    Cant find what i need

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2013

    Boo

    Boo

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 21, 2012

    No wonder this is free

    This edition is a total mess

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2012

    English please!!!!!

    I cant understand a word in this book its like reading it in another language

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 18, 2012

    Ihate it

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  • Posted March 14, 2012

    The text in this book is completely jacked up. it will complete

    The text in this book is completely jacked up. it will complete 1.5 lines, break in the middle, enter, and start a new line. it is hard to explain.
    LOOK AT THE SAMPLE!!!!!!

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2012

    Screwed up scan

    A lot of gibberish.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 27, 2011

    Corrupted File

    This file must be corrupted since it never wanted to download on my nook ST. Tried everything until I read that this happens when files are corrupted and should not be download even if its free.

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted March 21, 2011

    I hate this book t

    Don't ever read this book it runed my school year

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  • Posted February 22, 2011

    this book stinnks

    boo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Posted July 28, 2010

    Only if you have a nook

    Doesn't work without a nook or other b&n device. I can't use it. Thanks B&N for stealing my $12, I won't come here again.

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