Odyssey (Lombardo translation)

Odyssey (Lombardo translation)

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Homer's account of the adventures of Odysseus has stood at the center of classical literature for centuries. It is a sweeping story of a great warrior who wanders the world, but also an intensely domestic tale of a loving husband's struggle to protect an enduring union with his faithful wife. Meticulously studied and commented upon by innumerable scholars, TheSee more details below

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Homer's account of the adventures of Odysseus has stood at the center of classical literature for centuries. It is a sweeping story of a great warrior who wanders the world, but also an intensely domestic tale of a loving husband's struggle to protect an enduring union with his faithful wife. Meticulously studied and commented upon by innumerable scholars, The Odyssey remains, nonetheless, a uniquely personal literary experience, startling each new generation of readers with its excitement, its drama, and its remarkably contemporary hero.

Editorial Reviews

Chris Hedges
Lombardo has brought his laconic wit and love of the ribald, as well as his clever use of idiomatic American slang, to his version of the Odyssey. His carefully honed syntax gives the narrative energy and a whirlwind pace.
The New York Times Book Review

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872204843
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
03/01/2000
Series:
Hpc Classics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
478
Sales rank:
83,001
Product dimensions:
5.31(w) x 8.46(h) x (d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas.

Sheila Murnaghan is Professor of Classical Studies, University of Pennsylvania.

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