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The Odyssey of Homer

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781149486887
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/2010
  • Pages: 370
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.77 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 2, 2005

    Great Translation

    Lattimore is the best tranlator of Ancient Greek I've seen. As a classics major I have translated numberous tragedies as well as both the Iliad and the Odyssey and Lattimore's translations have often helped me through some rough spots. If you want to get a true idea of the way the Greek was meant to be understood, your best bet is to read translations done by Lattimore.

    6 out of 7 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 1, 2012

    An excellent use of his spare time

    Apparently aircraftsman Shaw (T.E. Lawrence; 'Lawrence of Arabia') occupied his spare time while hiding himself in the ranks of the RAF, translating Homer's Odyssey from the original Greek into accessible English. He therefore broke with the strictures of its verse and moved the epic poem into what is essentially, a great adventure story. It is also reported that he took, by some standards, excessive time in crafting the translation; working on particular sections time and again, until his skills as a wordsmith, brought him perfection in phrasing. It is hard work when you start reading but once you become accustomed to the flow of the text, it eases the effort. Some of the wording is, to me sublime. Two examples illustrate: ‘As he was running on, the Goddess broke into a smile and petted him with her hand. She waxed tall: she turned womanly: she was beauty’s mistress, dowered with every accomplishment of taste. Then she spoke to him in words which thrilled.’(p.189). ‘...for there is nothing so good and lovely as when man and wife in their home dwell together in unity of mind and disposition.’(p.89). Need I say more?

    3 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 25, 2012

    ...

    What is up with the summary? Anyway, I loved this book!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 31, 2011

    It is free!

    This is a translation by George Herbert Palmer.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 14, 2000

    The Odyssey of Homer Review

    This book was vey invigorating and interesting, Richard Lattimore was (in my opinion) the best translators of his time.The Odyssey takes you on the voyage of Odyseus and makes it feel like you are right there beside the characters.This is a very good book to enjoy by the fire or anywhere one has room to read and keep thoughts clear.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    This camp disgusts me

    The gods/goddesses list has errors (many) and a real leader of Camp Jupiter would be called a praetor.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Set t alera

    Again?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Seth to scythen

    Hey!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Slash~seth

    Yes l saw.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Seth toscythen

    Im back

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Seth t slash

    Fine. But i thought i was helping!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Scythen

    "Hey! Good to see ya!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Bios at result one

    Yep.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Ansley

    Brb I want it named Snow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Wats a cohort and a centrum

    Wat is it

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Ansley

    Lol

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Slash to seth

    "You should go check out -borgias- all results. Cale fox is helping me fight"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 12, 2014

    Alera

    O.o)) sits in a tree

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 11, 2014

    Scythen

    He bows. "Thanks! It's more of a nickname, really..."

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 14, 2014

    Seth t below

    Two things wrong wit that. One, l &#10003ed te gods and goddesses and no errors. And two, this isn't even camp Jupiter idiot. Its my camp.

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