The Odyssey of Homer

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  • ISBN-13: 9781177497183
  • Publisher: Nabu Press
  • Publication date: 8/19/2010
  • Pages: 394
  • Product dimensions: 7.44 (w) x 9.69 (h) x 0.81 (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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    Posted July 9, 2014

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    Sits

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 7, 2014

    Bad OCR

    Like so many of these free books, this is a bad OCR version. Will need to deal with a lot of rubbish.

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  • Posted October 24, 2011

    NOT Lattimore...

    Very annoying that it would suggest otherwise in part of the promotional material. And of course in e-book world "all sales are final."

    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2003

    ODYSSEY

    Very easy to understand, very good book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 4, 2001

    The Odyssey of Homer, an eloquent masterpiece.

    The Odyssey of Homer by Richard Lattimore is an eloquent masterpiece. Richard¿s translation is highly recommended, intriques the reader, and easy to comprehend. This long narrative poem is about the journey of Odysseus. Captain of the Greeks, Royal King of Ithada, and Godlike, Odysseus, ceases the day when he defeats Troy. Odysseus proves his heroism through this intellectual strength, cleverness, and yet, his weakness. All of these superhuman traits are found in each of the sections of the book. The four broad sections of Odyssey are: The Adventures of Telemachos, The homecoming of Odyssseus, The Great Wanderings, and Odysseus on Ithaka.

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