The Essential Odyssey

The Essential Odyssey

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This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to

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This generous abridgment of Stanley Lombardo's translation of the Odyssey offers more than half of the epic, including all of its best-known episodes and finest poetry, while providing concise summaries for omitted books and passages. Sheila Murnaghan's Introduction, a shortened version of her essay for the unabridged edition, is ideal for readers new to this remarkable tale of the homecoming of Odysseus.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780872208995
Publisher:
Hackett Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
09/25/2007
Edition description:
Abridged
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
139,747
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.60(d)

Meet the Author

Stanley Lombardo is Professor of Classics, University of Kansas. His previous translations include Homer's Iliad (1997, Hackett) and Odyssey (2000, Hackett), Hesiod's Works & Days and Theogony (1993, Hackett), and Sappho, Poems and Fragments (2002, Hackett), a PEN Center USA 2003 Literary Award Finalist.

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

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