The Odyssey by Homer (Oxford Myths and Legends)

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This is the exciting story of Odysseus's epic journey home. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus sets sail for his island kingdom of Ithaca, not knowing that his voyage will take all of ten years. Along the way, he is to face many dangers, including the one-eyed giant Polyphemus, Circe's enchanted island, and the sirens who lure sailors to their death. He even journeys down into the underworld and meets the dead Greek heroes. And all the time, his wife and son are waiting, hoping against hope that he will come and ...
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Overview


This is the exciting story of Odysseus's epic journey home. After the fall of Troy, Odysseus sets sail for his island kingdom of Ithaca, not knowing that his voyage will take all of ten years. Along the way, he is to face many dangers, including the one-eyed giant Polyphemus, Circe's enchanted island, and the sirens who lure sailors to their death. He even journeys down into the underworld and meets the dead Greek heroes. And all the time, his wife and son are waiting, hoping against hope that he will come and help them face the men who have invaded their home.
Homer's great epic poem is brought to pulsating life in this critically acclaimed, classic retelling by Barbara Leonie Picard.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780192750754
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 1/28/2001
  • Series: Oxford Myths and Legends Series
  • Pages: 288
  • Sales rank: 1,475,103
  • Product dimensions: 7.50 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.80 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 8, 2000

    A Great Book For a Rainy Day

    I read The Odyssey in my engish class and I would love to read it again. It has everything anyone could want in a book. Cyclopes, Gods, Goddesses and battles. Not to mention a 20 year trip from home. Also it is outstanding to read a story that people have passed down though the ages. This is what people used to think of the world as and it is exciting to read about the adventures of Odysseus and his crew and although it is a long book (or so it may seem) it is actually good! I am asking for this book for christmas!

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