The Odyssey

The Odyssey

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The Odyssey by Homer

The greatest epic of the ancient world pits Odysseus and his crew battling cyclops, sirens, and the gods themselves in an effort to get home in Homer's classic beautifully formatted with an Active Table of Contents.
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Product Details

BN ID: 2940012090027
Publisher: Doublethumb Press
Publication date: 01/23/2011
Series: Ultimate Classics , #17
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
File size: 471 KB

About the Author

Editor Robert M. Hopper is the author of "The Book of Adam: Autobiography of the First Human Clone" and founder of National Youth Theatre, National Youth Arts, and National Arts Digest.

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The Odyssey (Marvel Illustrated) 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 372 reviews.
ZebraStripe More than 1 year ago
This is an amazing translation; the language is flawless, almost poetic. And, of course, a timless classic. I had to read this book for my English Honors course and expected boredom. However, I was pleasently surprised-- I enjoyed it! It's the story of the Greek hero, Odysseus, after the Trojan War. On the start of his voyage home, he provokes Poseidon, god of the sea. Thus, releasing the god's wrath. Odysseus faces many obstacles, on account of Poseidon's anger, including an encounter with Cyclops, Circe, and the Sirens, and a journey to Hades' Underworld. I would recommend this book to anyone who appreciates classic literature. Though the language does take time to become accustomed to, the hardest part of this book is the vast amount of characters. I recommend composing a list of all the gods and goddesses in addition to demigods and heroes.
extreme-reader08 More than 1 year ago
I am amazed at this book! I was actually required to read this for summer reading and I wasn't exactly thrilled to see how thick it was of pages. But as I read it I became enchanted of the way the words are written and the characters, and the plot! I loved it so much I kept on reading, and before I knew it I was finished with it! An incredible tale written in ancient times that tells the story of an exiled soldier trying to return home with many sinister obstacles bloking his way. A great read for anyone who loves greek mythology, and for people who just love monsters and heroes.
Diangirl More than 1 year ago
Fagles makes this classical story accessible to everyone, using easy to read language while relating the adventures of Aeneas as he leaves Troy after being defeated by the Greeks and makes his way to Italy to found Rome. It contains travel tales like the Oddyssey and battles as in the Illiad. The introduction is also well worth reading.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is a great book for those who are new to epic poetry, like myself. It's written in prose (in paragraphs, rather than poetic stanzas). Squillace has done a fine job of introducing contemporary terms, where appropriate, without interrupting Homer/Palmer's story-telling rhythm. It's an engaging story, and the characters are fascinating, and I enjoyed it so much that I read all the footnotes at the end. Somewhat-interesting discussion questions at the conclusion. Read the Introduction after you read the book, not before. I wish I could find a translation of the Illiad by Palmer/Squillace, as they did a very good job of making the story, the characters and the language approachable. 'O'Brother Where Art Thou'? Ain't nothing like the real thing, baby.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is a great version of the classic epic poem, by an excellent translator, and with tremendously helpful additional materials, especially the introduction! I highly recommend all of Fagles translations of classical Greek literature!
William Rankeillor More than 1 year ago
I love the odyssey and this version was particularly clear, but I would like a version with the original lines of poetry listed out so I can take notes properly.
Guest More than 1 year ago
i read this book as part of a school assignment but i absolutely LOVED IT. it is a great adventure and love story. i really enjoyed the read and i strongly recommend this book to all readers. it was not difficult for me to understand at all either. when i read it, it was not written out in prose so it is pretty easy if you read the sentence full on until the period. overall great read!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a high school english assignment and, breaking the stereotype of my generation, found it very enjoyable. Our teacher required us to use Fagles translation and I had no problem understanding it. I would reccomend using online resources only to clarify or answer any questions if you arent familiar with the culture of Homers time.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I had to read this epic. I was wrapped in the story from the moment I started reading it.Although it is complicated, it is very exciting to know about ancient Greece...and Odysseus' flings.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a required book for school, so I thought it would be extremely boring, and it was. Only until the late middle of the book do you get fully into it. Though it was not one of the best books I have read I do reccomend reading this classic adventure of odysseus's return home from Troy.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book should be in the hands of every student reading The Oddyssey. Some translations really stink, but not this one.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed the translation, and I found this story accessible to everyone to read. I am amazed how Homer still inspires people to overcome a trauma. Katrina. I recently read : Penelope's Odyssey, the survivors of Katrina and like this one it was delightful to read.
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Greek: Zeus. Hera. Poseidon. Hades. Athena. Dionysus. Ares. Thanatos. Eros. Aphrodite. Demeter. Hermes. Apollo. Artemis. Hephaestus. Hestia. Nike. Tyche. Nemesis. Hebe. Nyx. Gaea. Ouranous. Iris. Heracles. Hypnos. Asclepius. Khione. Boreas. Auster. Zephyros. Thalia. Clio. Terpsichore. Pan. Aeolous. Persephone. Hecate. Keto. <p> Roman: Jupiter. Juno. Neptune. Pluto. Minerva. Bacchus. Mars. Thanatos. Cupid. Venus. Ceres. Mercury. Apollo. Diana. Vulcan. Vesta. Fortuna. Nemesis. Spes. Terra. Uranus. Iris. Hercules. Somnis(?). Aquilus. Proserpine. Hecate. Terminus. Janus. Ballona. <p> Norse: Odin. Thor. Loki. Frigg. Freya. Freyr. Skadi. Hel. Tyr. Ullr. Sif. <p> Egyptian: Ra. Bast. Orsis. Apophis. Set. Ankunet. Isis. <p> Hindu: Vishnu. Naga.
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