Harper Academic

The Odyssey of Homer

by Richmond Lattimore

On Sale: 06/26/2007

Price: $16.99

The Odyssey of Homer

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The Odyssey of Homer

by Richmond Lattimore

On Sale: 06/26/2007

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Price: $16.99

About the Book

The standard translation into modern English of Homer’s Odyssey. Lattimore’s translation of Homer’s epic Greek poem captures its fast-moving narrative and vigorous language. The volume features an extensive introduction summarizing the story and analyzing the text and the controversies surrounding it as well as a comprehensive glossary.

“In this Odyssey, Professor Lattimore has achieved his chef d’oeuvre as a translator. . . . A dazzling and well-nigh flawless performance. . . . Here is a master in perfect control of his medium. . . . A landmark in the history of modern translation. . . . It would be a crime to underestimate the miraculous and self-effacing artistry with which Professor Lattimore has reanimated Homer for this generation, and perhaps for other generations to come.”-Times Literary Supplement

Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780061244186
  • ISBN 10: 006124418X
  • Imprint: Harper Perennial
  • On Sale: 06/26/2007
  • Trimsize: 5.313 in (w) x 8.000 in (h) x 0.901 in (d)
  • Pages: 400
  • List Price: $16.99
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