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The Odyssey

Rating: 4.4


BOOK I

Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who travelled far and wide
after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit,
and many were the nations with whose manners and customs he was
acquainted; moreover he suffered much by sea while trying to save
his own life and bring his men safely home; but do what he might he
could not save his men, for they perished through their own sheer
folly in eating the cattle of the Sun-god Hyperion; so the god

prevented them from ever reaching home. Tell me, too, about all
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Susan Williams 29 August 2018

I would have liked to have had this translation in college to ease my passage through some sticky spots but I also miss the grandeur of the translation we used back in the dinosaur days... No, I didn't read the whole thing posted here- I am trying to do less continuous reading to save strain on my left eye. This should have gotten a 10 rating but with the trolls running loose on PH I doubt it...

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Ramesh T A 29 August 2018

Indeed Homer is a Vyasa of Classical Greek Poetry!

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Rajnish Manga 29 August 2018

The lucid translation brings us face to face with 'The Odyssey'- the crowing beauty of world literature written by Homer originally in Greek in the 8th century BC. The epic focuses on the return journey of Greek Hero Odysseus or Ulysses, the king of Ithaca, after the fall of Troy. A joy to read along with 'Iliad'- again by Homer.

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