The Odyssey

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Fagles, Robert, translator.
Knox, Bernard, 1914-2010, writer of introduction.
New York : Penguin Books, 1997.
0140268863, 9780140268867
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541 pages : maps, genealogical tables ; 22 cm.
Falmouth - Main Library - Adult
883.01 Homer
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New York : Penguin Books, 1997.
0140268863, 9780140268867
Accelerated Reader
Level 10.3, 24 Points
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"This [pbk.] edition contains minor revisions of the text"--Page 496.
Includes bibliographical references (page 517-520).
"When Robert Fagles' translation of the Iliad was published in 1990, critics and scholars alike hailed it as a masterpiece." "Now Robert Fagles presents us with the Odyssey, Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem, recounting the arduous wanderings of Odysseus during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca, after the Trojan War. If the Iliad is the world's greatest war story, then the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces is at once the human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends that are magnificently retold here, Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery." "Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb Introduction and textual commentary provide new insights and background information for the general reader and scholar, intensifying the strength of Fagles' translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the public at large, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students."--Jacket.
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Accelerated Reader,UG,10.3,24,24,5993
Translated from the ancient Greek.

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APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Homer., Fagles, R., & Knox, B. (1997). The Odyssey . Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Homer, Robert, Fagles and Bernard Knox. 1997. The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

Homer, Robert, Fagles and Bernard Knox. The Odyssey New York: Penguin Books, 1997.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Homer,, Robert Fagles, and Bernard Knox. The Odyssey Penguin Books, 1997.

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