The Odyssey
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New York : Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.
Edition:
1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ed.
Physical Desc:
lxx, 515 pages : map ; 21 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 10.3 - AR Pts: 24
Lexile measure:
1050L
Status:
Main
883 Hom
Description
Robert Fitzgerald's translation of Homer's Odyssey is the best and bestloved modem translation of the greatest of all epic poems. Since 1961, this Odyssey has sold more than two million copies, and it is the standard translation for three generations of students and poets. The Noonday Press is delighted to publish a new edition of this classic work.Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language reader in all its glory.Of the many translations published since World War II only Fitzgerald's has won admiration as a great poem in English. The noted classicist D. S. Carne-Ross explains the many aspects of its artistry in his Introduction, written especially for this new edition.The Noonday Press edition also features a map, a Glossary of Names and Places, and Fitzgerald's Postscript. Line drawings precede each book of the poem.
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Language:
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ISBN:
0374224382, 9780374224387, 0374525749, 9780374525743
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 10.3, 24 Points
Lexile measure:
1050

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages [511]-512).
Description
A reprint of the ancient Greek epic with an introduction giving the background to the times, viz. "The ceremonies of civilization do not mean much to us today; we tend to see them as insincere ... To Homer they are very beautiful and their violation a more serious matter than we can imagine."
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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., & Fitzgerald, R. (1998). The Odyssey. 1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer and Robert Fitzgerald. 1998. The Odyssey. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Homer and Robert Fitzgerald, The Odyssey. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Homer., and Robert Fitzgerald. The Odyssey. 1st Farrar, Straus, and Giroux ed. New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 1998. Print.

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