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The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green

Homer Peter Green


California Uni Pr Academc

Literary studies: classical, early & medieval


537 pages

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The Odyssey is vividly captured and beautifully paced in this swift and lucid new translation by acclaimed scholar and translator Peter Green. Accompanied by an illuminating introduction, maps, chapter summaries, a glossary, and explanatory notes, this is the ideal translation for both general readers and students to experience The Odyssey in all its glory. Green's version, with its lyrical mastery and superb command of Greek, offers readers the opportunity to enjoy Homer's epic tale of survival, temptation, betrayal, and vengeance with all of the verve and pathos of the original oral tradition.

By:   Homer
Translated by:   Peter Green
Imprint:   California Uni Pr Academc
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 229mm,  Width: 152mm,  Spine: 38mm
Weight:   771g
ISBN:   9780520303362
ISBN 10:   0520303369
Pages:   537
Publication Date:   March 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Unspecified

Preface Abbreviations Introduction THE ODYSSEY Synopsis Glossary Select Bibliography Index

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. One of the most prolific scholars of the ancient world, he is the author of both historical studies and translations of poetry, including The Poems of Catullus, Apollonios's The Argonautika, and Homer's The Iliad, all by UC Press.

Green's intelligent translation is . . . a superb choice. --The Weekly Standard Green brings to the poem the rhetorical directness and historical expertise which worked so well in his translation of The Iliad. Speeches in his version are vigorous and direct. --London Review of Books Comparisons to [Emily] Wilson's recent translation are inevitable. . . . Both Wilson and Green capture the spirit of the Odyssey, but word-for-word, Green also captures a feel for the Homeric language, an experience closer to the original. --Library Journal

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