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The Odyssey by Homer


The Odyssey by Homer

The Odyssey tells the story of the Greek hero Odysseus' epic ten year journey home after the end of the Trojan War of the Iliad. Its epic sweep has gripped generations of readers.


a labour of love, this translation offers an 'enchanting
experience and earns

[Verity] a well-deserved place among the distinguished translators of the Odyssey. * Classics for All *

About the Author

Anthony Verity is a classical scholar and educationalist whose appointments include Head of Classics at Bristol Grammar School, Headmaster of Leeds Grammar School, and Master of Dulwich College from 1986 to 1995. His translations for Oxford World's Classics include Theocritus, Idylls, Pindar, The Complete Odes, and the Iliad. William Allan is McConnell Laing Fellow and Tutor in Classical Languages and Literature at University College, Oxford. His previous publications include The Andromache and Euripidean Tragedy (2000), Euripides: The Children of Heracles (2001), Euripides: Medea (2002), Euripides: Helen (2008), Homer: The Iliad (2012), and Classical Literature: A Very Short Introduction (2014).

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Book Info

Publication date

8th March 2018



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Oxford University Press


384 pages


Literary studies: classical, early & medieval
Poetry by individual poets
Classical texts
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