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The Odyssey
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New York : Penguin Books, 2006, c1996.
Physical Desc:
541 pages ; 20 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 10.3 - AR Pts: 24
Lexile measure:
830L
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Description
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.
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Format:
Book
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780143039952 (pbk.) :, 0143039954 (pbk.) :
Accelerated Reader:
UG
Level 10.3, 24 Points
Lexile measure:
830

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General Note
Originally published: 1997.
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (p. 517-520).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., & Fagles, R. (20061996). The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer and Robert. Fagles. 20061996. The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Homer and Robert. Fagles, The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books, 20061996.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Homer., and Robert Fagles. The Odyssey. New York: Penguin Books, 20061996. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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