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The odyssey
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New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
Physical Desc:
xxv, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm.
Accelerated Reader:
IL: UG - BL: 10.3 - AR Pts: 24
Lexile measure:
830L
Status:
Central
883.01 H766 2014
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883.01 H766 2014
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883.01 H766 2014
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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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Language:
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ISBN:
9780199360314, 0199360316, 9780199925889, 0199925887, 9780199925896, 0199925895
Accelerated Reader:
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Lexile measure:
830

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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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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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Homer., & Powell, B. B. (2014). The odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer and Barry B. Powell. 2014. The Odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

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Homer and Barry B. Powell, The Odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

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Homer., and Barry B Powell. The Odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Print.

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