THE ODYSSEY


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THE ODYSSEY

HOMER    Book Number: 200295    Product format: Paperback

Homer's great epic describes the many adventures of Odysseus, Greek warrior, as he strives over many years to return to his home island of Ithaca after the Trojan War. Odysseus's quick-witted heroism, his colourful adventures, his endurance, his love for his wife and son have the same power to move and inspire readers today as they did in Archaic Greece, 2,800 years ago. This poem has been translated many times over the years, but Chapman's sinewy, gorgeous rendering (1616) stands in a class of its own. Chapman believed himself inspired by the spirit of Homer and matches the breadth and power of the original with a complex and stunning idiom of his own. John Keats expressed his admiration for the resulting work in the famous sonnet On First Looking Into Chapman's Homer: 'Much have I travelled in the realms of gold…' This new Wordsworth edition of Chapman's Homer contains accessible annotation and a detailed introduction that places his masterpiece in the context of his own day and discusses its influence on later poets. 512 page paperback.
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ISBN 9781853260254
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