Skip to content

Odyssey

Homer ; Translated By Stanley Lombardo ; Introduction By Sheila Murnaghan.

By Homer

The great epic of Western literature, translated by the acclaimed classicist Robert Fagles
 
Robert Fagles, winner of the PEN/Ralph Manheim Medal for Translation and a 1996 Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, presents us with Homer's best-loved and most accessible poem in a stunning modern-verse translation. "Sing to me of the man, Muse, the man of twists and turns driven time and again off course, once he had plundered the hallowed heights of Troy." So begins Robert Fagles' magnificent translation of the Odyssey, which Jasper Griffin in the New York Times Book Review hails as "a distinguished achievement."

If the Iliad is the world's greatest war epic, the Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of an everyman's journey through life. Odysseus' reliance on his wit and wiliness for survival in his encounters with divine and natural forces during his ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War is at once a timeless human story and an individual test of moral endurance. In the myths and legends  retold here,

Fagles has captured the energy and poetry of Homer's original in a bold, contemporary idiom, and given us an Odyssey to read aloud, to savor, and to treasure for its sheer lyrical mastery. Renowned classicist Bernard Knox's superb introduction and textual commentary provide insightful background information for the general reader and scholar alike, intensifying the strength of Fagles's translation. This is an Odyssey to delight both the classicist and the general reader, to captivate a new generation of Homer's students. This Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition features French flaps and deckle-edged paper.

For more than sixty-five years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,500 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators.

 

 

 

Availability

5 available at Main (Downtown)
  • 883.01 Hom, Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom Fagles transl., Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom Fagles transl., Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom Mandelbaum verse tra, Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom McCrorie transl., Nonfiction
2 available at Blythewood
  • LIT Hom, Nonfiction
  • LIT Hom Fagles transl., Nonfiction
3 available at Cooper (Forest Acres)
  • 883.01 Hom, Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom Mandelbaum verse tra, Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom McCrorie transl., Nonfiction
1 available at North Main
  • LIT Poetry Hom Eickhoff transl., Nonfiction
2 available at Sandhills
  • 883.01 Hom, Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom Mandelbaum verse tra, Nonfiction
2 available at Southeast
  • 883.01 Hom Fagles transl., Nonfiction
  • 883.01 Hom Fagles transl., Nonfiction

ISBN

9780140268867


Format: Book
Author: Homer
Summary: "The Odyssey tells of the long and painful return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaka, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachos. Even after he finally returns, there are enemies to be fought in his house. The action of the poem covers a huge canvas, ranging widely over time and place, exploring the known and the unknown worlds, involving magic and monsters, gods and ghosts, dangers defied: throughout there runs a strong and eloquent insistence on the humanity of men and the ultimate triumph of good over evil." "This new translation by Martin Hammond complements his acclaimed translation of The Iliad. It captures as closely as possible both the simplicity and the intensity of Homer's epic."--BOOK JACKET.
Title: Odyssey / Homer ; translated by Stanley Lombardo ; introduction by Sheila Murnaghan.
Publisher Date: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2000.
Subject: Epic poetry, Greek -- Translations into English Odysseus (Greek mythology) -- Poetry
Isbn: 9780140268867 (pbk.) 0872204855 9780872204850 0872204847 (pbk.) 9780872204843 (pbk.)
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 15
System Items Total: 16
Call Number: 883.01 Hom
Oclc: 42862092
Upc:
Bib Id: 356685

Format: Book
Author: Homer
Summary: "The Odyssey tells of the long and painful return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaka, his wife Penelope, and his son Telemachos. Even after he finally returns, there are enemies to be fought in his house. The action of the poem covers a huge canvas, ranging widely over time and place, exploring the known and the unknown worlds, involving magic and monsters, gods and ghosts, dangers defied: throughout there runs a strong and eloquent insistence on the humanity of men and the ultimate triumph of good over evil." "This new translation by Martin Hammond complements his acclaimed translation of The Iliad. It captures as closely as possible both the simplicity and the intensity of Homer's epic."--BOOK JACKET.
Title: Odyssey / Homer ; translated by Stanley Lombardo ; introduction by Sheila Murnaghan.
Publisher, Date: Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2000.
Description: lxiv, 414 p. : ill., map ; 22 cm.
Subjects: Epic poetry, Greek -- Translations into English
Subjects: Odysseus (Greek mythology) -- Poetry
Other Author: Lombardo, Stanley, 1943-
Other Title: Odyssey English
Notes: Includes bibliographical references (p. 412-414) and index.
LCCN: 99054175
ISBN: 9780140268867 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0872204855
ISBN: 9780872204850
ISBN: 0872204847 (pbk.)
ISBN: 9780872204843 (pbk.)
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 15
Total Copies: 16
Call Number: 883.01 Hom