The Odyssey eBook –

Acclaimed actress Claire Danes burnishes an epic story of heroes, gods, and monsters in a groundbreaking translation of The Odyssey, the first great adventure story in the Western literary tradition When the wily warrior king Odysseus sets off for home after the Trojan War, he doesn t realize this simple undertaking will become a perilous journey ofyears Beset at every turn, he encounters obstacles, detours, and temptations both supernatural and human while his wife Penelope fends off would be suitors desperate to take the throne Emily Wilson is the first woman to take on the daunting task of translating over , lines of a three millennium old poem from Ancient Greek to modern day English Her breathtaking rendition captures the poetic immediacy of the original text, while allowing listeners to experience The Odyssey with an honesty and directness few other versions have achieved The result is a lean, fleet footed translation that recaptures Homer s nimble gallop and brings an ancient epic to new life A fascinating introduction provides an informative overview of the Bronze Age milieu that produced the epic, the major themes of the poem, the controversies about its origins, and the unparalleled scope of its impact and influencePLEASE NOTE When you purchase this title, the accompanying PDF will be available in your Audible Library along with the audio

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