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The Odyssey: A Modern Translation of Homer's Classic Tale

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ISBN13: 9780312869014
ISBN10: 0312869010
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The Odyssey is the original journey tale, a genre that has lasted three thousand years, and has had a lasting influence on on literature and art. The trials of Odysseus were first told by the great bard Homer. For ten long years the Greeks and Trojans have fought on the plains of Troy, and now Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, and the other victorious Greeks are ready to sail home. But after offending the sea god, Poseidon, Odysseus is hurled into years of wandering the seas, encountering monsters and sirens, raging storms and seductive idylls, before he is able to return to his wife, his son and his homeland.

This masterpiece keeps its appeal not only because it reflects a glorious time of heroes and wonders, but because it is a work that still speaks to the lives we live today. Forge book is proud to present The Odyssey in Dr. Eickhoff's compelling and authoritative new translation.

About the Author

Randy Lee Eickhoff holds several graduate degrees, including a Ph.D. in Classics. He lives in El Paso, Texas where he works on translations in several languages, poetry, plays, and novels of which two have been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His translation of Ireland's national epic is now a text in not only schools in the United States, but countries overseas as well. His nonfiction work on the Tigua Indians, Exiled, won the Southwest History Award. He has been inducted into the Paso Del Norte Writers Hall of Fame, the local chapter of the Texas Institute of Arts and Letters. He spends his time in El Paso, Ireland, and Italy, lecturing on Dante and The Ulster Cycle.

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Really easy to read and understand! Love it!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780312869014
Translator:
Eickhoff, Randy Lee
Publisher:
Forge
Translator:
Eickhoff, Randy Lee
Author:
Eickhoff, Randy Lee
Author:
Eickhoff, R. L.
Author:
Homer
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Subject:
Odysseus (Greek mythology)
Subject:
Epic poetry, Greek
Subject:
Classics-Medieval and Renaissance General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20050131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
432
Dimensions:
9.21 x 6.14 x 0.885 in

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