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The Odyssey Paperback – 6 Nov 2018

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A masterpiece of translation--fluent, elegant, vigorous.--Rowan Williams, Master of Magdalene College, University of Cambridge

A staggeringly superior translation--true, poetic, lively and readable, and always closely engaged with the original Greek--that brings to life the fascinating variety of voices in Homer's great epic.--Richard F. Thomas, Harvard University

This is the most accessible, and yet accurate, translation of Homer's masterwork that I have ever read.--Susan Wise Bauer, author of The History of the Ancient World

As the first English translation of this ancient tale by a woman, this lively, fast-paced retelling of Homer's epic is long overdue. Much as Homer did in his time, Wilson whisks the audience into a realm both familiar and fantastical. The world of Odysseus and his adventures take shape before the reader's eyes, luminescent once more, in this engaging new translation.--Justine McConnell, King's College, London, author of Black Odysseys

Irresistibly readable...turns Homeric epic into a poetic feast.--Froma Zeitlin, Princeton University

A remarkable new translation. Poised and unadulterated--a feast for the senses.--Daisy Dunn, author of Catullus' Bedspread

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Emily Wilson is a professor of classical studies at the University of Pennsylvania. She lives in Philadelphia.

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5.0 out of 5 starsThe result is a perfect blend between an Odyssey for today's reader and a ...
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