Title: The Odyssey of Homer
Author: Homer, Alexander Pope (trans)
Publisher: A Donaldson & J Reid, 1763
Condition: Good for its age. Little foxing, and firmly bound. Full leather, wear to extremities. Front hinge slightly tender – can be read, but not abused.
Note: This is Volume 2 of a 2-volume set, and contains the complete text of The Odyssey. Does not come with Volume 1 (the complete text of The Iliad).
About The Odyssey:
The Odyssey (Greek: Ὀδύσσεια) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work traditionally ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon. Indeed it is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek-speaking coastal region of what is now Turkey.
The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy.