Title: The Odyssey done into English Prose
Author: Homer, SH Butcher & A Lang (trans)
Publisher: Macmillan & Co, 1898
Condition: Hardcover, full-leather prize binding with ornate gilt to spine. Some wear to ends of spine, rubbing on spine, crack to hinges, but firmly bound. Probably unread – interior is spotless. Royal Masonic Institution for Boys bookplate on inner front board. Overall in good condition, an attractive book. With beautifully marbled page edges.
The Odyssey done into English prose – very entertaining read without the labour of having to trudge through an awkward verse translation.
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.