The Odyssey of Homer (1899)

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The Odyssey of Homer (1899)

S$56.00

Title: The Odyssey of Homer, translated into English blank verse

Author: Homer, William Cullen Bryant (trans.)

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston and New York, 1899.

Condition: Hardcover, no dust jacket. Good. Slight fraying to the top of the spine. Stain to back cover. Inscription to ffep and name stamp to ffep. 2 vols in one, complete. App 8″ by 5″.

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Description

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.