The Odyssey of Homer (1906)

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The Odyssey of Homer (1906)

S$142.00

A lovely tree-calf copy of the Odyssey translated into prose by S H Butcher and A Lang. 

Title: The Odyssey

Author: Homer, S H Butcher and A Lang (trans)

Publisher: Macmillan & Co, 1906.

Condition: Hardcover, full leather. Lovely copy, slight foxing but clean interior, but front hinge is very tender.

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Description

About The Odyssey (from Wikipedia):

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.