The Odyssey
(Book)

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Verity, Anthony, translator.
Allan, William, 1970- writer of introduction,
Published
Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2016.
ISBN
9780199669103, 0199669104, 9780198736479, 0198736479
Lexile measure
1050L
Rating
1260L
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Book
Physical Desc
xxix, 354 pages : map ; 23 cm.
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 10.3, 24 Points
Lexile measure
1050

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Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
A major new translation of Homer's great epic poem that encapsulates the power of cunning over strength, the pitfalls of temptation and the importance of home. Anthony Verity's rendering transmits the directness, power, and dignity of Homer's poetry in an elegant and accurate translation that respects the original line numbers. William Allan, an authority in classical Greek tragedy and epic, offers a full introduction that guides the reader in understanding the composition of the poem, the major themes of the narrative, and situates the poem in its original cultural context. The line-by-line format of the translation is invaluable for those wishing to coordinate it with the Greek text or references in secondary literature. Extensive notes offer book-by-book summaries and elucidate difficult words and passages. The bibliography offers a succinct guide to further scholarship in English; a full index of names enables the reader to trace particular characters through the text; map showing the known Greek world traversed by Odysseus between Troy and Ithaca.--Provided by the publisher.
Target Audience
1260L,Lexile
Target Audience
1050L,Lexile
Language
Translated from the Ancient Greek.

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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., Verity, A., & Allan, W. (2016). The Odyssey . Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer, Anthony, Verity and William Allan. 2016. The Odyssey. Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

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Homer, Anthony, Verity and William Allan. The Odyssey Oxford, United Kingdom ; New York, NY: Oxford University Press, 2016.

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Homer,, Anthony Verity, and William Allan. The Odyssey Oxford University Press, 2016.

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