"The first great adventure story in the Western canon, The Odyssey is a poem about violence and the aftermath of war; about wealth, poverty, and power; about marriage and family; about travelers, hospitality, and the yearning for home. In this fresh, authoritative version--the first English translation of The Odyssey by a woman--this stirring tale of shipwrecks, monsters, and magic comes alive in an entirely new way. "
Pope, Alexander, translator, Shankman, Steven, editor, and Lawrence, Avery, artist
Date Created / Date Issued:
c. 8th century BC
1 of 2 volumes in set of Alexander Pope translations. English translation by Alexander Pope. Greek text edited by Barry B. Powell; English translation edited by Steven Shurtleff; catalog entries researched and written by William Frank.
"Enhanced by over fifty original art renderings in the Greek vase styles"--Jacket. Issued in slipcase. Includes bibliographical references.