The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green

The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green

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The Odyssey is vividly captured and beautifully paced in this swift and lucid new translation by acclaimed scholar and translator Peter Green. Accompanied by an illuminating introduction, maps, chapter summaries, a glossary, and explanatory notes, this is the ideal translation for both general readers and students to experience The Odyssey in all its glory. Green’s version, with its lyrical mastery and superb command of Greek, offers readers the opportunity to enjoy Homer’s epic tale of survival, temptation, betrayal, and vengeance with all of the verve and pathos of the original oral tradition.

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ISBN-13: 9780520293632
Publisher: University of California Press
Publication date: 03/28/2018
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 536
Sales rank: 789,831
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.80(d)

About the Author

Peter Green is Dougherty Centennial Professor Emeritus of Classics at the University of Texas at Austin. One of the most prolific scholars of the ancient world, he is the author of both historical studies and translations of poetry, including The Poems of Catullus, Apollonios's The Argonautika, and Homer's The Iliad, all by UC Press.

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The man, Muse — tell me about that resourceful man, who wandered far and wide, when he'd sacked Troy's sacred citadel:
Now the rest, all those who'd escaped from sheer destruction,
But now Poseidon was visiting the remote Aithiopians —
Then the goddess, grey-eyed Athene, responded to him, saying:
Cloud-gatherer Zeus responded to her, saying: "My child,
The goddess, grey-eyed Athene, responded to him, saying:
So she spoke,
That said, he led the way, and Pallas Athene followed.
Then in came the arrogant suitors, and all immediately settled themselves in rows on the seats and benches,
But Telemachos now spoke to grey-eyed Athene, leaning his head close to hers, so that no one else could hear him:
Then the goddess, grey-eyed Athene, responded to him, saying:
Sagacious Telemachos responded to her, saying:
Sagacious Telemachos then responded to her, saying:
Outraged by his statement, Athene responded, saying:

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