The Odyssey Author:HOMER Homer's Odyssey, the great epic peom about the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the Trojan War and the drama of his homecoming, was translated by E. V. Rieu to make Homer enjoyable for those who are unfamiliar with the Greek world. The result is a modern best-seller. Indeed the Odyssey, 'with its well-knit plot, its psychological ... more »interest and its interplay of character, is the true ancestor of the long line of novels that have followed it.'
Homer's vitality and freshness are undimmed in Dr. Rieu's lucid and sensitive prose translation.
The cover shows a detail from a Greek vase in the British Museum.« less