The Odyssey Author:Homer Robert Fitzgerald's is the best and best-loved modern translation of The Odyssey, and the only one admired in its own right as a great poem in English. Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited to the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasur... more »e, and mortal danger reaches the English-language reader in all its glory.
The classicist D.S. Carne-Ross explains the many aspects of the poem in his introduction, written especially for this edition, which also features a map, a glossary of names and places, and a guide to the best critical writing on Homeric poetry, as well as Fitzgerald's own postscript.« less