The odyssey
(Book)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Uniform Title
Author
Contributors
Powell, Barry B., translator.
Published
New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2014.
ISBN
9780199925889, 0199925887, 9780199925896, 0199925895, 9780199360314 :, 0199360316
Lexile measure
1050L
Rating
1260L
Status
Description
Loading Description...
Also in this Series
Checking series information...
Copies
LocationCall NumberStatus
Batavia Public Library District - Adult Nonfiction883.01 HOMOn Shelf
Clarendon Hills Public Library - Stacks883 HOMOn Shelf
La Grange Park Public Library District - Upper Level883 HOMOn Shelf
Oak Park Public Library Main Branch - 2nd FloorFICTION HOMEROn Shelf
Tinley Park Public Library - 1st Floor883.01 HOMOn Shelf
More Like This
Loading more titles like this title...
Other Editions and Formats
More Details
Format
Book
Physical Desc
xxv, 459 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Language
English
Accelerated Reader
UG
Level 10.3, 24 Points
Lexile measure
1050

Notes

Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description
Odysseus--soldier, sailor, trickster, and everyman--is one of the most recognizable characters in world literature. His arduous, ten-year journey home after the Trojan War, the subject of Homer's Odyssey, is the most accessible tale to survive from ancient Greece, and its impact is still felt today across many different cultures. This lively free verse translation, from one of today's leading Homeric scholars, preserves the clarity and simplicity of the original while conveying Odysseus' adventures in a modern style. By avoiding the technical formality of earlier translations, and the colloquial and sometimes exaggerated effects of recent attempts, Barry B. Powell's translation deftly captures the most essential truths of this vital text. Due to his thorough familiarity with the world of Homer and Homeric language, Powell's introduction provides rich historical and literary perspectives on the poem. This volume also includes illustrations from classical artwork, detailed maps, explanatory notes, a timeline, and a glossary. Modern and pleasing to the ear while accurately reflecting the meaning of the original, this Odyssey is a superlative translation for twenty-first-century readers.
Target Audience
1260L,Lexile
Target Audience
1050L,Lexile
Language
Translated from the Greek.
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., & Powell, B. B. (2014). The odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer and Barry B., Powell. 2014. The Odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Homer and Barry B., Powell, The Odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Homer,, and Barry B. Powell. The Odyssey. New York ; Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. Print.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Staff View
Loading Staff View.