The Odyssey (inbunden)
Format
Inbunden (Hardback)
Språk
Grekiska (klassisk (-1453)
Antal sidor
416
Utgivningsdatum
2009-10-01
Upplaga
Special Sale ed
Förlag
Penguin Classics
Översättare
E V Rieu, D C H Rieu
Originalspråk
Greek, Ancient (to 1453)
Medarbetare
Jones, Peter (introd.)
Illustratör/Fotograf
illustrations
Illustrationer
maps
Dimensioner
204 x 138 x 38 mm
Vikt
534 g
Antal komponenter
1
ISBN
9780141192444
The Odyssey (inbunden)

The Odyssey

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Part of Penguin's beautiful hardback Clothbound Classics series, designed by the award-winning Coralie Bickford-Smith, these delectable and collectible editions are bound in high-quality colourful, tactile cloth with foil stamped into the design. The epic tale of Odysseus and his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War forms one of the earliest and greatest works of Western literature. Confronted by natural and supernatural threats - shipwrecks, battles, monsters and the implacable enmity of the sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must use his wit and native cunning if he is to reach his homeland safely and overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.
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HOMER is thought to have lived c.750-700 BC in Ionia and is believed to be the author of the earliest works of Western Literature: The Odyssey and The Iliad. E. V. RIEU was a celebrated translator from Latin and Greek, and editor of Penguin Classics from 1944-64. His son, D. C. H. RIEU, has revised his work. PETER JONES is former lecturer in Classics at Newcastle. He co-founded the 'Friends of Classics' society and is the editor of their journal and a columnist for The Spectator.