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The Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus

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Title:The Odyssey: The Story of Odysseus
Rouse, W.H.D.   
(3 of 3 for author by title)
Lucian's Dialogues Prepared for Schools with Short Notes in Greek
(2 of 2 for author by title)
Homer: The Iliad: The Story of Achillês
Published:   1937
Publisher:New American Library
Tags:adventure, classics, fiction, Greek

A Magnificent Saga

In his preface to this edition Rouse calls The Odyssey “the best story ever written . . . it has been a favourite for three thousand years.”

A widely-used literal prose translation of the classic epic. It ends with a chapter discussing the language of Homer, and how the original text might be received by his contemporaries.

The Odyssey was the first and probably the greatest adventure story of all time. Each age has had its translators of Homer, each finding in him the peculiar weather of that age. The Elizabethans found him a Renaissance man, Pope found him an Augustan, Matthew Arnold a Victorian. It was perhaps inevitable that T. E. Lawrence, and W.H.D. Rouse, should have found him the father of the modern novel. [Suggest a different description.]

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