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The odyssey

Author: Homer; Martin Hammond
Publisher: London : Duckworth, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Poetry : EnglishView all editions and formats
In this vibrant new translation, in a very readable prose format, Martin Hammond complements his acclaimed translation of The Iliad to capture as closely as possible both the simplicity and the intensity of Homer??'s epic.
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Genre/Form: Epic poetry
Translations into English
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
London : Duckworth, 2000
Online version:
London : Duckworth, 2000
Named Person: Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character); Odysseus, King of Ithaca (Mythological character)
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Homer; Martin Hammond
ISBN: 0715629581 9780715629581
Language Note: Translated from the Ancient Greek.
OCLC Number: 42912824
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xxvi, 290 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Odyssey --
Book 1 Gods, Athene and Telemachos 1 --
Book 2 Telemachos and the Suitors 10 --
Book 3 Telemachos in Pylos 19 --
Book 4 Telemachos in Sparta 30 --
Book 5 Odysseus and Kalypso 47 --
Book 6 Nausikaa 57 --
Book 7 Odysseus in Phaiacia 64 --
Book 8 Phaiacian Games and Song 71 --
Book 9 Cyclops 83 --
Book 10 Kirke 95 --
Book 11 Underworld 107 --
Book 12 Skylla and Charybdis 120 --
Book 13 Return to Ithaka 130 --
Book 14 Odysseus and Eumaios 140 --
Book 15 Telemachos Returns 151 --
Book 16 Odysseus and Telemachos 163 --
Book 17 Odysseus Comes to his House 173 --
Book 18 Odysseus as Beggar 186 --
Book 19 Eurykleia Recognises Odysseus 195 --
Book 20 Insults and Omens 208 --
Book 21 Trial of the Bow 217 --
Book 22 Suitors Killed 226 --
Book 23 Odysseus and Penelope 237 --
Book 24 Underworld, Laertes, Peace 245.
Other Titles: Odyssey.
Responsibility: translated by Martin Hammond ; with an introduction by Jasper Griffin.


"The Odyssey" tells the story of the long and painful return of Odysseus from the Trojan War to his homeland of Ithaka. This new translation by Martin Hammond complements his translation of "The  Read more...
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