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 enmityof the
sea-god Poseidon - Odysseus must test his bravery and native
cunning to the full if he is to reach his homeland safely and
overcome the obstacles that, even there, await him.
This edition is a revised translation by D. C. H. Rieu of the
translation done by his father, E. V. Rieu, in the first Penguin
Classic to be published. Contains a preface by D. C. H. Rieu and an
introduction by Peter Jones. Also includes a map, explanatory
footnotes, a combined glossary and index, as well as suggestions
for further reading of acclaimed criticisms and references.