The Odyssey is the original journey tale, a genre
that has lasted three thousand years, and has had a lasting
influence on on literature and art. The trials of Odysseus were
first told by the great bard Homer. For ten long years the Greeks
and Trojans have fought on the plains of Troy, and now Odysseus,
the King of Ithaca, and the other victorious Greeks are ready to
sail home. But after offending the sea god, Poseidon, Odysseus is
hurled into years of wandering the seas, encountering monsters and
sirens, raging storms and seductive idylls, before he is able to
return to his wife, his son and his homeland.
This masterpiece keeps its appeal not only because it reflects a
glorious time of heroes and wonders, but because it is a work that
still speaks to the lives we live today. Forge book is proud to
present The Odyssey in Dr. Eickhoff's compelling and
authoritative new translation.
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