The Odyssey by Derek HomerThe Odyssey by Derek Homer

The Odyssey

byDerek HomerRead byDerek JacobiTranslated byAllen Mandelbaum

Audio Book (CD) | June 16, 2000

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The most popular epic of Western culture springs to life in Allen Mandelbaum's magnificent translation.Homer's masterpiece tells the story of Odysseus, the ideal Greek hero, as he travels home to Ithaca after the Trojan War-a journey of ten years and countless thrilling adventures. Rich in Greek folklore and myth, featuring gods and goddesses, monsters and sorceresses, The Odyssey has enchanted listeners around the world for thousands of years. Mandelbaum's robust, romantic, lyrical translation has an openness and immediacy unsurpassed by any other. Read aloud, it is a wonderful way to experience this enduring classic.
No BioDerek Jacobi is a celebrated actor, having won a Tony Award for Much Ado About Nothing, and an Emmy award for Graham Greene's The Tenth Man. Jacobi is perhaps best known for his brilliant portrayal of the Emperor in the miniseries I Claudius.Homer was probably born around 725BC on the Coast of Asia Minor, now the coast of Turkey,...
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Title:The OdysseyFormat:Audio Book (CD)Dimensions:1 pages, 5.94 × 5.06 × 1.65 inPublished:June 16, 2000Publisher:Highbridge CompanyLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:156511423X

ISBN - 13:9781565114234

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from Tale older than time I read Homer’s Odyssey for a course I took in university on Greek and Roman mythology. I only had a vague idea of the story before then so I was really glad to finally sit down and read and analyze it. Odysseus is an interesting character and I enjoyed following his years-long journey home after the Trojan War.
Date published: 2017-10-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Gorgeous! A classic bound in a stunning cloth cover! exceptional quality!
Date published: 2017-06-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great classic, definitely worth the read. Awesome story and captivating for all ages.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great classic, definitely worth the read. Awesome story and captivating for all ages.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Great classic, definitely worth the read. Awesome story and captivating for all ages.
Date published: 2017-06-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent book Great classic, definitely worth the read. Awesome story and captivating for all ages.
Date published: 2017-06-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from beautiful illustration of a classic. A great addition for any Classicist with children!
Date published: 2017-02-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful book While this book is a classic that should be read, it's also beautiful and looks fantastic on my shelf!
Date published: 2017-01-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Beautiful In my life, I can say I have been sincerily affected by no more than four books. This is one of them. The Odyssey is a majestic masterpiece. There is no better tale of perserverance, fate interrupted and challenge. Odysseus' voyage home is inspirational and to be quite honest, the challenges he faces and how he faces them have never been so relevant in a world of chaos and short sightedness. I would recommend this for any individual- the messages are hugely relevant.
Date published: 2016-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful I received this as a gift and put off reading it for a while but I am so glad that I got around to it now! A truly amazing story.
Date published: 2016-11-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect in every way... I haven't read the book - maybe one day - as I bought books from this series purely for their beauty. And they didn't disappoint. A must for any collector.
Date published: 2011-09-15