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The Odyssey (New ed)

By: Homer

Part of the Collins classics series
0007420099 / 9780007420094
Paperback
883'.01
01/01/2011
Stock expected by 04/04/2020
England
320 p.
General (US: Trade)  Learn More
Quiz No: 212043, Points 24.00, Book Level 10.30,
Upper Years - Key Stage 3 Learn More

HarperCollins is proud to present its new range of best-loved, essential classics. `Alas that mortalsShould blame the gods!

From us, they say,All evils come. Yet they themselvesIt is who through defiant deedsBring sorrow on them-far more sorrowThan fate would have them bear.' Attributed to the blind Greek poet, Homer, The Odyssey is an epic tale about cunning and strength of mind.

It takes its starting point ten years after the fall of the city of Troy and follows its Greek warrior hero Odysseus as he tries to journey to his home of Ithaca in northwest Greece after the Greek victory over the Trojans. On his travels, Odysseus comes across surreal islands and foreign lands where he is in turn challenged and supported by those that he meets on his travels as he attempts to find his way back home in order to vanquish those who threaten his estate.

In turn, his son Telemachus has to grow up quickly as he attempts to find his father and protect his mother from her suitors. Dealing with the universal themes of temptation and courage, the epic journey that Odysseus undertakes is as meaningful today as it was almost 3,000 years ago when the story was composed.

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DB Classical texts, DCF Poetry by individual poets

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