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VINE VOICEon 24 June 2015
The Trojan War is over and one of our hero kings is lost. His son (Telemachus) travels to find any information about his father's fait. His wife (Penelope) must cunningly hold off suitors that are eating them out of house and home.

If he ever makes it home, Odysseus will have to detect those servants loyal from those who are not. One absent king against rows of suitors; how will he give them their just desserts? We look to Bright Eyed Pallas Athena to help prophecy come true.

Interestingly all the tales of monsters and gods on the sea voyage was told by Odysseus. Notice that no one else survives to tell the tale. Therefore, we have to rely on Odysseus' word.

Many movies took sections of The Odyssey, and expanded them to make interesting stories those selves.

Not just the story but also the way in which it is told will keep you up late at night reading.
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on 3 January 2014
The Odyssey isnt a high-falutin text with poetic or literary language. Its vey simple language and it has to go fast. Butler doesnt fulfil all these criteria but he does enough to make this version very readable. Even though he suffers from being 113 years old. No-one today is likely to translate the Greek gods' names into Roman versions for example.
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on 21 April 2013
Helpful as a refresher on the poems. I obviously don't have the serious study brain I used to as I found it quite difficult to keep my concentration and understanding - my weakness, not the books.
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on 5 May 2012
Stunning work, i read if often, but remember it is poetry and quite big so it takes some time to read it all
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on 2 June 2013
Obviously been scanned from a book using not very good OCR software - and not proof read at all. Consequently, full of daft typos and too frustrating to read. Cost nothing, worth nothing.
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