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The Odyssey (Bloomsbury Revelations) by [Homer]
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An excellent version... it may well prove the translation for this and the next generation.
- Sir Roger Tomkys, Anglo-Hellenic Review

Martin Hammond s new version is clearly a labour of love and a wonderful achievement as it has none [of the faults of other versions] and although it is in prose, if read aloud the prose transforms itself into poetry. It is as close to the Greek as it is possible to get and keeps all the formulaic patterns so that the music of the original shines out and rings in the ear.....It is instilled with magic Mediterranean light.....I have now read it seven times and find I get more from each re-reading
- William Cookson, AGENDA

Hammond s admirable translation....is remarkably successful in combining accuracy with a lively and highly readable style
- A.F.Garvie, Classical Review

Hammond succeeds admirably in presenting a translation that is easy and enjoyable to read and faithful to Homer
- D.M.Goldstein, Bryn Mawr Classical Review

This is a magnificent piece of work....I enjoyed reading [Hammond s] Odyssey enormously. It is more years than I care to think since I read the work from end to end. Hammond s translation moved me to do so within a day, and that is a tribute indeed. This is a first-class work which should give pleasure to both those who read Greek and those who do not and deserves to attract many to read Homer for whom that is as yet a pleasure in store --Dr John Moore, Conference and Common Room

About the Author

Homer is known only as the author of the The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two epic poems of the Trojan War and its aftermath that mark the birth of Western culture. Nothing is known of his life.

Martin Hammond was Head of Classics at Eton College, UK, and subsequently Master in College. Since 1990 he has been Headmaster of Tonbridge School, UK. He is the translator of the Penguin Classics edition of Homer's The Iliad.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1322 KB
  • Print Length: 352 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1472532481
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Academic; 1 edition (19 Jun. 2014)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00KJDZRA6
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #695,321 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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