The Folio Society, London, 1974. Hardcover. The book is in excellent condition, but does not come with a slipcase. The book includes numerous colour litographs by Elisabeth Frink.

 

The Odyssey is a fundamental work in the modern Western canon, being the oldest piece of Western literature, second to the Iliad. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myth), king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the Trojan War. In his absence, Odysseus is assumed to have died, due to which his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.

The Odyssey by Homer

£30.00Price
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