The Odyssey

A New Verse Translation

Homer (Author), Albert Cook (Translator, Brown University)


A retelling of Homer's epic that describes the adventures of the hero Odysseus as he encounters many monsters and other obstacles on his journey home from the Trojan War.

"It is always a real pleasure to read a translation which adheres to one basic, important principle, to reflect faithfully what the poet says. Professor Cook's translation does just that.... This is a literal translation, following the original line for line. These lines scan easily and move rapidly, thus reproducing one of the special delights of Homeric style.... Recommended highly." —Francis D. Lazenby, Classics Department, University of Notre Dame

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • February 1968
  • ISBN 978-0-393-00744-2
  • 5.2 × 8.4 in / 352 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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