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The Odyssey


A true classic of Western literature

Audience Grades 9+; used in Classical Conversations communities in Challenge IV
Accessibility Most students will require minimal guidance
Preparation None required
Ease of Use Regular print with genealogy charts, pronunciation glossary, and translation notes at the end. This edition has the same line numbers as those used in Heroes of the City of Man.
Author Homer; prose translation by Robert Fagles
Page Count 485
Format Perfect bound; paperback
Publication Date 1997

General Description

The sequel to Homer’s Iliad, the Odyssey tells the story of wise Odysseus’s long voyage home. The epitome of an adventure, Odysseus’s journey takes him into the presence of giants, sirens, whirlpools, and more. Through it all, Odysseus displays his characteristic wiliness and ability to lead. Meanwhile, Odysseus’s wife, Penelope, sits at home among military guests, biding her time with clever tricks of her own. This classic will lead students to consider the virtues of a true leader, the importance of the journey, and the value of home. 

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