Tell me, O muse, of that ingenious hero who traveled
far and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy...
So starts Homer's The
Odyssey, the classic account of the Greek hero Odysseus and his
ten-year journey home, following the glories and horrors of the Trojan War as
recounted in The Illiad.
In this prose retelling of Homer's epic poem, we follow Homer and his shipmates
as they weather one danger after another, from the sorceress Circe to the
one-eyed Cyclops, and the six-headed monster Scylla.
Replete with classic drawings and colourful illustrations, this beautiful new
edition of The Odyssey
is just as gripping to read now as when it was first told to rapt Greek
audiences 2,500 years ago.