Homer's epic tale of travel, monsters and Gods in an accessible translation by W.H.D. Rouse. Richly imagined by the blind bard around 900 B.C.E., Homer's story follows Odysseus on a decade-long journey as he flees Cyclops, angers his gods, resists the Sirens, averts his eyes from Medusa and docks in exotic cities - ever longing to return to his wife and son. Read the epic story in this accessibly, lively and compelling translation, w available in an affordable Signet edition.
Deborah Steiner is Professor of Greek at Columbia University. She was raised in England, holds degrees from Harvard, Oxford, and the University of California, Berkeley, and is the author of several books on Greek literature and culture of the archaic and classical period.