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    Homer - Odyssey (Books I-XII): Volume III (Odyssey, I-XII) (Hardback) By (author) Homer, Edited by T. W. Allen, Volume editor D. B. Monro

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    DescriptionBy its evocation of a real or imaged heroic age, its contrasts of character and its variety of adventure, above all by its sheer narrative power, the Odyssey has won and preserved its place among the greatest tales in the world. It tells of Odysseus' adventurous wanderings as he returns from the long war at Troy to his home in the Greek island of Ithaca, where his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus have been waiting for him for twenty years. He meets a one-eyed giant, Polyphemus the Cyclops; he visits the underworld; he faces the terrible monsters Scylla and Charybdis; he extricates himself from the charms of Circe and Calypso. After these and numerous other legendary encounters he finally reaches home, where, disguised as a beggar, he begins to plan revenge on the suitors who have for years been besieging Penelope and feasting on his own meat and wine with insolent impunity.


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    Title
    Homer - Odyssey (Books I-XII): Volume III
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Homer, Edited by T. W. Allen, Volume editor D. B. Monro
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 242
    Width: 126 mm
    Height: 186 mm
    Thickness: 24 mm
    Weight: 340 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780198145318
    ISBN 10: 0198145314
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.7
    BIC subject category V2: DSC
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 11110
    BIC subject category V2: DSBB
    BIC language qualifier (language as subject) V2: 2AHA
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    LC classification: PA
    BISAC V2.8: PER000000
    DC22: 883.01
    Ingram Subject Code: PA
    B&T General Subject: 495
    Abridged Dewey: 809
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    DC21: 883.01
    BISAC V2.8: LIT004190
    BIC subject category V2: 2AHA
    Thema V1.0: DSBB, DSC, DCF
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Clarendon Press
    Publication date
    01 October 1993
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Back cover copy
    The Oxford Classical Texts, or Scriptorum Classicorum Bibliotheca Oxoniensis, are renowned for their reliability and presentation. The series consists of a text without commentary but with a brief apparatus criticus at the foot of each page.