Odysseus: A Life

Odysseus: A Life


By (author) Charles Rowan Beye


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  • Publisher: Hyperion
  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 135mm x 198mm x 15mm | 159g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2005
  • Publication City/Country: New York
  • ISBN 10: 0786888369
  • ISBN 13: 9780786888368
  • Edition: New edition
  • Edition statement: New edition
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,328,015

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A witty portrait of Odysseus, Homer's fictional Bronze Age hero, recounts his life and exploits as chronicled in Homer's epics The Iliad and The Odyssey, as well as in the works of Tennyson, Cavafy, and others, tracing the evolution of a remarkable literary figure through his diverse incarnations. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.

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Author information

Charles Rowan Beye is Distinguished Professor of Classics Emeritus at the City University of New York and has taught at Boston University, Stanford University, and Yale University. The author of numerous books and articles about the classics (particularly Homer and epic poetry), he divides his time between Cambridge, Massachusetts, and New York City.

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"A deep pleasure, entertaining, witty, informative, and full of pizzazz."