Annotations for Odyssey

Baker & Taylor
A translation of the epic poem retells the story of Odysseus's ten-year voyage home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.

Book News
Lombardo (classics, U. of Kansas) presents a new translation of the Greek epic, arranged in paragraphs to help distinguish the speeches from the narrative and from each other. Included in this volume is a substantial introduction pointing out historical and literary features, a map, a floor diagram, a glossary of names with meanings and pronunciation guides when appropriate, an index of speeches, and a list for further reading. The work is clearly meant to be used in classrooms, but also suffices for other libraries. Paper edition (unseen), $9.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Hackett Pub Co Inc

Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997Iliad.