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The Odyssey of Homer - Macmillan, 1881


Title: The Odyssey
Author: Homer
Publisher: Macmillan & Co.
Publication Date: 1881
Format: Hardback
Condition: This book is in good condition for its age with wear to the boards mainly to the spine ends and corners. Loose front endpapers and title page and tanned pages.

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Reader's note

Vintage, decorative and blue, this 1881 edition of The Odyssey of Homer would make a lovely addition to any bookshelf! This 1881 edition has ben translated into English by S. H. Butcher who has also written the preface. 'The Odyssey is generally supposed to be somewhat the later in date of the two most ancient Greek poems which are concerned with the events and consequences of the Trojan war. As to the actual history of that war, it may be said that nothing is known. We may conjecture that some contest between peoples of more or less kindred stocks, who occupied the isles and the eastern and western shores of the Aegean, left a strong impression on the popular fancy...'