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The Odyssey
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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group 2005
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OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Reading Level:
IL: UG - BL: 10.3 - AR Pts: 24
Lexile measure:
1130L
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Description
The Odyssey is literature's grandest evocation of every man's journey through life. In the myths and legends that are retold here, the energy and poetry of Homer's original is captured in a bold, contemporary idiom, giving us an edition of The Odyssey that is a joy to listen to, worth savoring treasuring for its sheer lyrical mastery. This audiobook is sure to delight both the classicist and the general reader, and to captivate a new generation of Homer's students.From the Compact Disc edition.
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Street Date:
11/29/2005
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781101975978
Reading Level:
UG
Level 10.3, 24 Points
Lexile measure:
1130
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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer. (2005). The Odyssey. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Homer. 2005. The Odyssey. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Homer, The Odyssey. Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2005.

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Homer. The Odyssey. Unabridged Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group, 2005.

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        In the Iliad Homer sang of death and glory, of a few days in the struggle between the Greeks and the Trojans. Mortal men played out their fate under the gaze of the gods. The Odyssey is the original collection of tall traveller's tales. Odysseus, on his way home from the Trojan War, encounters all kinds of marvels from one-eyed giants to witches and beautiful temptresses. His adventures are many and memorable before he gets back to Ithaca and his faithful wife Penelope.

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From the Compact Disc edition.
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