The Odyssey

The Odyssey

George Herbert Palmer (March 9, 1842–May 7, 1933) was an American scholar and author. He was a graduate, and then professor at Harvard University. He is also known for his published works, like the translation of The Odyssey (1884) and others about education and ethics, such as The New Education (1887) and The Glory of the Imperfect (1898).

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Title:The Odyssey
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780143039952
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About Homer

In the Western classical tradition, Homer (Greek:


    The Odyssey Reviews

  • Stephen

    So my first “non-school related" experience with Homer’s classic tale, and my most powerful impression, beyond the overall splendor of the story, was...HOLY SHIT SNACKS these Greeks were a violent...

  • Alex

    "Okay, so here's what happened. I went out after work with the guys, we went to a perfectly nice bar, this chick was hitting on me but I totally brushed her off. Anyway we ended up getting pretty wrec...

  • Kalliope

    I have read The Odyssey three times. The first was not really a read but more of a listen in the true oral tradition. During embroidery class one of us, young girls on the verge of entering the teens,...

  • Glenn Russell

    Ever since I first read Homer’s epic describing the adventures of Odysseus back in my school days, three of those adventures fired my imagination: The Lotus Eaters, The Cyclops and the Sirens, most ...

  • Ana

    Oh Odysseus, how I love thee.. But, bro, you need to get a grip. ...

  • Renato Magalhes Rocha

    It's impossible not to smile when you start reading such a classic and, after only the first few pages, you realize and completely understand why it's regarded as one of the most important works in li...

  • Kevin Ansbro

    "I’m not normally a praying man, but if you’re up there, please save me, Superman!" —Homer (Simpson)Following James Joyce’s lead, I used Homer’s heroic story as inspiration and research for...

  • Trish

    The first line in Emily Wilson’s new translation of the Odyssey, the first by a woman scholar, is “Tell me about a complicated man.” In an article by Wyatt Mason in the NYT late last year, Wilso...

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    Κι αν πτωχική την βρεις, η Ιθάκη δεν σε γέλασε. Έτσι σοφός που έγινες, με τόση πείρα, ήδη θα το κατάλαβες η Ιθάκε...

  • Riku Sayuj

    I started this as I was told it is essential reading if I ever want to give a shot at reading Ulysses. I was a bit apprehensive and spent a long time deciding on which translation to choose. Finally i...