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The book provides a translated version of the classic poem by homer titled The Odyssey which was published centuries before. This book titled The Odyssey of Homer has been translated by Allen Mandelbaum who is an American professor and a well-known translator. His translation of this classic by Homer is widely acclaimed and considered one of the best. The term Odyssey means “trouble” in Greek, and so the book was titled, “The Odyssey” because of the various troubles faced by the people at that period of time.
What makes this book stand out?
Realism and clear usage of words make this book a true winner.
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The translation by Allen Mandelbaum is known to be the most realistic ones compared to the others. Simplicity is that one word which aptly describes the translation of Allen Mandelbaum.
Don't read it for
Footnotes might be confusing