The ODYSSEY of HOMER. Vol. III. Translated from the GREEK. (1725)
THE ODYSSEY OF HOMER (Vol. III)
Translated from the GREEK.
(Alexander Pope's Odyssey)
Printed for Bernard Lintot, London, 1725.
Epic poetry - Greek hero Odysseus
Vintage from the 1720s
The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is one of the oldest extant works of literature still widely read by modern audiences. It follows the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the Trojan War.
The English version of "The Odyssey" is Alexander Pope's 1725 translation. As Dr. Johnson said, it is "certainly the noblest version of poetry which the world has ever seen." This is that text as cast into Engish by Alexander Pope, one of the giants of English poetry.
Brown leather with five raised bands to the spine, with a single gilt flower in four boxes, and a gilt spine title and volume number in the other boxes. Heavily rubbed spine and corner edges, lightly rubbed/soiled cover and a secure binding with clean pages. Original owner name at the title page corner. Includes the TENTH BOOK through the FOURTEENTH BOOK. About 6-1/2 x 4 with 275 pp. plus five pages of ads. Few illustrations. Rare.