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The Odyssey

By Butler, Samuel

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Title: The Odyssey  
Author: Butler, Samuel
Language: English
Subject: Literature, Literature & thought, Writing.
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Preface: This translation is intended to supplement a work entitled ?The Authoress of the Odyssey, which I published in 1897. I could not give the whole ?Odyssey? in that book without making it unwieldy, I therefore epitomised my translation, which was already completed and which I now publish in full. I shall not here argue the two main points dealt with in the work just mentioned; I have nothing either to add to, or to withdraw from, what I have there written. The points in question are: (1) that the ?Odyssey? was written entirely at, and drawn entirely from, the place now called Trapani on the West Coast of Sicily, alike as regards the Phaeacian and the Ithaca scenes; while the voyages of Ulysses, when once he is within easy reach of Sicily, solve themselves into a periplus of the island, practically from Trapani back to Trapani, via the Lipari islands, the Straits of Messina, and the island of Pantellaria.

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Table of Contents: The Odyssey, 1 -- Homer (Translated by Samuel Butler), 1 -- Preface to First Edition, 1 -- Preface to Second Edition, 5 -- Book II, 11 -- Book III, 16 -- Book IV, 22 -- Book V, 32 -- Book VI, 37 -- Book VII, 41 -- Book VIII, 46 -- Book IX, 52 -- Book X, 59 -- Book XI, 66 -- Book XII, 73 -- Book XIII, 79 -- Book XIV, 84 -- Book XV, 90 -- Book XVI, 97 -- Book XVII, 102 -- Book XVIII, 110 -- Book XIX, 115 -- Book XX, 122 -- Book XXI, 127 -- Book XXII, 132 -- Book XXIII, 138 -- Book XXIV, 142


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