The Odyssey

The Fitzgerald Translation by Dan Stevens

  • Published: Aug 07, 2020

"In classical Greece men called rhapsodes memorized and recited "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." My own rhapsode is the English actor Dan Stevens, whom fans of "Downton Abbey" will know as Matthew Crawley. Hes been... read more

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Details of The Odyssey

Exact title of the book
The Odyssey
Book author
Dan Stevens
ISBN
9781427229434
Publisher
Macmillan Audio
Published
Sep 16, 2014
Language
English
Format
PDF, FB2, EPUB, MOBI
File size (in PDF)
about 1200 kB

Some brief overview of book

"In classical Greece men called rhapsodes memorized and recited "The Iliad" and "The Odyssey." My own rhapsode is the English actor Dan Stevens, whom fans of "Downton Abbey" will know as Matthew Crawley. Hes been performing the Robert Fitzgerald translation, and no Hellene could do it better." Wall Street Journal Robert Fitzgerald's translation of The Odyssey has been the standard translation for more than three generations of students and poets. Macmillan Audio is delighted to publish the first ever audio edition of this classic work, the greatest of all epic poems.

Fitzgerald's supple verse is ideally suited for audio, recounting the story of Odysseus' long journey back to his wife and home after the Trojan War. Homer's tale of love, adventure, food and drink, sensual pleasure, and mortal danger reaches the English-language listener in all its glory. In keeping with the oral tradition of the time, Dan Stevens, whose many celebrated performances include Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley, makes this epic tale come alive.

The listener becomes totally immersed in the adventure and drama of the story this is the way The Odyssey was meant to be experienced. Also included on the program is a portion of the poem read in ancient Greek so that listeners may experience the lyricism and music of the original language.

About author

FITZGERALD's versions of the Iliad, the Aeneid, and the Oedipus cycle of Sophocles (with Dudley Fitts) are also classics. At his death, in 1985, he was Boylston Professor of Rhetoric and Oratory at Harvard. Dan Stevens is a film, television, and theater actor whose many celebrated performances include Downton Abbey's Matthew Crawley.

On stage, Stevens has appeared in numerous Shakespeare productions for the Peter Hall Company as well as West End revivals of Arcadia and The Vortex. He starred in the 2012 Broadway hit The Heiress and is a regular columnist for the Daily Telegraph. His previous audio credits include Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and Ken Follett's Fall of Giants.

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