Critics’ Reviews

“This is a lovely translation—clear and accessible: it captures the flow of the Greek, it is accurate in handling subtle nuances of that language, and it gives the story a brisk and powerful pace. This significantly shortened edition conveys the essential elements of the story and should be especially welcome for some readers and classroom settings.” — Miles Beckwith, Iona College

“Ian Johnston’s abridged version of his translation of Homer’s Odyssey is an accessible and highly convenient text for use on courses of many different kinds. Comprising forty per cent of the original poem, the text both captures the essential elements of the narrative and makes it manageable for courses with other texts. The introduction is both brief and mostly complete in its range, and is supported by an excellent glossary and collection of parallel literary texts.” — Murray McArthur, University of Waterloo

Posted on October 25, 2019