Now available in paperback, this is the final instalment of a three-volume presentation in English of a commentary on Homer's Odyssey compiled by an international team of scholars and published in Italian under the auspices of the Fondazione Lorenzo Valla. In this volume the commentary by Russo (books xvii-xx), Fernandez-Galiano (books xxi-xxii), and Huebeck (books xxiii-xxiv) is preceded by introductions dealing with the books in question. For this English version the introduction and commentary have been thoroughly revised and adapted to the text of T. W. Allen in the Oxford Classical Texts series. There is also a consolidated index at the end of this volume.
'The four books handled by Russo are the high point of the whole series ... Russoe pays considerable attention to the Odyssey's poetic and narrative content ... His literary interpretation has a psychological slant that is supported very well by the text and should not appear too speculative to most readers.'
Scott Richardson, St John's University, Collegeville, The Classical Outlook, Fall 1993
`Enormous value ... will become the standard commentary on the Odyssey for the twenty-first century.'
Series: Clarendon Paperbacks : Book 3
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 12th August 1993
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0
Weight (kg): 0.62