Spencer Chang's Reviews > The Odyssey
Spencer Chang's review
Sep 14, 2020
gave this another try since it had been so long since I read it in high school. Even with the new version from Emily Wilson (which is more understandable, modern, and full of rich contextual information), as much as I enjoyed the story and some of the incredible imagery, I still felt a bit underwhelmed and wishing for the story to move faster at times (perhaps I came in with too high expectations). I really appreciate the Emily Wilson translation and would recommend anyone to use that one because it sets into context a lot of the terminology and history, uses clear and direct modernized language, and leverages out the tried iambic pentameter as a medium for an epic tale.
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June 14, 2020 – Started Reading
September 14, 2020 – Shelved
September 14, 2020 – Finished Reading