'I am Odysseus, son of Laertes, renowned/among all mankind for my stratagems, and my fame/reaches the very heavens.' Following his acclaimed version of the Iliad, Mitchell has produced this vigorous new translation of the other great Homeric epic. He renders the story of Odysseus' homeward journey in variable English pentameters, taking account of the latest scholarship on the Greek text and bringing to life the hero's world of shipwrecks, monsters, ghosts and gods. American cut pages. Felt-tip mark on upper trimmed edge.