Rodney Merrill reads the Odyssey in his translation. In the Afterword he introduces the poem and explains his use of a strict dactylic-hexameter meter like that of the ancient oral epic. The book itself, published by the University of Michigan Press, may be previewed on the Press's website at https://www.press.umich.edu/17216/odyssey/?s=description.
Translated and read by Rodney Merrill
Recorded by Derek Bianchi, MuscleTone Studio, Berkeley, California
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Proem; the gods in council; Athena goes to Ithaka, and Telémachos greets her.
The suitors dine; Athena advises Telémachos to seek news of his father
Penelope appears; Telémachos bids her to return and scolds the suitors.
In assembly Telémachos complains of the suitors, Antínoös of Penelope.
Halithérses warns them; Telémachos tells of his voyage; Mentor scolds them.
Athena encourages Telémachos; Antínoös tries to soothe him; he sets forth.