Translation by Ian Johnston, Vancouver Island University, Nanaimo, British Columbia, Canada. For information about copyright, use the following link: Copyright. This translation is available in the form of a published book from Richer Resources Publications, and as a complete recording from Naxos Audiobooks. If you would like a Word file of this complete translation, please contact Ian Johnston (there is no charge for the file).

Last revised April 2010

If you would like the entire text of this translation of the Odyssey in one single Word file, please contact Ian Johnston (there is no charge for this file)

An abridged test of the Odyssey is available via this link: Abridged Odyssey

List of English Translations of the Iliad and Odyssey
Lecture on the Odyssey

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Book One: Athena Visits Ithaca
Book Two: Telemachus Prepares for his Voyage
Book Three: Telemachus Visits Nestor in Pylos
Book Four: Telemachus Visits Menelaus in Sparta
Book Five: 
Odysseus Leaves Calypso's Island and Reaches Phaeacia
Book Six: Odysseus and Nausicaa
Book Seven: Odysseus at the Court of Alcinous in Phaeacia
Book Eight: Odysseus is Entertained in Phaeacia
Book Nine: Ismarus, the Lotus Eaters, and the Cyclops 
Book Ten: Aeolus, the Laestrygonians, and Circe
Book Eleven: Odysseus Meets the Shades of the Dead
Book Twelve: The Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis, The Cattle of the Sun
Book Thirteen: Odysseus Leaves Phaeacia and Reaches Ithaca
Book Fourteen: Odysseus Meets Eumaeus
Book Fifteen: Telemachus Returns to Ithaca
Book Sixteen: Odysseus Reveals Himself to Telemachus
Book Seventeen: Odysseus Goes to the Palace as a Beggar
Book Eighteen: Odysseus and Irus the Beggar
Book Nineteen: Eurycleia Recognizes Odysseus
Book Twenty: Odysseus Prepares for his Revenge
Book Twenty-One: The Contest With Odysseus' Bow
Book Twenty-Two: The Killing of the Suitors
Book Twenty-Three: Odysseus and Penelope
Book Twenty-Four: Zeus and Athena End the Fighting


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