"Saïd carefully guides the reader between the classic's history and fiction, demonstrating its astonishing complexity and unity and defining the many figures of otherness by which the Greeks of the archaic period defined themselves. Highly recommended."--R. Cormier, CHOICE
"Saïd should be praised for writing an admirably balanced, informative, and thought-provoking introduction to the Odyssey. It is perhaps no exaggeration to say that his book marks a step ahead from other relevant attempts, since it masterfully avoids extreme positions that would trouble the inexperienced reader, without at the same time becoming simplistic and unsophisticated."--Christos Tsagalis, Bryn Mawr Classical Review
About the Author
Suzanne Saïd is Professor of Classics at Columbia University.