The Odyssey

All parts of this translation, which has been prepared by Ian Johnston of Malaspina University-College, Nanaimo, BC, Canada, are in the public domain and may be used, in whole or in part, without permission and without charge, provided the source is acknowledged.  Released October 2004.

For Colleen

Table of Contents

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


Other Translations of Greek Texts Available on this Site

Aeschylus, Agamemnon
Aeschylus, Libation Bearers
Aeschylus, Eumenides
Aristophanes, Birds
Aristophanes, Clouds
Aristophanes, Frogs
Euripides, Bacchae
Euripides, Medea
Homer, Iliad
Sophocles, Ajax 
Sophocles, Antigone

Sophocles, Oedipus the King

Some Other Pages of Interest on this Site

Index to the Iliad
Lecture on Aeschylus' Oresteia
Lecture on Aristophanes' Clouds

Lecture on Euripides' Bacchae
Lecture on Homer's Odyssey
Lecture on Sophocles' Oedipus the King
Note on the House of Atreus
Note on the Trojan War

Essays on Homer's Iliad [in progress]

Back to johnstonia Home Page

Hit Counter for Odyssey Table of Contents
(from August 30, 2005)
Find A Lawyer
Find A Lawyer
Hit Counter for johnstonia Pages

View  Stats