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Homer’s Odissea, ‘easy reader’ ebook, – 25% this first week!

Improve your Italian reading and listening skills with Odissea (attributed to Homer), a B2-level Italian ‘easy reader’, and a follow up to the B1-level L’Iliade that we published back in November.

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L’Odissea è un poema epico scritto in greco antico nell’VIII secolo a.C. Il titolo significa “le avventure di Odisseo” e, insieme all’Iliade, è uno dei testi fondamentali della storia occidentale.

Odisseo (che i Romani chiamano più tardi “Ulisse”) è il mitico re di un’isoletta greca chiamata Itaca. E’ nipote di Ermes, il dio greco degli imbrogli. Odisseo è molto curioso e astuto: ha un’intelligenza di tipo pratico che gli permette sempre di risolvere i problemi e salvarsi in situazioni difficili, che non mancano!

Ha affrontato dieci lunghi anni di guerra a Troia e, insieme agli altri re greci suoi alleati, ha finalmente preso la città (una parte di questa storia è raccontata nell’Iliade.) Finita la guerra, Odisseo deve affrontare un pericoloso viaggio per ritornare a casa…

Why read the Italian version of a classic of world literature? Well, why not? Sometimes a familiar tale is reassuring when faced with the complexities of reading and listening in the language you’re learning.

Besides, you can do both! We have ‘easy reader’ versions of some of the classics of Italian literature, too!

  • .pdf e-book (+ audio available free online)
  • .mobi (Kindle-compatible) and .epub (other ebook readers) available on request at no extra charge – just add a note to the order form or email us
  • introduction + 8 chapters to read and listen to
  • Comprehension questions to check your understanding
  • Italian/English glossary of ‘difficult’ terms for the level
  • Suitable for students at intermediate level or above
  • Download your Free Sample Chapter (.pdf)

Buy Odissea (B2) just £7.49 | FREE sample chapter (.pdf) | Catalog | World Literature | Italian literature

How do I access my ebook?

When your order is ‘completed’ (normally immediately after your payment), a download link will be automatically emailed to you. It’s valid for 7 days and 3 download attempts so please save a copy of the .pdf ebook in a safe place. Other versions of the ebook, where available, cannot be downloaded but will be emailed to people who request them. There’s a space to do that on the order form – where it says Additional information, Order notes (optional). If you forget, or if you have problems downloading the .pdf, don’t worry! Email us at the address on the website and we’ll help. Also, why not check out our FAQ?


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