This is a prose translation of the Odyssey. It is highly readable. I am only giving it 4 stars solely because Hammond had set himself a very high standard with his prose translation of the Iliad. His translation of Iliad has a very useful summary of the 24 books of the Iliad. Reading the summary before or after the text greatly enhances one’s enjoyment and understanding. It is indeed a pity such a useful device was not used for the Odyssey.