Lombardo's Odyssey offers the distinctive speed, clarity, and boldness that so distinguished his 1997 Iliad. From the translation: "And when the wine had begun to work on his mind, I spoke these sweet words to him: 'Cyclops You ask me my name, my glorious name, And I will tell it to you. Remember now, To give me the gift just as you promised. Noman is my name. They call me Noman- My mother, my father, and all my friends too.' He answered from his pitiless heart: 'Noman I will eat last after his friends. Friends first, him last. That's my gift to you.'"