The Odyssey by Homer

The Odyssey

By Homer

  • Release Date: 1999-04-24
  • Genre: Poetry
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The Odyssey (Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odýsseia) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second oldest extant work of Western literature, the Iliad being the oldest. It is believed to have been composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.

The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres (Greek: Μνηστῆρες) or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.


  • Terible

    By Daviughfeijgghefigjhefig
    Wow, this book blows. I hate it. I don't know why, but it's terrible. How could someone rite so teribley. I feeel like the gramar is horrendus. The literuture is too new too be a book riten by hoMer. That's my revew on thiss book.
  • 1/10 IGN

    By Verifirs
    I rekt this bo0k