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Odyssey

by Homer
Course(s):"Carp 500"
Category: "Poetry"
Pages:311
Year of Publication:800 BC
Notes:A sequel to Iliad, the poem tells the story of Odysseus, the king of Ithaca, as he travels home from the Trojan War to recover his house and kingdom. On the way he has a series of adventures with a variety of characters; Calypso, Poseidon, Cyclops, Circe and the Sirens, Scylla and Charybdis. Meanwhile, his wife, Penelope and son, Telemachus, are struggling to maintain the kingdom.

COMMENTS — Homer may or may not have been a blind poet who may or may not have sung this poem about a war between the Myceneaens (Greeks) and the people who lived in a city that may or may not have been Troy. More than that we don’t know.
Average Rating: 6.2 out of 10 (15 ratings)

Reviews for Odyssey

Review - Odyssey

The Greek gods were real kooks. It's a wonder any mortals survived their little spats. I don't understand the reverence this book receives, or the claim that it is the best story ever written. It contains dozens of digressions, dozens of redundancies and more unpronounceable names than there were pages in the book. If Homer had stuck to the story of Odysseus and told it with dispatch, the book would have been 100 pages long and fairly exciting. Still, since it has lasted this long, I don't suppose it's going away soon. At least now I can say I read it.

Review - Odyssey

A funny thing happened on the way home from the Trojan War.
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