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The Odyssey

The Odyssey( 1 customer ratings | )
Author: Homer,
ISBN:978-1-4995-1242-7
Publication Date:May 2014
Publisher:CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $7.99
Book Description:

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy.It takes Odysseus ten years to return to his native land of Ithaca after ten years of war; during his 20-year absence, his son Telemachus and his wife Penelope must deal with a group of unruly suitors who have...
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Book Details
Pages:194
Detailed Subjects: Poetry / General
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):8.5 x 11 x 0.44 Inches
Book Weight:1.27 Pounds
Author Biography
Homer (Author)
Homer is the author of The Iliad and The Odyssey, the two greatest Greek epic poems. Nothing is known about Homer personally; it is not even known for certain whether there is only one true author of these two works. Homer is thought to have been an Ionian from the 9th or 8th century B.C. While historians argue over the man, his impact on literature, history, and philosophy is so significant as to be almost immeasurable.

The Iliad relates the tale of the Trojan War, about the war between Greece and Troy, brought about by the kidnapping of the beautiful Greek princess, Helen, by Paris. It tells of the exploits of such legendary figures as Achilles, Ajax, and Odysseus. The Odyssey recounts the subsequent return of the Greek hero Odysseus after the defeat of the Trojans. On his return trip, Odysseus braves such terrors as the Cyclops, a one-eyed monster; the Sirens, beautiful temptresses; and Scylla and Charybdis, a deadly rock and whirlpool. Waiting for him at home is his wife who has remained faithful during his years in the war. Both the Iliad and the Odyssey have had numerous adaptations, including several film versions of each.

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