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The Odyssey

By Homer

Having spent ten years fighting in the Trojan War, Odysseus embarks on his journey back to Ithica. To get there he must deceive a giant Cyclops, face Poseidon's wrath, escape cannibalism, defeat the witch-goddess Circe, skirt the land of the Sirens, sail between a six-headed monster and a raging whirlpool, and escape captivity on the island of Calypso. But perhaps his biggest threat is his prolonged absence from home, as 108 suitors are vying for his wife's hand in marriage.

In this edition of Samuel Butler's translation, the names of the gods and characters have been restored from Latin to the original Greek.

About This Book

Paperback

  • ISBN: 9781926606125
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0
  • Page count: 240
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Hardcover

  • ISBN: 9781926606491
  • Dimensions: 6.0 x 9.0
  • Page count: 240
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  • Odysseus pouring wine into the giants bowl
  • The Sirens imploring Odysseus to stay
  • Odysseus shooting at Antinous

The Author

Homer

Homer is a legendary ancient Greek epic poet, traditionally said to be the author of the epic poems the Iliad and the Odyssey. The ancient Greeks generally believed that Homer was an historical individual, but most scholars are skeptical: no reliable biographical information has been handed down from classical antiquity and the poems themselves seem to represent the culmination of many centuries of oral story-telling and a well-developed formulaic system of poetic composition.