The Odyssey

The Odyssey Summary

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Homer’s eighth-century epic poem is a companion to The Iliad. It tells the story of Odysseus, who journeys by ship for 10 years after the Trojan War, trying to make his way back home to Ithaca. Homer’s work was intended to be performed out loud, so it’s a masterful example of poetic meter and rhythm. But above all, ;The Odyssey is a story of adventure-and true love.

Odysseus has been gone for 20 years, and he longs to reclaim his role as king and reunite with his beloved, faithful Queen Penelope. During his absence, hundreds of suitors have eaten his food, lived in his home, and even plotted to kill his son. But before he can confront his enemies at home, Odysseus must fight a cyclops, escape after being imprisoned by a lovesick nymph, and confront the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis. As if that wasn’t enough, the gods take their grudges out on him, adding obstacles to suit their whims. Will Odysseus ever get home? And what will he find once he does? Within the pages of this ancient Greek classic are the origins for many of the myths we’re familiar with today. Pick up a copy and meet Odysseus, Homer’s timeless hero.



Book Reviews

Mr. Recked

Good book4 star

Interesting read45

Cody801

LOL4 star

I love how with this book In particular, people want to pat themselves on the back for how fast they read it or how young they are/were when they read it.45

romans against odysseus

bad.1 star

Odysseus is a liar. He lies to his wife, he lies constantly. he is weak and a coward. stinky ugly bastard man.15

Sido88

Eh not great1 star

Boo boo15

Kyky12345 56

Good book5 star

Good book55

Gary Carter kid

The Homer the great5 star

Homer made the book well thought and plus he was blind and made a cool and awesome story about the BATTLE OF TROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Over all the book is the bomb that exploded in greatness55

mrjunuh

Use SparkNotes to Enjoy4 star

I'm glad I read it, but don't be fooled that you can read this translation without some type of Spark/CliffNotes.45

Flaws 2 Fatal

Pathetic.1 star

Watered down beyond recognition, and why does it rhyme? Doesn't deserve to exist lol15

KourtneyW23

What the DUECE1 star

This book sucked. I had to read it for 9th grade. Who the heck likes Mythology? Weirdos.15

Coltman98

4/54 star

This is a sequal to the Iliad and follows Odysseus as he travels from Troy. After being gone he is assumed dead and his family will have to fight their own battles. Odysseus on his travels home will test the Greek Gods and himself on his journey to his home, Ithica. This book is good for following the Iliad, but dissapoints with how slowly the book starts. Over all, I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Homer.45



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