Homer's Odyssey is the sequel to the Iliad, and it's synonymous with epic adventure. Once again we're faced with some potential Greco-Roman confusion, as the hero this time is Odysseus, or Ulysses, depending on one's language. Either way this poem focuses on our hero's long journey home after the 10 year Trojan War. Thinking he was dead, many suitors tried to get up on Odysseus' woman in his absence, but eventually his story is told to her: he has been to the ends of the earth and back, and is trying to return to his love.
It seems a likely story, such as one might make up when asked "Where have you BEEN for 10 years?" Odysseus: "So there I was... fighting a Cyclops, and I tell him my name is 'nobody,' and when I instruct my men to attack him he shouts 'Help, nobody is attacking me!' And no one came to help. Ah that was a good one. Honey?" That 2800 year old joke and more can be found in Homer's epic, the Odyssey.
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February 06, 2014
One of my favorite books to read i recomend to every one
November 15, 2013
This book is the fuckin longest ass book i have ever read
October 22, 2013
I love homer
July 03, 2013
I expected something else...
April 25, 2013
April 15, 2013
This is not the best translation by any means.
April 05, 2013
Without prior knowledge of Classical Studies I can see how confusing this book could become but it is a masterpiece in every right, even without a scrap of knowledge and could easily be enjoyed by anyone. Maybe my favourite story of all time~
February 24, 2013
Its good but a bit confusing
January 29, 2013
I love the greek and roman culture because it is facinating to read all the legends and stories
January 29, 2013
I love greek culture
October 25, 2012
October 24, 2012
Really best book of homer i loved it
September 23, 2012
I am an avid reader and this classic has kept me enthralled from start to finish, just could not put it down.
September 18, 2012
August 31, 2012
Read this thousands of times love it best ever also written thousands of years ago
August 06, 2012
My uncle use to sit me on his lap and tell me the story of Odysseus and th Trojan War. When i was older he gave me his hardback copy by Homer. When i read it the book opened a whole new world for me of Gods and Goddesses. This book is timeless and I can't wait to read it again.
July 29, 2012
Who do carrots think they are?
June 06, 2012
I have read many books in my life so far (as a 7th grader) and this is one of my favorites it is astonishing to read it and is really an epic epic
May 13, 2012
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March 15, 2012
Read this epic years ago while at university. Now having different experience reading in e-book form with all the advantages like dictionary, highlight, etc.
January 21, 2012
One of the best greek stories i've ever read!
December 27, 2011
I just can't get past the fact that the epic is not formatted as an epic. This is supposed to be set up as poetry w/ line #s. Robert Fagles's translation puts this one to shame. Still a wonderful story, but something's missing.
November 10, 2011
I have always wanted to read this and now that I have it was everything I imagined!
May 12, 2011
Definitely one of my early favourites .