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The Odyssey by HomerSamuel Butler
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The Odyssey

by HomerSamuel Butler

29 ratings, 9 reviews

The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, and 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 moved into Odysseus’ home to compete for Penelope’s hand in marriage, since most have assumed that Odysseus has died.

The poem is a fundamental text in the Western canon and continues to be read in both Homeric Greek and translations around the world.

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29 ratings, 9 reviews
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Michael Franklin

January 29, 2013

That was time well spent. Thanks to each for reading.

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Cristina Miller Cole

December 16, 2012

Love

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Caelin Taylor

November 08, 2012

I dont like the way some of the names were changed like Zeus and Odyssues

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Andrew Sotak

June 16, 2012

Awesome

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Temel Becer

June 02, 2012

Charmy

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Amber Dulyanai

April 12, 2012

As a dyslexic, I had no hope of reading a classic such as this. This is one book I've always wanted to read. This has truly been a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Thank you to anyone and everyone involved.

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Jim Krupnik

March 05, 2012

Pretty darn good... As to be expected, you have to put yourself in that moment of time in an effort to "get it", but from there on, it flows well, and is read reasonably well. Not great, all things considered, but damn good for amateurs. I really enjoyed it, and recommend it.

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Kori Young

February 28, 2012

It's good, just very long!

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Tasha Sydnor

February 21, 2012

Awesome book! And now i don't have to hurt my eyes to read it!