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The Odyssey

Homer

The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The Odyssey is a fundamental work in the modern Western canon, being the oldest extant piece of Western literature, second to the Iliad. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th centur...
Publish Date
2020
July 15
First Published in 700
Goodreads rating
3.77
ISBN
9780140268867
Recommendations
5
Recommendations
Dec 04, 2015
And not just because there are so many great barbecue scenes. (Henry Fielding called “The Odyssey” “Homer’s wonderful book about eating,” and wasn’t too far off.) But there’s lots to learn about story structure too, and why it’s often a good idea to begin in the middle.      source
There’s something beautiful about The Odyssey because Ulysses is on the boat and then he’ll have this incredible adventure. But then he gets to get back on the boat and move on. It allows him to be both engaged, but also a bit distracted.      source
Aug 06, 2020
Good book to read this summer. The #Iliad by #Homer. Aside from the Old Testament Homer's Iliad and Odyssey are the oldest written masterpieces of Western Civilization. Exciting stories about life and death, gods and heroes and war.      source
Selected Books for the Manual for Civilization      source