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The Odyssey (Wisehouse Classics Edition) - Homer

The Odyssey (Wisehouse Classics Edition)

By: Homer

Paperback

Published: 15th September 2017
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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 work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon, and is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature; the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.

The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths), king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed Odysseus has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres (Greek: Μνηστῆρες) or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.

ISBN: 9789176372944
ISBN-10: 9176372944
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 432
Published: 15th September 2017
Publisher: Wisehouse Classics
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 2.4
Weight (kg): 0.63