The Odyssey by 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 work traditionally ascribed to Homer. The poem is fundamental to the modern Western canon. Indeed it is the second—the Iliad being the first—extant work of Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the eighth century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek-speaking coastal region of what is now Turkey. The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home following the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, competing for Penelope's hand in marriage.

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The Odyssey of Homer Paperback 10676 $8.30 $1.99 2007
The Odyssey Paperback 1028 $10.15 $1.49 1999
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The Odyssey Abridged (hard cover) Hardcover 2568830 $18.95 2012
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Odyssey (Translated & Annotated) Kindle Edition 66113 $10.46 2010
Odyssey Audio CD 312291 $27.37 $27.36 2006
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The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation Hardcover 634318 $24.05 1998
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The Odyssey Audible Audio Edition 1318 $24.47 1999
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The Odyssey: By Homer & Illustrated (An Audiobook Free!) Paperback 684126 $6.57 2016
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The Odyssey: Color Illustrated, Formatted for E-Readers (Unabridged Version) Kindle Edition 93539 2015
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The Odyssey of Homer. Translated by Robert Fitzgerald. Hardcover 5267110 $3.00
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The Odyssey (Wordsworth Classics) Paperback 48790 $0.99 $0.37 2002
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The Odyssey (the Samuel Butler Prose Translation) Paperback 44750 $3.96 $1.99 2009
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The Odyssey: Filibooks Classics (Illustrated) Kindle Edition 52566 2015
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Odyssey Audible Audio Edition 17851 $20.20 2016
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The Odyssey (Everyman's Library Classics & Contemporary Classics) Hardcover 82747 $13.00 $3.80 1992
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The Odyssey of Homer (Full Cast Audio Theater Adaptation) Audio CD 685040 $29.95 $15.00 2012
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The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation Audio CD 616882 $21.39 $9.95 2014
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The Odyssey Audio CD 4239915 $87.00 $5.00
The Essential Odyssey (Hackett Classics) Kindle Edition 80878 2012
Classic Starts™: The Odyssey (Classic Starts™ Series) Hardcover 39677 $4.76 $1.15 2011
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The Odyssey: The Fitzgerald Translation Paperback 289902 $8.27 $2.48 1998
The Odyssey (Norton Critical Editions) Paperback 443600 $14.44 $3.79 1993
The Odyssey: A New Translation by Peter Green Hardcover 504317 $29.95 2018
The Odyssey - Literary Touchstone edition Paperback 372948 $4.99 $0.25 2006