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Why Should You Read Homers' Odyssey?

Odyssey is an epic poem written by Homer around 800 B.C.E. It tells the story of Odysseus after the Trojan War. Odysseus, after the Achaeans win the War against Trojans, wants to travel back to his native land, Ithaca. 673 more words

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Homers' Odyssey - Book XIII

Odysseus finishes telling his stories to the Phaeacians and their king, Alcinous, at the end of book XII. Now the hosts prepare his crew and his ship full of gifts. 554 more words

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Homers' Odyssey - Book XI

In book X, Circe urged Odysseus to go to the Underworld to find Tiresias who will tell Odysseus how to return home safely. Odysseus is still telling his story to King Alcinous. 1,384 more words

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Homers' Odyssey - Book IX

At the end of Book VIII Odysseus is invited to a feast in his honor with King Alcinous. King Alcinous finally asks to know him, learn his story. 1,715 more words

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Homers' Odyssey - Book V

At the end of book IV, we left Telemachus on the way back home, an ambush awaiting him. But now we will leave him there and finally talk about the adventures of our hero, Odysseus. 912 more words

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Oh, Poseidon...

The sorcerer explained to me that magic and time were fluid, like water.

He said those who honed their talents might someday touch the gods. 28 more words