The Odyssey - Homer

The Odyssey

By Homer

  • Release Date - Published: 2010-04-01
  • Book Genre: Poetry
  • Author: Homer
Our rating: 5/5 stars

4 Score: 4 (From 966 Ratings)

The Odyssey Homer read online review & book description:

An Apple Books Classic edition.

Homer’s eighth-century epic poem is a companion to The Iliad. It tells the story of Odysseus, who journeys by ship for 10 years after the Trojan War, trying to make his way back home to Ithaca. Homer’s work was intended to be performed out loud, so it’s a masterful example of poetic meter and rhythm. But above all, ;The Odyssey is a story of adventure-and true love.

Odysseus has been gone for 20 years, and he longs to reclaim his role as king and reunite with his beloved, faithful Queen Penelope. During his absence, hundreds of suitors have eaten his food, lived in his home, and even plotted to kill his son. But before he can confront his enemies at home, Odysseus must fight a cyclops, escape after being imprisoned by a lovesick nymph, and confront the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis. As if that wasn’t enough, the gods take their grudges out on him, adding obstacles to suit their whims. Will Odysseus ever get home? And what will he find once he does? Within the pages of this ancient Greek classic are the origins for many of the myths we’re familiar with today. Pick up a copy and meet Odysseus, Homer’s timeless hero.

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Posted Reviews

  • LOL

    4
    By Cody801
    I love how with this book In particular, people want to pat themselves on the back for how fast they read it or how young they are/were when they read it.
  • bad.

    1
    By romans against odysseus
    Odysseus is a liar. He lies to his wife, he lies constantly. he is weak and a coward. stinky ugly bastard man.
  • Eh not great

    1
    By Sido88
    Boo boo
  • Good book

    5
    By Kyky12345 56
    Good book
  • The Homer the great

    5
    By Gary Carter kid
    Homer made the book well thought and plus he was blind and made a cool and awesome story about the BATTLE OF TROY!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Over all the book is the bomb that exploded in greatness
  • Use SparkNotes to Enjoy

    4
    By mrjunuh
    I'm glad I read it, but don't be fooled that you can read this translation without some type of Spark/CliffNotes.
  • Pathetic.

    1
    By Flaws 2 Fatal
    Watered down beyond recognition, and why does it rhyme? Doesn't deserve to exist lol
  • What the DUECE

    1
    By KourtneyW23
    This book sucked. I had to read it for 9th grade. Who the heck likes Mythology? Weirdos.
  • 4/5

    4
    By Coltman98
    This is a sequal to the Iliad and follows Odysseus as he travels from Troy. After being gone he is assumed dead and his family will have to fight their own battles. Odysseus on his travels home will test the Greek Gods and himself on his journey to his home, Ithica. This book is good for following the Iliad, but dissapoints with how slowly the book starts. Over all, I recommend this to anyone who is a fan of Homer.
  • Torture

    1
    By AlexArtivity
    I had to read this over the summer for school and it was absolute torture! I couldn't wait to get to the end! Absolutely hated it. I don't even know how people say they "enjoy" it.

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