Book :: The Odyssey

The Odyssey
By: Homer
Pages: 560
Published: 800 BCE
Genre(s): Poetry
Mythology
Fantasy
Rating: (12)

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forline forline

Read and re-read! And, cruised part of the voyage....

Jan 5th, 2018

Portia Portia

May 31st, 2017

amessina3399 amessina3399

Jan 12th, 2017

Aaron Sztrakoniczky Aaron Sztrakoniczky

Epic, should be read by everyone.

Aug 3rd, 2016

bryanoz bryanoz

Jun 19th, 2015

Caro60 Caro60

I have been in love with greek and roman mythology for years but this is the first time I have read one of the sources for them. I think I feared that the writing style would be too 'antique'. I was delightfully surprised by Fagles' translation and found this to be a fascinating read and gave flesh and depth to many of the myths I thought I knew.

May 10th, 2015

Gitsy Gitsy

Jan 18th, 2015

Tim35 Tim35

This is a romantic adventure where a man perseveres to reunite with his wife through harsh travels.

Jul 15th, 2014

Fede Fede

Mar 12th, 2014

mariamitica mariamitica

Aug 20th, 2013

bluestocking bluestocking

The Odyssey is a classic for a reason. After all, it's essentially the father of all travel novels and road movies. It is a great introduction to ancient Greek literature (which is much more accessible and fun that many people believe) and Greek mythology. It's a story with something for everyone - a little bit of humor, a little bit of tragedy, some action and adventure, some romance, and plenty of blood and guts.

Jun 23rd, 2013

ivana037 ivana037

Apr 3rd, 2013

The Odyssey appears on these lists...

8th on Top 100 Books by Newsweek

92nd on Top 100 Books by Harvard Book Store