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Odyssey: Odyssey

Homer

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Tell me, muse, of theman of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he had sacked troyssacred citadel. The Odyssey stands alone among the achievements ofWestern civilization as possibly the first, the most influential, and perhapstheMoreTell me, muse, of theman of many ways, who was driven far journeys, after he had sacked troyssacred citadel. The Odyssey stands alone among the achievements ofWestern civilization as possibly the first, the most influential, and perhapsthe greatest work of literature ever recorded.Conceived as an oral epic by the blind poet, Homer, in the 8th century B.C.E.,The Odyssey is the tale of one mans incredible courage, strength, andperseveranceagainst all odds. Returning victorious from the decade-long Trojan War,the heroic Odysseus must overcome angry gods, the dangers of wild andinhospitablelands, and his own stubborn pride if he is ever to see his wife and sonagain.Rich in detail and filled with humor, symbolism, and timeless reflectionson the human condition, The Odyssey is poetry that demands to be read aloudand cherished forever.Contents:Book IX: The sacking of the Kikonians, The Lotus Eaters, TheCyclops and Polyphemos, The escape of PolyphemosBook X: Aiolos and the bag of winds, Circes islandBook XI: The land of the deadBook XII: Skylla and Charybdis, The Sirens, the slaughteringof the cattle of Helios, Odysseus escape to Kalypsos islandSelections from Books IX, X, XI, and XIIAnthony Quayle was one of Britains most gifted and versatile actors.