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The Odyssey of Man

Advantages: Adventurous, romantic, beaustifully written
Disadvantages: Really annoying hero, really bad ending

The Odyssey is one of the greatest pieces of literature of all time, and the poem people think of when the word “epic” comes up. But while it is an amazing piece of literature from the point of view of the scholar, and anyone wanting to read it in detail ...

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Was this ever meant to be read at all?

Advantages: One of the greatest stories of all time
Disadvantages: Odysseus is such an unsatisfactory hero

The Odyssey - the story of Odysseus' wanderings as he attempts to return to Ithaca, his home, and to his wife Penelope and son Telemachus. He is returning, of course, from the Trojan War and the troubles that beset him have become the foundation for a ver ...

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Doh... not that Homer...

Advantages: Epic story, excellent translation, scholarly work
Disadvantages: Not an easy read

** Please note that the book I am reviewing is the Penguin Classics edition, ISBN 0-14-044556-0, translated by D.C.H.Rieu and first published in 1991. ** Homer's Odyssey is reckoned as one of the earliest works of Western literature (the book's back ...

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A Timeless Classic

Advantages: ONE OF THE GREATEST EPIC POEMS OF ALL TIMES FAGLES BRINGS TO LIFE THIS MASTERPIECE
Disadvantages: LONG

This was the greatest book I can say that I have ever read. I am very much into reading, and love to curl up with a good book. I do not think I would have picked this one on my own though, I enjoy Dean Koontz and authors like that, however I took a humani ...

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An Epic Classic

Advantages: Educational but Entertaining
Disadvantages: the language may date dependent on translation

Based on the Epic poems of the travelling minstrels of Ancient Greece. Homer centuries later put the Odyssey and Iliad to paper. Where the Iliad is based on the Trojan War, and the Greece sacking of Troy, the Odyssey focuses on the perilous journey of Od ...

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