The Odyssey - Homer

The Odyssey

By Homer

  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Genre: Poetry
Score: 4
From 445 Ratings


The poem mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths) and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War.  In his absence, it is assumed he has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres (Greek: Μνηστῆρες) or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage.


  • Good book

    By Kyky12345 56
    Good book
  • The Homer the great

    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

    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.
  • What the DUECE

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

    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

    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.
  • Odyssey

    By Odd gyyvuvyuvyluful
    It was OK. I disliked all that poetry though. Otherwise, not terrible.
  • Love it

    By Telawert
    Best Greek myth book ever. I also recommend Percy Jackson by Rick Riordan.
  • Great!!!'

    By My name is SMARTY PANTS!!!
    GreAt book!! I read the whole thing and it's great!!!! GUESS what!, I'm ONLy 10!!!!! And it's a little more than 1,000 pages !!!!
  • Cool but long

    By Yankeedan11
    I loved it it's great for ages 12 and up only thing is that the intro is more than 100 pages and it's too long otherwise it's a great book! 