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The Odyssey of Homer By Homer
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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths), king of Ithaca, and his journey... More > 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 Odysseus has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage. The Odyssey begins after the end of the ten-year Trojan War (the subject of the Iliad), and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war because he angered the god Poseidon. Odysseus' son Telemachus is about 20 years old and is sharing his absent father's house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men, "the Suitors", whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them, all the while reveling in Odysseus' palace and eating up his wealth...< Less
The Odyssey - Homer By Mark Carroll
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“The Odyssey” is the second of the two epic poems attributed to the ancient Greek poet Homer (the first being “The Iliad”), and usually considered the second extant work of... More > Western literature. It was probably composed near the end of the 8th Century BCE and is, in part, a sequel to “The Iliad”. It is widely recognized as one of the great stories of all time, and has been a strong influence on later European, especially Renaissance, literature. The poem focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) and his long journey home to Ithaca following the fall of Troy. His adventure-filled ten year journey took him through the Ionian Islands and the Peloponnese and as far away as Egypt and North Africa and the western Mediteranean, as the displeased sea-god Poseidon prevented him from reaching his home.< Less
The Odyssey by Homer By Steven Martinez
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This modern re-creation by Steven Martinez seeks to make Homer’s poem more approachable to the general reader. Centered on one man’s journey home, the narrative focuses on Ulysses’... More > harrowing struggle to reach his beloved wife Penelope, and his young son Telemachus, in the wake of the Trojan War. Combining themes of marital devotion, love, and family—set against the backdrop of war—Homer’s great epic stands as one of the most life-affirming works in all of literature. This abridged rendition seeks, above all, to capture the essence or spirit of ‘The Odyssey.’ It includes only the most meaningful confrontations, and untangles the convoluted structure of the original. The poetic line is designed to scan swiftly, reflecting the urgency and movement that make Ulysses’ journey so eternally compelling.< Less
The Dinosaur Odyssey By Dan Russell
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Written by South Hoke fifth-grade students. A story about a young boy who is trying to prove something, and in the process he finds that he may have more than he bargained for.
Odyssey Dawn By Klaudio Zic
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Information for all. Superstition to none. Information is the killer whale of our times, the leviathan savior of the AEon of Cetus. Let the Cetus equinox be heard as the song of the whale!
Odyssey Dawn By Klaudio Zic
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If Logos stands for E-3D surveillance aircraft and Typhon for Typhoon Eurofighters, then 2011 comet Elenin must represent at least heavy missile rain, if not a further call to jihad by said Colonel.... More > Updated for Moon in Sextans and Corvus with one-minute lunar ephemeris.< Less
The Nelson Odyssey By Steve and Amy Nelson
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Journal of the Nelson Family's odyssey to Kazahkstan to adopt their youngest daughter, Aliya Grace.
The Nelson Odyssey By Steve and Amy Nelson
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Journal of the Nelson Family's odyssey to Kazahkstan to adopt their youngest daughter, Aliya Grace.
Odyssey To Freedom By Gelek Rimpoche
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A new name for an old journey, Gelek Rimpoche created the Odyssey to Free-dom as a concise and complete Lam Rim outline for the 21st century. With 64 points, Odyssey to Freedom sets the stage for... More > reflection on our everyday experience within a spiritual context and provides the path that lead to total enlightenment.< Less
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This book depicts a knowledge odyssey guided by engineering and physics concepts that are honed into pathways that help define certain parts of the natural world as we believe it to be. Stark... More > differences are drawn from our interface with this virtual world that societies have concocted throughout the eons of time. This odyssey travels from the microcosm to the macrocosm; from infinity to infinity.< Less

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