Odysseus (Ulysses) Sightings
- The Iliad by Homer 801BC - 702BC
Odysseus is a man with a plan in Homer's epic recounting of the Trojan War.
- The Odyssey by Homer 801BC - 601BC
This epic poem is all Odysseus all the time.
- Rheus by Euripides 451BC
Sneaky Odysseus helps assassinate the title character in this tragedy.
- Ajax by Sophocles 441BC
When Odysseus is awarded the armor of fallen Achilles in this ancient drama, Ajax goes totally haywire.
- Hecuba by Euripides
Our hero makes an appearance in this tragedy about the Queen of Troy.
- Philoctetes by Sophocles 410BC
This time, Odysseus has to win the help of a man he abandoned on a desert island.
- The Cyclopes by Euripides 409BC
In this uniquely surviving satyr play, Euripides turns the story of Odysseus's blinding the cannibalistic Cyclops, Polyphemus, into an R-rated comedy.
- Metamorphoses by Ovid 2
Odysseus's contest with Ajax and his affair with Circe are given the Roman treatment in Ovid's epic poem.
- The Inferno by Dante Alighieri 1301 - 1400
According to Dante, Odysseus belongs in the 8th circle of Hell for his deceiving ways.
- "Ulysses" by Lord Alfred Tennyson 1883
Odysseus decides he's got to go adventuring again in this 19th-century poem.
- "Circe's Power" by Louise Glück 1996
Check out Circe's version of her affair with Odysseus. Yowza.
- The Odyssey 1999
The epic poem was transformed into an epic TV series.
- Hercules 1999
Odysseus makes a cameo in Disney's animated version of the adventures of young Heracles.
- Troy 2004
Odysseus is just one hero among many in this star-studded Hollywood blockbuster.
- Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey 2008
And of course, Marvel's got you covered with their digital comic version of Odysseus's greatest adventure.