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The Odyssey

The Odyssey

by Homer

Analysis: Allusions

When authors refer to other great works, people, and events, it’s usually not accidental. Put on your super-sleuth hat and figure out why.

Homer's Iliad. Like most sequels, Odyssey is full events and people detailed in Homer's earlier poem, like Achilleus (3.114), the Trojan horse (8.533-558), Helen (23.246-252), and Agamemnon (24.16-111). Intrigued? Go read The Iliad, already!

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