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The Odyssey

The Odyssey


by Homer

Related History & Literature on Shmoop

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Sample of Related History & Literature on Shmoop

  1. Introduction to the Odyssey
    When was The Odyssey written? Who wrote it? And why should you care? Get answers to these questions (and more) in Shmoop's intro to this epic poem. 

  2. Introduction to the Iliad
    Background information on the Iliad? Umpteen reasons you should read it? And a cool video? Yep, it's all here, in Shmoop's intro.