Study Guide

Odysseus (Ulysses) Sightings

Sightings

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Iliad by Homer

Odysseus is a man with a plan in Homer's epic recounting of the Trojan War.

 

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Odyssey by Homer

This epic poem is all Odysseus all the time.

 

Dec 20, 2019

Rheus by Euripides

Sneaky Odysseus helps assassinate the title character in this tragedy.

Dec 20, 2019

Ajax by Sophocles

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.

Dec 20, 2019

Philoctetes by Sophocles

This time, Odysseus has to win the help of a man he abandoned on a desert island.

Dec 20, 2019

The Cyclopes by Euripides

In this uniquely surviving satyr play, Euripides turns the story of Odysseus's blinding the cannibalistic Cyclops, Polyphemus, into an R-rated comedy.

Dec 20, 2019

Metamorphoses by Ovid

Odysseus's contest with Ajax and his affair with Circe are given the Roman treatment in Ovid's epic poem.

Dec 20, 2019 - Dec 20, 2019

The Inferno by Dante Alighieri

According to Dante, Odysseus belongs in the 8th circle of Hell for his deceiving ways.

Dec 20, 1883

"Ulysses" by Lord Alfred Tennyson

Odysseus decides he's got to go adventuring again in this 19th-century poem.

Dec 20, 1996

"Circe's Power" by Louise Gl├╝ck

Check out Circe's version of her affair with Odysseus. Yowza.

Dec 20, 1999

The Odyssey

The epic poem was transformed into an epic TV series.

Dec 20, 1999

Hercules

Odysseus makes a cameo in Disney's animated version of the adventures of young Heracles.

Dec 20, 2019

Troy

Odysseus is just one hero among many in this star-studded Hollywood blockbuster.

Dec 20, 2019

Marvel Illustrated: The Odyssey

And of course, Marvel's got you covered with their digital comic version of Odysseus's greatest adventure.

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