The Odyssey


An ancient Greek epic by Homer that recounts the adventures of Odysseus during his return from the war in Troy to his home in the Greek island of Ithaca. (See Odysseus and Troy under “Mythology and Folklore”; see also Penelope, Circe, and Cyclops.)

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notes for The Odyssey

Figuratively, an “odyssey” is any difficult, prolonged journey.
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