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THE ODYSSEY

by Homer

  • Category Classics
  • Format PB
  • Imprint
  • Price 250
  1. ISBN: 978-81-291-2942-0
  2. Pages: 514 pages
  3. Date: July 2013

ABOUT THIS BOOK

After the fall of Troy, the intrepid Odysseus sets sail for Ithaca. En route, his ships are blown off course and Odysseus and his men must face a series of adventures before they can reach home. He has to beguile the enchantress Circe, defeat the six-headed sea monster Scylla, and resist the lure of the Siren’s song. And as he negotiates the favours bestowed on him by the goddess Athena and faces the wrath of god of the sea, Poseidon, Odysseus understands that he will have to rely on himself to overcome this ultimate test of endurance.The Odyssey is one of the most important epic poems of Greek mythology. It des

AUTHOR OF THE BOOK

Very little is known about the life of the Greek poet Homer, who is revered as the greatest of the ancient Greek poets. He is credited as the author of the epics The Iliad and The Odyssey. It is traditionally held that Homer probably lived and wrote between the 7th and 8th century B.C. His birthplace is undocumented as well, but it is probable that he was resident of some port of Eastern Greece or Asia Minor. His tales have had an enormous impact on the history of literature.