Author: Homer, George Herbert Palmer, Robert Squillace
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Summary: Call me uncultured, but I hated this story for the slow pace, repetitive writing, and reliance on divine intervention.
As you probably know, The Odyssey is the tale of Odysseus’s long (20 years!) and perilous journey home after the Trojan War. What you might not know is that his story is framed by that of his son, who goes looking for Odysseus and only returns home after his father. Odysseus faces a cyclops, a hydra, and lots of the gods’ wrath before he gets home. His son mostly does a lot of feasting, getting gifts and riding around in chariots. Both men are in danger when they return home though, fighting off angry suitors seeking to marry Odysseus’s wife in his absence. Read more »