The Odyssey is a classic poem written by Homer that consists of 12.110 verses. It is unique already in that it has reached our days in its original form. This poem is a genuine revelation of the poetic thought of ancient Hellas....After the Trojan War, most of the survived Greek leaders returned by sea to Troy. However, after numerous troubles, only the chosen ones could have stayed alive. One of them -- the cunning king Odysseus -- was wandering in the sea for almost ten years...Pretty illustrations by Elena Odarych provide you with new impressions from reading this legendary story.
T. E. Lawrence's original translation of Homer's epic poem.
The identity of the writer of The Odyssey is a matter of some speculation. The ancients were convinced it was Homer, although they tended to disagree on his biographical details. Many believe he lived in Chios, an island off the west coast of Turkey, sometime between 1100 and 700 BCE. Traditionally portrayed as revered, old and blind, he composed The Iliad and The Odyssey and possibly the Homeric Hymns, a series of choral addresses to the gods.