The Odyssey - Homer

The Odyssey

By Homer

  • Release Date: 2010-04-01
  • Genre: Poetry
Score: 4
From 1,152 Ratings


An Apple Books Classic edition.

Homer’s eighth-century epic poem is a companion to The Iliad. It tells the story of Odysseus, who journeys by ship for 10 years after the Trojan War, trying to make his way back home to Ithaca. Homer’s work was intended to be performed out loud, so it’s a masterful example of poetic meter and rhythm. But above all, ;The Odyssey is a story of adventure-and true love.

Odysseus has been gone for 20 years, and he longs to reclaim his role as king and reunite with his beloved, faithful Queen Penelope. During his absence, hundreds of suitors have eaten his food, lived in his home, and even plotted to kill his son. But before he can confront his enemies at home, Odysseus must fight a cyclops, escape after being imprisoned by a lovesick nymph, and confront the twin terrors of Scylla and Charybdis. As if that wasn’t enough, the gods take their grudges out on him, adding obstacles to suit their whims. Will Odysseus ever get home? And what will he find once he does? Within the pages of this ancient Greek classic are the origins for many of the myths we’re familiar with today. Pick up a copy and meet Odysseus, Homer’s timeless hero.


  • Great read

    By thick-billed
    Was interesting and entertaining
  • The Odyssey is amazing!

    By Nice customer
    I analyzed this iconic epic in my English class, and I thought it was absolutely amazing!
  • Amazing

    By Fm sjsjgsk
    This was a poem!!!! It was so amazingly written that I thought it was a normal story that just rhymes
  • Classic

    Didnt know the whole thing was a poem
  • Good book

    By Ty_Anderson987
    Interesting read
  • LOL

    By Cody801
    I love how with this book In particular, people want to pat themselves on the back for how fast they read it or how young they are/were when they read it.
  • bad.

    By romans against odysseus
    Odysseus is a liar. He lies to his wife, he lies constantly. he is weak and a coward. stinky ugly bastard man.
  • Eh not great

    By Sido88
    Boo boo
  • Good book

    By Kyky12345 56
    Good book
  • Use SparkNotes to Enjoy

    By mrjunuh
    I'm glad I read it, but don't be fooled that you can read this translation without some type of Spark/CliffNotes.