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The Odyssey

320 pages
Arcturus Publishing Limited

The growing popularity of mythology retellings have caused a renewed interested in the original tales. This includes Madeline Miller's The Song of Achilles and Circe.

The timeless themes of the Odyssey - survival, courage, loyalty and hospitality - have resonated with readers through the ages, making it the most enduring classic in western civilization.

Author Bio
Little is known about the poet Homer. Some say he lived c. 850 BCE; others that he lived earlier - around 1102 BCE. But he is considered to be the first and the greatest of the epic poets and in addition to The Odyssey is also thought to be the author of The Iliad. Plato's Republic describes his importance to the ancient Greeks, calling him "the first teacher" of tragedy and the leader of learning.