The Odyssey: A Glimpse at Antiquity

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“Sing in me, Muse, and through me tell the story of that man skilled in all ways of contending, the wanderer, harried for years on end.” — Homer

Homer statue
Homer statue
A statue that depicts Greek poet Homer
Painting of the Trojan horse
Painting of the Trojan horse
Penelope at the loom with suitors vying for marriage
Penelope at the loom with suitors vying for marriage
Suitors vying for Penelope’s hand in marriage.
Shipwrecked Odysseus meets the Phaeacians
Shipwrecked Odysseus meets the Phaeacians
A shipwrecked Odysseus pleads for help from the Phaeacians.
Polyphemus throws rock at Odysseus
Polyphemus throws rock at Odysseus
The Cyclops Polyphemus attacks Odysseus and his men.
Odysseus and his men fleeing cannibals
Odysseus and his men fleeing cannibals
Odysseus dressed as a beggar walks with Athena
Odysseus dressed as a beggar walks with Athena
Odysseus attacks suitors
Odysseus attacks suitors

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