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The Odyssey is the other epic poem credited to Homer, and was probably written some time after the Iliad. It describes the 10 years of Odysseus's wandering, trying to get home after the Trojan War has ended, and events in his absence from his home in Ithaca.

Edith Hamilton's Mythology (Mentor, 1942) is an excellent (and fun) basic introduction to Greek and Roman mythology, and includes a section on the Trojan War. Her treatment of the Norse myths is a little sketchy, but nevertheless interesting and engaging.

The Aeneid of Vergil (70-19 B.C.) is an epic poem in Latin that describes the wanderings of Aeneas and his group of Trojan and allied refugees following the fall of Troy. After many stops along the way (including a visit to the underworld), Aeneas and his people land in Italy and settle not far from the city that will...

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