The Odyssey - Books One and Two – ‘Athene Visits Telemachus’, and ‘The Debate in Ithaca’ Summary & Analysis

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Summary

The Odyssey tells the story of the ancient Greek hero Odysseus, who faces many adventures on his journey home from the Trojan War. A Cyclops, man-eating giants, the intoxicating lotus drug, Sirens, storms, the ghosts of the underworld, and vengeful gods are just some of the dangers that Odysseus and his crew face. After losing all his men, Odysseus is held captive for years on the island of the nymph Calypso. When he finally reaches home, twenty years after leaving it, Odysseus has to fight the suitors who are trying to claim his wife and his palace. Finally, he defeats all obstacles and is reunited with the family he loves.

When the story begins, it is now ten years since the Trojan War ended, and the rest of the Greek warriors have either died or returned home...

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