The Odyssey Setting

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Eumaeus' Hut

Eumaeus’ hut is a tiny house in the countryside where Eumaeus lives and takes care of Odysseus’ swine. This is the first place that both Odysseus and Telemachus come to when they return to Ithaca after their journeys, and both are given hospitality here.

Ithaca

Ithaca is a rocky Greek island to the left of the mainland. This is Odysseus' home.

Troy

Troy is a foreign city near the Black Sea, where the Greek army went to wage war and return Menelaus’ wife Helen. The Trojan War was fought on the plains outside the city of Troy. By the time this story takes place, Troy has fallen and been sacked by the Greeks.

Pylos

Pylos is a city on the Greek mainland where Telemachus goes for news of his father. Nestor is the king of Pylos.

Sparta

Sparta is a city on the Greek mainland. It is...

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