The Odyssey by Homer

About

The 10 year long journey home of Odysseus, the struggles, temptations and loneliness he faced during his travels back to Ithaca.

The main characteristics of the hero are: bravery, intelligence, self-control, leadership, honesty.

Main CHARACTERS

Odysseus

Telemachus

Zeus

Poseidon

Athena

Penelope

MEMORABLE QUOTATIONS

“Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.”

“Each man delights in the work that suits him best.”

“Out of sight, out of mind”

Genre

Epic Poem

Action

Adventure

Major themes

Hospitality

Loyalty

Appearance

Vengeance

Perseverance

Spiritual growth

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