odyssey a story
why is the odyssey a story read by so many after years and years?
- 1 decade agoFavorite Answer
cause its the epic wrote by Homer- the greast Greek poet.
For other uses, see Odyssey (disambiguation).
Odysseus and Nausicaä - by Charles GleyreThe Odyssey (Greek Οδύσσεια (Odússeia) ) is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated circa 800 to 600 BC. The poem is, in part, a sequel to Homer's Iliad and mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses) and his long journey home to Ithaca, following the fall of Troy.
It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten year Trojan War. Due to his twenty-year absence, most people assume Odysseus is dead. His son Telemachus and his wife Penelope must deal with a group of unruly suitors who have moved into Odysseus's home, greedily consuming his goods, insulting him and his son, and competing for Penelope's hand in marriage.
The poem is fundamental to the Western canon and continues to be read in Homeric Greek and translations into modern languages around the world. The original poem was composed in an oral tradition by an aoidos perhaps a rhapsode. The details of the ancient oral performance, and the story's conversion to a written work inspire continual debate among scholars. The Odyssey was written in a regionless poetic dialect of Greek and comprises 12,110 lines of dactylic hexameter. Among the most impressive elements of the text are its strikingly modern non-linear plot, and the fact that events are shown to depend as much on the choices made by women and serfs as on the actions of fighting men. In the English language as well as many others, the word odyssey has come to refer to an epic voyage.Source(s): wikipedia
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