Odysseus is the brave and cunning King of Ithaca, who has been away from his homeland for ten long years, fighting in the Trojan War. The Odyssey vividly describes the adventures of Odysseus as he struggles to make his way back to his wife and son. His voyage leads him to meet a host of strange and wondrous creatures ‒from the enchantress Circe to the Theban prophet Teiresias in the Underworld‒ the Cyclops Polyphemus and the Sirens, before he ultimately returns home to reclaim his throne and his kingdom. Homer’s Odyssey is a masterpiece of storytelling that has influenced countless writers and artists over the centuries. This edition of Homer’s epic is sure to become a treasured addition to your bookshelves. This abridged edition includes the ancient greek text and the english translation.