Cliffs Notes Homer's The Odyssey Author:Robert J. Milch, Homer he original Cliffs Notes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. — In Cliffs Notes on The Odyssey, you follow along on Homer's grand adventure. This epic poem unfurls the story of Odysseus' triumph over Troy and arduous journey home to reclaim his kingdom... more ». At 2,500 years old, it is one of the finest books ever written; as poetry, it sets the standard for comparison; and it serves as one of the foundations of the Western world's cultural heritage.
This study guide carries you along on Odysseus' journey by providing summaries and critical analyses of each book. You'll also explore the life and background of the epic, Homer, and gain insight into the Homeric Question. Other features that help you study include
Character analyses of major players
A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
Critical essays on the literary devices and major symbols of The Odyssey
A review section that tests your knowledge
A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites
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