The Iliad and Odyssey of Homer (Cowper)/Volume 2/The Odyssey

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The Odyssey of Homer by Homer, translated by William Cowper
The Odyssey

The Odyssey is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems (the other being the Iliad), attributed to the poet Homer. The poem is commonly dated to between 800 and 600 bc. The poem is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, and concerns the events that befall the Greek hero Odysseus in his long journey back to his native land Ithaca after the fall of Troy.

Excerpted from Odyssey on Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

This edition was translated by William Cowper and published in London in 1791 alongside his Iliad. This digital edition was completed by Project Gutenberg in 2008.

The spelling and hyphenation in the original are inconsistent and have not been changed in this text. Transliterations of Greek passages are available through mouse-hover popups. Typographical errors have been left as found in the original (restored from Project Gutenberg corrections).