The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. The poem was probably written near the end of the eighth century BC, somewhere along the Greek-controlled western Turkey seaside, Ionia.  
 
The poem is, in part, a sequel to Homer's Iliad and mainly centers on the Greek hero Odysseus (or Ulysses, as he was known in Roman myths) 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. During this absence, his son Telemachus and wife Penelope must deal with a group of unruly suitors, called Proci, to compete for Penelope's hand in marriage, since most have assumed that Odysseus has died.

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Joe Versus the Volcano

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This Movie shows The Odyssey written by Homer
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2001: A Space Odyssey
part of 2001: A Space Odyssey

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This Movie is inspired by The Odyssey written by Homer
The title of the film was chosen by Kubrick in reference to The Odyssey by Homer because the expanse of the sea was the equivalent to the vastness of space to our time.
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It is referred to by these movies...

O Brother, Where Art Thou?

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This Movie refers to The Odyssey written by Homer
THe film is loosely based on the story of Homer's 'Odyessy'.
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It is referred to by these books...

Cryptonomicon
written by

This Book refers to The Odyssey written by Homer
Enoch mentions this book while talking to Randy in jail.

It is shown on these television episodes...

Dead Like Me:
Season:  2  / Episode:  1 
Send in the Clown

This Television Episode shows The Odyssey written by Homer
This is one of the books in the stack by Reggie Lass.

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AT&T Commercial

This Television Commercial refers to The Odyssey written by Homer
This is the first book Ryan Hall listens to on his training run.
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Iliad
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The Iliad
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Odessa

  • Date: December 12, 1986
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Odessa
performed by Caribou

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  • Type: Song

Odyssey

Odyssey
performed by David Harks

Odyssey
performed by The Wyld

 

Arrow:
Season:  1  / Episode:  14 
The Odyssey


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