One of the greatest adventure tales in history, Odysseus’ journey home after The Trojan War is still a must read for young and old alike.
Homer is a classical writer little is known about. He was considered by the ancient Greeks to be the greatest epic poet for his works, The Iliad and The Odyssey, two poems that have had a lasting influence on Western literature.
Andrew Lynn teaches literature and writing at Barnard College. He is currently at work on a book about musical listening, silent reading, and the nineteenth-century novel.