The Iliad & The Odyssey

Author: Homer

Two of the greatest adventure stories of all time, these timeless epics of war, duty, honor, and revenge are filled with magic, mystery, and an assortment of gods and goddesses who meddle freely in the affairs of men. The Iliad recounts the war between the Trojans and Achaeans and the personal and tragic struggle of the fiery-tempered Achilles. The Odyssey chronicles Odyss….Read More

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