The Odyssey (Version 3)


Read by Mark Nelson

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The Odyssey is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other Homeric epic. The Odyssey is fundamental to the modern Western canon; it is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature, while the Iliad is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia. The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus (known as Ulysses in Roman myths), king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy. It takes Odysseus ten years to reach Ithaca after the ten-year Trojan War. In his absence, it is assumed Odysseus has died, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must deal with a group of unruly suitors, the Mnesteres or Proci, who compete for Penelope's hand in marriage. - Summary by Mark Nelson (11 hr 1 min)

Chapters

Book I 24:47 Read by Mark Nelson
Book II 24:46 Read by Mark Nelson
Book III 27:54 Read by Mark Nelson
Book IV 45:55 Read by Mark Nelson
Book V 26:42 Read by Mark Nelson
Book VI 19:21 Read by Mark Nelson
Book VII 19:27 Read by Mark Nelson
Book VIII 31:02 Read by Mark Nelson
Book IX 31:43 Read by Mark Nelson
Book X 30:32 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XI 33:45 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XII 25:22 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XIII 23:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XIV 29:27 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XV 28:42 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XVI 25:48 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XVII 32:55 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XVIII 23:36 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XIX 35:00 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XX 22:14 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XXI 22:58 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XXII 25:02 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XXIII 20:51 Read by Mark Nelson
Book XXIV 30:25 Read by Mark Nelson