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The Odyssey

Does anyone know of an easy to read or more modernized version of The Odyssey?

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Re: The Odyssey

I have not read any of the following books and only looked this up because I was curious what other "versions or tellings" of the Odyssey are out there.  After look at the Odyssey Wiki page I saw a lot of books I think would be interesting to read as well as some movies that are also based off of this epic poem.

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True Story looks like it could be very interesting especially as it is considered by some to be the first sci-fi book ever (it was written around 2nd century CE)


And of course there is





Which is an amazing movie!!


Hope this helps.

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Re: The Odyssey

I am reading The Odessey for class right now

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Re: The Odyssey

I am reading The Odyssey for class too. I am told that you can read online, but I prefer having the book. I don't know if that is any shorter.

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Re: The Odyssey

Our class read it at the beginning of the year. I thought it was good. But, I haven't seen any new or shorter versions of the book..

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Re: The Odyssey

The Odyssey is a difficult story to read, the best way is to the cartoon movie first because last year I saw the movie and this year I read for school and totally understand the old language it was written in.

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Re: The Odyssey

Well...I really shouldn't tell you guys this...but...when I was in college and had a hard time reading books such as the Odyssey, I used Sparknotes.  At first it was only onlne but now B&N sells the book version.  It helped me with an essay test I took...many years ago!! Hope it helps you!! :smileyhappy:

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Re: The Odyssey

OMG!!! I LOOOOVE The Odyssey!!!

I am a major Greek and Roman geek. lol =]

The poem itself is pretty challenging at times. But you don't need to understand every word, just understand the meaning and it is sooo much more fun! If you are really confused I agree with Heather_Lynn, use SparkNotes. =]