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Iliad vs. Odyssey

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Iliadnoun

A celebrated Greek epic poem, in twenty-four books, on the destruction of Ilium, the ancient Troy. The Iliad is ascribed to Homer.

Odysseynoun

An extended adventurous voyage.

Iliadnoun

a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the siege of Troy

Odysseynoun

An intellectual or spiritual quest.

Iliad

The Iliad (; Ancient Greek: Ἰλιάς, Iliás, Attic Greek: [iː.li.ás]; sometimes referred to as the Song of Ilion or Song of Ilium) is an ancient Greek epic poem in dactylic hexameter, traditionally attributed to Homer. Usually considered to have been written down circa the 8th century BC, the Iliad is among the oldest extant works of Western literature, along with the Odyssey, another epic poem attributed to Homer which tells of Odysseus's experiences after the events of the Iliad.

Odysseynoun

An epic poem attributed to Homer, which describes the return of Ulysses to Ithaca after the siege of Troy.

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Odysseynoun

a long wandering and eventful journey

Odysseynoun

a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy

Odyssey

The Odyssey (; Greek: Ὀδύσσεια, Odýsseia, Attic Greek: [o.dýs.sej.ja]) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is one of the oldest extant works of literature still read by contemporary audiences.

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