This version of The Odyssey was translated by Samuel Butler and published in 1898. The poem is believed to be dated between 800 and 600 BCE. Illustration: Roman mosaic dating from the 3rd century, BCE representing Ulysses during the Odyssey. You might also enjoy reading James Joyce's Ulysses, which parallels Odysseus' adventures by following a day in the life of an Irishman.
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