The Odyssey

The Odyssey

?THE ODYSSEY? AS A HISTORICAL AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATION OF
RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN THE PEOPLE AND THE GODS AND GODDESSES OF MT.
OLYMPUS
The overall objective of this research paper is to identify and discuss ?The
Odyssey,? by Homer during his journey of Odysseus following the Fall of Troy. It was
during this sojourn that Odysseus encounters various characters, and gods as previously
indicated, which represent the essential source for this study including the primary source.
It is true that the story is set within the context of the Trojan War, but it has been argued
by scholars for a long time as to the factuality?s of the events in this story. Overall, it is a
tale of adventure and homecoming after a long absence. It has even been debated whether
or not the story took place during Greek times or pre-Greek times. Nevertheless, the story
is alive with characters and adventures. I believe that more than anything, Homer?s ?The
Odyssey? is an exercise in the meaning of story telling through song and other aspects in
?The Odyssey,? including lying and the lore, as I shall explain. Homer?s ?The Odyssey,? is
basically the story of the wanderings of Odysseus, but it is

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