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The younger of the two surviving ancient Greek epic poems, traditionally ascribed to Homer but containing much orally transmitted material composed over several centuries, and concerning the adventures and ordeals of the Greek warrior Odysseus after the fall of Troy as he struggles to return home and reestablish himself as king of Ithaca.

od′ys·sey′an (-sē′ən) adj.


n. pl. od·ys·seys
1. An extended adventurous voyage or trip.
2. An intellectual or spiritual quest: an odyssey of discovery.

[After the Odyssey.]


1. (Poetry) a Greek epic poem, attributed to Homer, describing the ten-year homeward wanderings of Odysseus after the fall of Troy
2. (often not capital) any long eventful journey
Odyssean adj


(ˈɒd ə si)

n., pl. -seys.
1. (italics) an epic poem attributed to Homer, describing Odysseus's adventures in his ten-year attempt to return home to Ithaca after the Trojan War.
2. (often l.c.) any long journey, esp. when filled with adventure, hardships, etc.
Od`ys•se′an, adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Odyssey - a long wandering and eventful journeyodyssey - a long wandering and eventful journey
journey, journeying - the act of traveling from one place to another
2.Odyssey - a Greek epic poem (attributed to Homer) describing the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy


noun journey, tour, trip, passage, quest, trek, expedition, voyage, crusade, excursion, pilgrimage, jaunt, peregrination The march to Travnik was the final stretch of a three-week odyssey.


[ˈɒdɪsɪ] N (Myth) → Odisea f
odyssey (fig) → odisea f


[ˈɒdɪsi] nodyssée f


n (Myth, fig) → Odyssee f


[ˈɒdɪsɪ] nodissea
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102} For the reasons which enable us to identify the island of the two Sirens with the Lipari island now Salinas--the ancient Didyme, or "twin" island--see The Authoress of the Odyssey, pp.
103} See Admiral Smyth on the currents in the Straits of Messina, quoted in "The Authoress of the Odyssey," p.
122} I take the following from The Authoress of the Odyssey, p.
He translated not only the Iliad, but with the help of two lesser poets the Odyssey also.
And although this is not all true, it is so far true that it is almost impossible to tell which books of the Odyssey were written by Pope, and which by the men who helped him.
It was after he had finished the Odyssey that Pope wrote his most famous satire, called the Dunciad.
I fancy, also, that I must by this time have read the Odyssey, for the "Battle of the Frogs and Mice" was in the second volume, and it took me so much that I paid it the tribute of a bald imitation in a mock-heroic epic of a cat fight, studied from the cat fights in our back yard, with the wonted invocation to the Muse, and the machinery of partisan gods and goddesses.
The story of the Odyssey charmed me, of course, and I had moments of being intimate friends with Ulysses, but I was passing out of that phase, and was coming to read more with a sense of the author, and less with a sense of his characters as real persons; that is, I was growing more literary, and less human.
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