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The Greek epic cycle is composed of the Iliad, the Odyssey, and fragments and summaries of other epics. They all make up one big story about the Trojan War. Some remaining fragments are from other nostos, or return stories.

Library of AlexandriaEdit

  • 250 BCE
  • Held the first edition of Homer's epic cycle.
  • Card catalog said that there were 131 editions of Homer's work. From then, they were either burned or lost or stolen.


  The Odyssey by Homer edit

Ithaca Residents: Odysseus - Telemachus - Penelope - Eumaeus - Eurycleia - Melanthius - Melantho - Laertes
Gods and Goddesses: Athena - Poseidon - Zeus - Hermes
Suitors: Antinous - Eurymachus - Amphinomus
Voyage Acquaintances: Calypso - Polyphemus - Circe - Tiresias - Nestor - Menelaus - Helen - Agamemnon
Phaeacians: Nausicaa - Alcinous - Arete

Italacized members are Odysseus's enemies - Strike-through members are deceased by the end of The Odyssey

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