Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. 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.

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  • proper n. An epic poem, ascribed to Homer, that describes the journey of Odysseus after the fall of Troy.

Etymologies

From Ancient Greek Ὀδυσσεία (Odusseia). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • The main division, that of _Iliad_ and Odyssey, shows a distinct advance along this line; and the distinction is still more marked if we group with the _Odyssey_ four Books of the _Iliad_ whose Odyssean physiognomy is well marked.

    Homer and His Age

  • All these so - called differences between _Iliad_ and Odyssey do not point to the fact that the _Odyssey_ belongs to a late and changed period of culture, of belief and customs.

    Homer and His Age

  • _Doloneia_ "older than the oldest portion of the Odyssey," while Gemoll thinks that the author of the _Doloneia_. was familiar with the _Odyssey_.

    Homer and His Age

  • But are we to explain this, and the absence of mention of corslets in the Odyssey (where there is little about regular fighting), on the ground that the author of _Iliad_, Book X., and all the many authors and editors of the _Odyssey_ happened to be profound archaeologists, and, unlike their contemporaries, the later poets and interpolators of the _Iliad_, had formed the theory that corslets were not known at the time of the siege of Troy and therefore must not be mentioned?

    Homer and His Age

  • At 20 mpg, Vice President Biden's chief economist Jared Bernstein's 2005 Honda Odyssey is the worst.

    Obama Auto Task Force Team's Cars Fail CAFE Standards - The Consumerist

  • "Odyssey" is an intricate story-within-a-story, told in the "omniscient" viewpoint (in which the writer can be everywhere at once, including inside the minds of his characters), and framed by scenes at the opening and end involving some of London's familiar Yukon characters.

    “There be things greater than our wisdom, beyond our justice.”

  • The story of the Odyssey is filled with references to the ancient Greek rules of hospitality.

    The Weary Traveler | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • More to disclose: Stanley Kubrick's 2001: A Space Odyssey is one of my favorite movies of all time, and one of only three masterpieces the genre has ever produced in the medium.

    2001: A Who Odyssey

  • As far as I know only THEMIS on Mars Odyssey is a 1-D push-broom imager.

    LRO Image Availability Update - NASA Watch

  • Astrogeek wrote: As far as I know only THEMIS on Mars Odyssey is a 1-D push-broom imager.

    LRO Image Availability Update - NASA Watch

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