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The way in which Odysseus survived the hardships of a journey of ten years from Troy to his home country, Ithaca, could not be described better as being a journey of endurance, told in a fresh way, but not diverting from the essence as told by theMoreThe way in which Odysseus survived the hardships of a journey of ten years from Troy to his home country, Ithaca, could not be described better as being a journey of endurance, told in a fresh way, but not diverting from the essence as told by the original author, Homer. Odysseus had to overcome challenges like the Cyclops Polyphemus, the goddess-sorcerer Circe, the Sirens, the Scylla and Charybdis sea monsters and many more. In the end he was the only one who survived – he lost all his men with whom he had left from Troy. Arriving at Ithaca, he was faced with the massive problem of the host of suitors who were competing for his wife Penelope’s hand. Read the book and find out how he solved this problem as well!In The Odyssey Homer had the tendency to stray from his main plot, taking the reader on a variety of digressions which are very interesting, but make following the main plot difficult. To complicate the matter further, the events are not told in a chronological way.In Odysseus Journey of Endurance I addressed these problems in the following way:Firstly, I left out most of the digressions, incorporating only those which contribute towards understanding the main plot-Secondly, I organized the events in a chronological way (ignoring Homer’s order as presented in the text)-Finally, even though the events are organized in another way as presented by Homer, the main events are told consistent with Homer’s original version. This is very important, since the myths tend to get lost in many modern versions of Greek myths.