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c. 725-675 BCE
The Odyssey is told in the third-person omniscient perspective. The narrator is Homer, although within his narration Odysseus tells his own story in first person in Books 9-12.
The Odyssey is told in the past tense and includes flashbacks.
The Odyssey refers to the story of its main character, Odysseus (Ulysses in Latin). The word has come to mean any long journey full of adventures, especially one with an intellectual or spiritual goal.
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