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The Odyssey: Fantastic Voyage


Odyssey:Background on Troy
The Odyssey: Fantastic Voyage
The Odyssey: Penelope and the Suitors
Metamorphoses:Daphne and Apollo
Metamorphoses: Pygmalion and Galatea
The Aeneid

The Odyssey details the adventures of Odysseus after the Fall of Troy. It includes his fantastic voyages, his son's search for his father, and his cautious return home. Artists have been entranced by this story, especially by the fantastic voyage section.


Odysseus encountered the Sirens on his fantastic voyage. They sing beautifully enough to lure men to their deaths.