The odyssey

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New York : Barnes & Noble, ©2003.
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xxxix, 339 pages : map ; 21 cm.
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IL: UG - BL: 10.3 - AR Pts: 24
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Independence Academy - Teen Non-Fiction
883.01 Hom
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 323-325) and index.
Homer's epic in which Greek hero Odysseus makes his long and treacherous journey home after the Tojan War, while his wife Penelope and his son Telemachos are forced to scheme to protect his throne until his return.
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APA Citation (style guide)

Homer., Squillace, R., & Palmer, G. H. (2003). The odyssey. New York: Barnes & Noble.

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Homer, Robert Squillace and G. H. Palmer. 2003. The Odyssey. New York: Barnes & Noble.

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Homer, Robert Squillace and G. H. Palmer, The Odyssey. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2003.

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Homer., Robert Squillace, and G. H Palmer. The Odyssey. New York: Barnes & Noble, 2003. Print.

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