follows the Greek hero Odysseus, king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the Trojan War. After the war itself, which lasted ten years, his journey lasts for ten additional years, during which time he encounters many perils and all his crewmates are killed. In his absence, Odysseus is assumed dead, and his wife Penelope and son Telemachus must contend with a group of unruly suitors who compete for Penelope’s hand in marriage.
For this readathon, you’ll travel with Odysseus, as one of his crew, helping him to overcome obstacles at each stop on his journey home.
Luckily for you, the gods like you a little better than Odysseus and, if you want to, you can switch or combine events to suit yourself. I’ve designed the readathon to follow the map below, but don’t let that put you off or stress you out.
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