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The Odyssey

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What is the significance of the Trojan War in the Odyssey by Homer?

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The Odyssey by Homer is the story of the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War. Thus the significance of the Trojan War is that it, especially as recounted in The Iliad by Homer, acts as a sort of prequel to The Odyssey . Many of the events that happen...

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The Odyssey by Homer is the story of the return of Odysseus from the Trojan War. Thus the significance of the Trojan War is that it, especially as recounted in The Iliad by Homer, acts as a sort of prequel to The Odyssey. Many of the events that happen in the process of the return of Odysseus are dependent on prior events in the Trojan war and the alliances and hostilities among people and gods ensuing from that war. Both Athena's patronage of Odysseus and Poseidon's enmity to him spring in part from the events of the war.

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