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The Odyssey

The Odyssey by Homer was probably written in the 700’s B.C.E.  This classic epic poem is an account of the adventures of Odysseus as he and his companions return home from the Trojan War.


LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Homer (Subject)
  • Odyssey  (Subject)


Call Numbers for Browsing the Shelves


  • PA4025-PA4167


Circulating Resources – A Selected List

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Homer: Bloom’s Major Poets. 2001.

                     Call Number:  PA4037 .Z5 H65 2001

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.).  Homer’s Odyssey: Bloom’s Notes. 1996.

                    Call Number:  PA4167 .H66 1996

  • Bloom, Harold (Ed.). Homer’s The Odyssey: Modern Critical Interpretations. 2007.

                    Call Number:  PA4167 .H66 2007b

  • Griffin, Jasper. Homer: The Odyssey. 1987.

                   Call Number:  PA4167 .G75 1987

  •  Homer. The Odyssey of Homer. (Translated by Allen Mandelbaum.) 1990.

                   Call Number:  PA4025 .A5 M36 1990

  • Morrison, James. A Companion to Homer’s Odyssey. 2003.

                    Call Number:  PA4167 .M75 2003

  • Nardo, Don (Ed.). Readings on Homer. 1998.

                   Call Number:  PA4037 .R42 1998


Reference Materials

  • Ancient Writers: Greece and RomeCall Number:  REF PA3002 .A5 1982

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 1-41

  • Classical and Medieval Literature CriticismCall Number:  REF PA3003 .C56

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 287-408

o   Vol. 16, pgs. 185-333

o   Vol. 61, pgs. 169-342

  • Critical Survey of Poetry (Second Revised Edition) – Call Number: PN1021 .C7 2003

o   Vol. 3, pg. 1810-1811

  • Epics for StudentsCall Number:  REF PN56 .E65 E67

o   Vol. 1, pgs. 302-330                     

  • Masterplots: Revised 2nd Ed.Call Number:  REF  PN44 .M33 1996

o   Vol. 8, pgs. 4594-4598

  • Poetry CriticismCall Number:  REF PN1010 .P6

o   Vol. 23, pgs. 151-191

  • World (Classical) Literature and Its TimesCall Number:  REF PN50 .M625

o   Vol. 8, pgs. 259-268


Research Databases

To access Valencia’s research databases, open your Atlas account, select ‘Search the Library’, then select ‘Databases A-Z’.

  • Academic Search Complete
  • Literature Resources from Gale




This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Valencia College East Campus Library

Last Revised on July 31, 2009

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