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Troy Story: Homer's Iliad and Odyssey

Updated Friday, 30th August 2019

Interested in Greek myths? We've condensed the epic narrative of Homer's poems the Iliad and the Odyssey into short animations voiced by the dulcet tones of Don Warrington.

The Iliad

The Iliad - Who's who?

The Odyssey

The Odyssey - Who's who?

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