"The Odyssey" is an ancient Greek epic poem attributed to the poet Homer, believed to have been composed in the 8th century BCE. It is one of the two major ancient Greek epic poems, the other being "The Iliad." "The Odyssey" recounts the epic journey of the Greek hero Odysseus (also known as Ulysses) as he tries to return home after the fall of Troy. The poem is divided into 24 books, and it begins ten years after the end of the Trojan War. Please enjoy our video synopsis of the epic poem, "The Odyssey"!