Map of Odysseus’ 10-Year Journey in Homer’s Odyssey
The Odyssey, one of Homer’s two great epics, narrates Odysseus’ long, strange trip home after the Trojan war.
During their journey, Odysseus had to overcome divine and natural forces, from battering storms to difficult encounters with the Cyclops Polyphemus, the cannibalistic Laestrygones, the witch-goddess Circe and the rest. And they took a most circuitous route, bouncing all over the Mediterranean, moving first down to Crete and Tunisia. Next over to Sicily, Spain, and back to Greece.
If you’re looking for an easy way to visualize all of the twists and turns in The Odyssey, then we’d recommend spending some time with the map created by Gisèle Mounzer.“Odysseus’ Journey” breaks down Odysseus’ voyage into 14 key scenes and locates them on a map designed by Esri, a company that creates GIS mapping software.