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A reference to a long heroic journey with many tasks and adventures that often changes the fortune of the traveler. A reference to the epic poem, The Odyssey, written by the Greek author Homer. This poem retells the travels and adventures of Odysseus, the King of Ithaca, as he returns home from fighting in the Trojan War.

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"Ulysse et les sirènes (Ulysses and the sirens), a Roman mosaic, circa 300 BC, preserved at the Bardo Museum in Tunisia, Morroco," photograph by Giorces, is licensed under Public Domain.

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