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The Odyssey As Told in a Series of Texts

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The Odyssey is the story of one man’s journey home, and something you’ll almost certainly have to read for school. It’s also a whopping 12,000 lines long. To be fair, at least 8,000 of those are spent describing Odysseus’s sweet, sweet abs and extremely chiseled thighs. But still, 12,000 lines is a lot of lines, and we’re busy people. We don’t have time to be reading the long-winded story of some beefcake in ancient Greece.

That’s why I’ve taken Homer’s entire epic poem and turned it into texts. (If I’m being honest, the thought of the Olympian gods being part of a group text really tickled me, and the idea just took off from there. ENJOY.)