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by Jenny Sawyer
If you remember just one word about Homer's "Odyssey," 60sR wants you to remember this one word: Homecoming. That's because everything in this epic poem revolves around Odysseus's desire to return home and eventually, the homecoming itself. Homecoming is what launches Odysseus's journey in the first place, and every choice—good or bad—that he makes along the way is what affects his homecoming (for better or for worse) ... until he finally makes it home again. A 60second Recap®.