No certain answers can be given to these questions. ... The Odyssey was almost surely composed later than the Iliad, though it may be a later work of the same person who composed the Iliad in his youth. ... At Athens, in the sixth century b.c, two hundred years after the epics had been composed and seven hundred years after the ... Ithaca, where his faithful wife Penelope awaited him despite the attention of many suitors, and whence their son Telemachus had set out to find his father.
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