After ten years of war, Ulysses, king of Ithaca, has at long last defeated the Trojans. Now he can set out for home, back to his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus, whom he last saw ten long years ago. But the way back is fraught with frightful perils. Each time his ship draws nigh to Ithacan waters, mysterious forces send it and all aboard pitching and rolling back out to sea. This fabulous adventure narrated by the Greek poet Homer has enchanted generation after generation for over two thousand years and is here proposed in a simplified, amusing version. Text by Cinzia Bigazzi - Illustrations by Celina Elmi.