The greatest epic of the ancient world, Homer's Odyssey, is now magnificently recreated for television. Homer's tale recounts the journey of Odysseus, king of Ithaca & mastermind of the Greek victory in the Trojan war. Odysseus, known as a man of exceptional cunning & ingenuity, leaves his wife, Penelope & infant son, Telemachus, for what becomes a ten-year siege of the distant city of Troy. Odysseus forms the famous plan to infiltrate the city with a giant wooden horse filled with Greek soldiers & Troy is taken. That night, in the drunken revelry of victory, Odysseus blasphemes the gods, boasting that his own ingenuity, not the help & intervention of the gods brought this glory. Poseidon, god of the sea, is deeply offended & lays on Odysseus a curse: he will never reach home again. The stage is set for the legendary travails of Odysseus and his men. They land on an island looking for food & fresh water & instead are imprisoned by Polyphemous, a brutal man-eating Cyclops. Odysseus ...