The Odyssey, a Greek tale of fate written by Homer, tells the story of a warrior that is determined to return home and is willing to go to any extreme to achieve his goal. The story takes place over a period of approximately ten years and begins after much of the action has already occurred. The device of starting a work in the middle and returning to the start is called Ain medias
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fight and that he should have done. With the grace of the gods behind him, there was no need for the costumes and the foolish decisions made out of sheer pride to retake his throne; he may have actually made it back quicker if he had just fought instead of needing to prove something to himself.
Homer. AThe Odyssey.@ The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces. New York: W.W. Norton and Company, 1999. 209-514.