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Was Odysseus A True Marathon Swimmer?

Was Odysseus A True Marathon Swimmer? Courtesy of WOWSA, Gozo. Was Odysseus among the first mythical character to be a marathon swimmer? According to Homer’s famous epic story Odyssey, Odysseus was sailing from Thrinacia to Ogygia when his ship was struck by a thunderbolt and all his men were killed except him. He survived by swimming to Ogygia and

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Was Odysseus A Marathon Swimmer?

Was Odysseus A True Marathon Swimmer? Painting shows of Athena Revealing Ithaca to Ulysses (Odysseus) by Giuseppe Bottani (18th century). Was Odysseus among the first mythical character to be a marathon swimmer? According to Homer’s famous epic story Odyssey, Odysseus was sailing from Thrinacia to Ogygia when his ship was struck by a thunderbolt and all

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