The Odyssey is a 1997 American mythology-adventure television miniseries based on the ancient Greek epic poem by Homer, the Odyssey The poem is the story of Odysseus, king of Ithaca, who wanders for 10 years (although the action of the poem covers only the final six weeks) trying to get home after the Trojan War. . Crucial themes in the poem include the ideas of nostos, wandering, Xenia, testing, and omens. Scholars still reflect on the narrative significance of certain groups in the poem, such as women and slaves, who have a more prominent role in the epic than in many other works of ancient literature. This focus is especially remarkable when considered beside the Iliad, which centres the exploits of soldiers and kings during the Trojan War.