A man named Odysseus defies the odds and spends ten years traveling back to his homeland. All he finds is devastation.
“Of all creatures that breathe and move upon the earth, nothing is bred that is weaker than man.” -- Homer
And here's the jist: The Trojan war has finally ended, and a prominent warrior, Odysseus, is trying to get home. He and his crew keep getting stuck on various islands, and Odysseus is quickly getting fed up with their incompetence. They land on the island of Phaeacia, and Odysseus tells the islanders about his previous journey, and all the trials he's been thorugh. They are so impressed that they outfit him with a boat and send him merrily on his way to Ithica, his home. When he gets there, his baby son has grown into a young man, and his wife, shockingly enough, is being courted by a bunch of lousy, rude suitors. They get drunk, slap the servants, slop wine everywhere, and gobble up the palace's resources. It's not a shocker that queen Penelope, Odysseus' wife, is not interested in them. Odysseus, his son, and a loyal swineherd take the palace by storm, and brutally murder every suitor. Peace is restored to the kingdom.