It seems that the Homer Multitext project is a web service that implements a generic architecture for working with citable scholarly data. May be you want to read this if you have some time:http://chs.harvard.edu/wa/pageR?tn=Arti ... 12&mn=4846
But if you don't, all that you need to know is this: all the resources of the project are identified by a CTS URN (which is an unique identified that encodes information like the author, the work, the manuscript, the specific passage you are searching for, etc.). In order to look up one resource, you have to build a URN with that information according to your searching, and send it to the web service.
For example, the URN for the first verses of the Iliad would be:
Where tlg0012 identifies Homer works, and tlg001 identifies the Iliad, etc. (In the site of the project is documented how to build these URNs according to the CTS protocol).
Then you just have to send the URN to the web service, which you can do here:http://beta.hpcc.uh.edu/tomcat/hmtdigital/svcforms
Put the URN in the correspond text field and click in the "get passage" button. That would create the request to the web service for you and you will be redirected to:http://beta.hpcc.uh.edu/tomcat/hmtdigit ... .msA%3A1.1
You can see the available resources and the URN for each one here:http://beta.hpcc.uh.edu/tomcat/hmtdigital/overview
But sorry, I don't see the Odyssey in the catalog
I didn't know this project until now, I think it has a great potential, because, although it is a web service and is not designed for end-users, it defines a protocol to provide other computer application with the texts. So in the future, if web developers are not too busy with some new absurd Facebook application, this web service may integrate with other scholarly software that everybody may use from their Kindles, iPhones, etc.