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  • The Odyssey
    Telemachus has to go see Nestor because he needs information on his father Odysseus's possible whereabouts. The Trojan War ended ten years ago, and though Nestor and Odysseus left Troy at the same...

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    While Zeus certainly makes things difficult for Odysseus after the Trojan War, it might be better to consider what Poseidon, god of the sea, does to Odysseus. While Zeus is often less than fond of...

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  • The Odyssey
    Aeneas, Achilles and Odysseus are heroes mentioned in Homer's epic poem The Iliad. It is the story of the ten year Trojan War and the eventual fall of the city of Troy. Aeneas, a Trojan warrior...

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  • The Odyssey
    The most obvious law of behavior that Polyphemus violates is hospitality. In Ancient Greece, and much of the rest of the ancient world, hospitality was much more important. Journeys took much...

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  • The Odyssey
    The Odyssey by Homer is an epic poem that tells the story of Odysseus' journey home. While there are many, many conflicts that happen throughout the story that covers 20 years, which is how long it...

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  • The Odyssey
    After helping the Greeks to win the Trojan war, Odysseus sets out on what will become a ten year long journey to return to his home and kingdom of Ithaca. Although Odysseus experiences many...

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  • The Odyssey
    One of Odysseus' most famous features is his cleverness (or guile, as you say), and he exhibits this skill at many times during both Homer's Iliad and Odyssey. The most obvious (and probably most...

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  • The Odyssey
    Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus sometimes lets his pride prevent him from listening to the advice of others. One example of this occurs in Book 9, while Odysseus recounts his past adventures to...

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  • The Odyssey
    With Athena's help, Odysseus is able to return to his palace unrecognized and gauge the loyalty of his suitors. While mingling among them as a beggar, he becomes aware of the fact that the...

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  • The Odyssey
    In Book 9 of Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus recounts his adventure to the land of the Cyclopes. While there, he and twelve of his men were imprisoned by Polyphemus the cyclops (who ate two of them and...

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  • The Odyssey
    When Odysseus visits the Underworld and Tiresias warns Odysseus not to do certain things, Odysseus promises to heed his words, but later on, he does not obey the warning. In Book 11, Tiresias says...

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  • The Odyssey
    One type of figurative language that is used often in The Odyssey is personification. Personification is when animate or human-like qualities are given to an inanimate object or concept. For...

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  • The Odyssey
    Ismarus is another name for the Cicones’ stronghold. This is the first stop for Odysseus’ men after leaving Troy. Still on the battle-high of sacking Troy, Odysseus and his men decide to also...

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  • The Odyssey
    First, let us define a simile. A simile is a comparison using the words like or as. There are three noteworthy similes in Chapter 20 of The Odyssey by Homer. The first simile we can look at...

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    All of Odysseus' men died on the return journey to Ithaca. Originally, Odysseus had twelve ships. Unfortunately, the Laestrygonians engaged in cannibalism; they destroyed 11 of Odysseus' ships...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus makes both good and bad decisions along his journey from Troy to his native island of Ithaca. Book 9 of Homer's Odyssey provides examples of both Odysseus' good and bad decisions. One of...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus faced a number of frightful monsters during his wanderings. One particularly scary monster was the whirlpool (or sea monster) Charybdis, the daughter of Poseidon. Charybdis does not kill...

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  • The Odyssey
    I could not find the exact wording of your quote; however, I found a very similar epic simile on page 208 of the Robert Fagles 1996 book version. The same simile can be found on page 133 of The...

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  • The Odyssey
    Athena advised Telemachus to first make his case before the assembly of Achaean heroes and ask the suitors to leave. The goddess also stated that if Penelope, Telemachus’s mother was bent on...

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  • The Odyssey
    In book 9 of the Odyssey, protagonist Odysseus relates his past adventures to the Phaeacians; this flashback explains how Odysseus ended up on Calypso's island. Specifically--following several...

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  • The Odyssey
    Here are some quotes to help you out: There are words of foreboding as part of Odysseus' narration: "A sudden foreboding told my fighting spirit I'd soon come up against some giant clad in power...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus comes to the goddess Calypso's island, Ogygia, after Zeus destroys his ship and leaves him and his men shipwrecked (Zeus' action was punishment for Odysseus' men sacrificing the sacred...

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  • Julius Caesar
    Yes, pathos is a rhetorical device, and one that is used effectively in Julius Caesar. Typically, you hear about pathos in conjunction with two other rhetorical devices -- ethos and logos. To...

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  • The Odyssey
    To create a story about the opposite of Penelope, a writer would probably have to place her in a different culture than the world of Bronze Age Greece. The world that Homer creates depicts married...

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  • The Odyssey
    There are many instances throughout The Odyssey where Odysseus acts heroically. A hero, according to Cambridge Dictionaries Online, is "a ​person ​admired for ​bravery, ​great...

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  • The Odyssey
    After Odysseus and his crew made their way from the land of the lotus eaters, they arrived in the land of the Cyclops. The Cyclops were remarkably huge beasts who led an unconventional lifestyle as...

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  • The Odyssey
    As an epic hero, Odysseus displayed self-assurance constantly throughout his return trip home. However, on Circe's island of Aeaea, his confidence is illustrated through his words and actions, and...

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  • The Odyssey
    In Book Eight, Odysseus continually refuses to take part in the games that his new hosts, the Phaeacians, are holding. Broadsea and Laodamas, two Phaeacian princes, begin to tease and bully...

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  • The Odyssey
    It was foretold both by Tiresias in the Kingdom of the Dead chapter (page 253), as well as by Circe in The Cattle of the Sun chapter (page 275) that if Odysseus' men were to eat the sun god,...

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  • The Odyssey
    In Book One of the Odyssey, Homer ascribes the trouble which Odysseus and his men encountered to their own "wild recklessness" (line 7). This wild recklessness manifested itself in two major ways....

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  • The Odyssey
    The most significant figure Odysseus encounters in the underworld (Book 11 of the Odyssey) is Achilles, the central character from Homer's Iliad. Achilles, a demigod, was the greatest Greek...

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  • The Odyssey
    In Book 22, Odysseus finally reveals himself to the suitors who have plagued his homeland and his household. He does this by killing Antinous with an arrow through the throat in an extremely...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus, being the Greek hero that he is, has a lot of pride, or hubris. This excess of hubris is his worst vice and is shown in the scene with Polyphemus the cyclops in Book 9, The One-eyed...

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  • The Odyssey
    According to the Fagles' version of The Odyssey on page 431, Odysseus promises the swineherd and cowherd Eumaeus and Philoetius several things if they stand by him. The first is a wife for each...

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  • The Odyssey
    In Homer's Odyssey, Odysseus frequently suffers from the trap of romantic attraction. The best example of this is his encounter with the goddess Circe. After Circe uses magic to turn Odysseus' men...

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  • The Odyssey
    In The Odyssey by Homer, the eponymous hero Odysseus is shown as an exemplary leader in several different scenes and episodes. The first important leadership characteristic he demonstrates is...

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  • The Odyssey
    Although there is one use of "rosy-fingered dawn" that relates directly to Odysseus and Penelope, which I will discuss briefly below, it is unlikely that the phrase "rose-fingered dawn" (and all...

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  • The Odyssey
    In Homer's Odyssey, Polyphemus the cyclops is a bad host to Odysseus and his men. In Mycenaean Greek society, one of a person's most important social duties was to be a good host. This duty...

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  • The Odyssey
    A working method for a three-paragraph response might be arranged as follows: First paragraph: State your thesis, such as "I think Odysseus would be a hero in today's world for the following...

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  • The Odyssey
    Homer brings up Tiresias' prophecy after Odyseeus is once again King of Ithaca for two reasons: 1. To remind us readers and listeners about the prophecy, because at this point in the epic,...

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  • The Odyssey
    In Book IV, when Telemachus and Pisistratus sail to Sparta (Lacadaemon) to ask after Odysseus, Menelaus receives them graciously and treats them like gods. Their horses are cared for, they are...

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  • The Odyssey
    In the early sections of the Odyssey, Athena appears to Telemachus in disguise as Mentor. As Mentor, she gives Telemachus the confidence to speak to Nestor about his father, Odysseus. Nestor...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus's last land stop before getting home to Ithaca is the island of Phaeacia, where Alcinous is king and Arete is queen. Following the advice of their daughter, princess Nausicaa, Odysseus...

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  • The Odyssey
    In The Odyssey, by Homer, Odysseus and his men arrive on the Land of the Cyclopes. There, they come across the cave where Polyphemus, the cyclops, lives and help themselves to his giant cheeses and...

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  • The Odyssey
    In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus and his men come upon the Land of the Lotus Eaters in one of their many adventures. The lotus flowers are addictive, and make those who eat them forget all of...

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  • The Odyssey
    By Book 18 of the Odyssey, Odysseus has returned to Ithaca, but he has not yet made his return public. Instead, he has disguised himself as a beggar so his wife's suitors will not know his true...

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  • The Odyssey
    One of Odysseus’ negative characteristics is that he is stubbornly selfish. Odysseus act stubbornly selfish in a few ways. The first is during the adventure with the Cyclops in book 9. Odysseus...

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  • The Odyssey
    There are, of course, multiple themes within Homer's Odyssey, as it is a very long epic poem. However, there are a few that are more prominent than others: The first and foremost is the concept of...

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  • The Odyssey
    Odysseus is from a place called Ithaca, which is a Greek island in the Ionian Sea off the west coast of the mainland. Of course, that is where the modern island of Ithaca is, and whereas it is...

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  • The Odyssey
    In The Odyssey by Homer, Odysseus's craftiness is both good and bad. As an epic hero, Odysseus is a quick thinker and a resourceful survivalist. This is shown throughout the epic, but notably in...

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