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What are the themes or issues that get raised at the meeting  between Odysseus and the...

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a-chan | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 10, 2007 at 2:32 PM via web

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What are the themes or issues that get raised at the meeting  between Odysseus and the dead heroes Ajax, Agamemnon, and Achilles?

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daveb | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Adjunct Educator

Posted October 11, 2007 at 11:58 PM (Answer #1)

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One issue undoubtedly raised is that Odysseus has to get home, and be wary of how things have changed since he left.

Agamemmnon's story alone provides enough credibility to this story; while he was off fighting the war, his wife was carrying on an affair, and eventually, Agamemmnon is killed becaue of his wife's behavior.

As though Odysseus doesn't already have enough incentive to return, Agamemmnon helps give him pause...and may just provide the stimulus for Odysseus to return quietly, so that he will be able to regain the throne.

Dave Becker

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a-chan | Student, Undergraduate | (Level 1) Honors

Posted October 14, 2007 at 10:24 AM (Answer #2)

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Thanks for your help:)

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