The Odyssey by Homer

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In Book 9 of The Odyssey, what are two points at which Odysseus mentions a desire to return home?   Note: This question applies to what takes place before Odysseus' encounter with Polyphemus the...

In Book 9 of The Odyssey, what are two points at which Odysseus mentions a desire to return home?

 

Note: This question applies to what takes place before Odysseus' encounter with Polyphemus the Cyclops.

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At the beginning of Book IX, Odysseus is talking to King Alcinous and the rest of the Phaeacians at the feast.  At the start of the book, he begins to tell the story of what has happened to him.  Almost as soon as he starts talking, he mentions a desire to return home.  He tells the audience that

...there is nothing dearer to a man than his...

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