The Odyssey by Homer

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How was greed displayed throughout "The Odyssey"? What are some examples?

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Greed is a common theme throughout the Odyssey.

The first reference referring to greed is described early in Book I, when Odysseus's son Telemachus is speaking to Athene discussing the suitors who want to marry his mother Penelope.  He states, "as many as lord it in rocky Ithaca, all these woo my mother and waste my house...so they devour and diminish my house."  This cites one example of greed on the part of the suitors.

Another reference to greed may be found in Book 18 when Eurymachus entertains his friends at Odysseus's house.  He addresses the...

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