In The Odyssey, Athene helped Odysseus numerous

In “The Odyssey”, Athene helped Odysseus numerous ways physically and mentally by aiding him, Telemachus, and Penelope. In book I, Athene urged Telemachus to give up boyhood, act like a man, present his case to search for his father to the assembly, and take stronger steps to search for his father. After Telemachus presented his […]

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Homer Odyssey XXI

So he spoke and they were all exceedingly angry, fearing lest he might string the well-polished bow. Antinous reproached him, spoke to him and called him by name. “Ah wretched stranger, you do not have the least amount of sense; Are you not satisfied with the fact that you dine quietly with us noblemen and […]

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Gods in Homer are used for comic effect where as the gods in Virgil have a more serious role

In the Odyssey, I don’t feel that the gods serve any more a comical purpose than they do in the Aeneid. The role of the gods is in fact very serious, and very significant. For example, Athene is constantly following Odysseus, checking up on him and trying to help him. More specifically, she makes him […]

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Odyssey Amusement Park

Cyclops, giants, six-headed monsters, these are some of the attractions of the one of a kind Odysseyland, an amusement park based on the theme of Homer’s The Odyssey. The park has several rides and games to entertain and test the mettle of any aspiring hero. The Cyclone is a free-falling ride that attempts to recreate […]

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Odysseus in Hades

Few characters in literature have ever ventured into the underworld and returned back to earth. Odysseus’ trip to the underworld offers the reader an insight into Ancient Greek society and religion. The advice and requests made by the people he encounters show us how the people of the time viewed the afterlife Circe directed Odysseus […]

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Odyssey Curiosity

In The Odyssey by Homer, like in most ancient Greek stories, curiosity is frowned upon. Homer displays many tragic consequences due to curiosity to convey his definition of curiosity. One example of how curiosity killed the cat would be when Odysseus and his shipmates head home after their visit to Aiolia Island, and homer explains, […]

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The Epics of Sundiata and the Odyssey

An epic is a long narrative poem that recounts the doings of a legendary hero whose action determines the fate of people or a nation surrounding them. The epic of Sundiata recapitulates the story of the foundation of the Mali Empire. The epic is told by the griot, an African oral storyteller who is responsible […]

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The Odyssey and the Penelopiad

The reader’s response to a text is influenced by his or her understanding of the author’s contextual influences and the time during which the text was composed. Context plays a crucial role in establishing plot and how meaning is shaped throughout the text. By analysing The Odyssey and The Penelopiad, the reader gains a powerful […]

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Xenia in the Odyssey

The Importance of Xenia in The Odyssey and it’s Consequences One of the most important themes in The Odyssey is the concept of xenia, which is the old Greek word for hospitality. In modern times, hospitality is something we rarely think of, and the first thing that comes to mind is the hotel industry, but […]

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Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey

Against Wind and Tide: A Cuban Odyssey was a film directed by Jim Burroughs that depicts the migration of Cuban refugees in the 1980a. The mass departure was also known as the Mariel Boatlift where thousands of Cubans departed from Cuban’s Mariel harbor to United States. Jim and his men conducted the documentation by boarding […]

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Aeneid, The Odyssey, and The Inferno

The Odyssey and The Aeneid are two of the most celebrated and read classical epics. The Odyssey which is centered on a land called Greece, takes the fall of the city of Troy as its starting point and crafts a new epic around the struggle of one of those Greek warriors, the hero Odysseus.

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