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  • summary of locations odysseus reached

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    Laestrygonian, a group of giant cannibals. They seized three of Odysseus’ men and tore one for dinner; the other two escaped, causing the entire tribe to attack Odysseus and his crew. Only Odysseus’ ship got away; the rest of the ships were sunk. Circe’ Island – The isla...

  • Traits of the Hero Odysseus in the Odyssey by Homer

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    What is a hero? What is so special about a hero? A hero is a mortal with inhuman powers who does things ‘normal’ people cannot do. Most heros are usually form Mythology of the Greeks and Romans in the twentieth (20th) to the first (1st) century BC. All heros will go through an Odyssey, or a adventure/s with romance, action, and at times, a happy ending. This leads to a story written in Eight hundred (800) BC, called “The Odyssey.” The Odyssey is an Epic poem written by Homer, a greek poet who lived

  • Odyssey

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    With these oppositions they helped Odysseus to get back home to Ithaca, whether they wanted to or not. These women from the novel that have opposing qualities, yet help Odysseus get home and finish off the suitors, are Penelope and Clytemnestra, Circe and Calypso, and Eurycleia and Melantho. This similarity of situation: Agamemnon = Odysseus; Orestes=Telemakhos. Clytemnestra is a disloyal wife and a cruel woman, while Penelope is a devoted spouse and a wonderful lady. When King Agamemnon goes away

  • What Is The Similarities Between The Odyssey And The Epic Of Gilgamesh

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    Gilgamesh. For example, without the harlot, who “tames” Enkidu, the story of Gilgamesh would not be, as we know it. A chapter entitled, “Women in Ancient Epic” from A Companion to Ancient Epic by Helene Foley compares Ishtar in Gilgamesh to Calypso and Circe in The Odyssey. By comparing the role of immortal and mortal women in both The Odyssey and The Epic of Gilgamesh, one will be able to discern how the feminine figures have played a pivotal role in shaping the destiny of the epic heroes, as well as

  • The Odyssey, by Homer

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    In Homer’s prominent epic, The Odyssey, A male protagonist gifted with immense physical strength and power named Odyssey is traveling back home to Ithaca. Over the course of his 10 year journey across vast and treacherous waters, his physical attributes are not enough to help him reach home. He faces many obstacles that he must overcome. The most important obstacle is temptation. His journey home is full of temptation and will challenge his physical and mental capabilities that he must learn to control

  • Six Hundred Years A Part…But Has the Writing Changed?

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    the protagonist being asked to tell a story. These stories contain similar adventures like that of Odysseus and the Cyclops and the Trojans and the Harpies. In addition, both epics contain similar characters, mainly gods, like Poseidon and Juno and Circe and Dido. Upon closer examination, the epics begin to deviate from each other in writing style. Virgil uses vivid imagery while Homer opts for his signature Homeric similes. The culminating difference between the two is the reason in which they were

  • The Odyssey Role Of Women Essay

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    The Roles of Women In Ancient Greek times, women were considered to be inferior to men. They were never part of the action, nor were they given significant roles in a world dominated by men. However, in Homer’s The Odyssey, women were not downplayed to weak, helpless beings blended into the background, dependent on men to survive. In fact, together they shaped Odysseus’s journey and contributed to such a strong feminine attitude that have led some scholars to believe that a man could not have possibly

  • Odyssean Gods In Greek Mythology

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    The Odyssean Gods and Their Stories The Odyssean gods are well known throughout Greek mythology. These gods include the following: Zeus, Poseidon, Athena, Hermes, Ino, Circe, and Calypso. Throughout the copious books found in Homer’s Odyssey, these gods allow for the main character, Odysseus, to continue his journey home without death catching up with him. Throughout the story, the reader is acquainted with all of the Odyssean gods, and is left with an odd perspective about each and every one

  • Women in Homer's The Odyssey

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    of this sexual power would be Circe and Calypso. Calypso and Circe however, are not the only examples of women from the text that used this mystifying power. The beautiful nymph Calypso and beautiful witch-goddess Circe had super natural powers, which they each used to make Odysseus their love slave. Calypso had captured Odysseus and taken him to her island, Ogygia, where they had an affair for a while. She used her beauty and she seduced him to control him. Circe used what we would call the “puppy

  • The Character Of Odysseus

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    sharpen a tree trunk which they used like a battering ram to put out the Cyclops’s only eye.” (Pg. 35) Another way that Odysseus shows that he is crafty was when he was able to convince the powerful witch-goddess Circe to turn his men back into pigs. This was a big accomplishment, because Circe always turne... ... middle of paper ... ...y know what was going on and also most of them would be very drunk. Another way was that he made sure that all of the women were locked up during the time he fought