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The Odyssey Book 2: lines 96-102

The speech of Antinous, the leader of the suitors, continues in these lines, as it will in the lines of the Odyssey that follow. What stands out in this passage is first that Antinous seeks to speak badly of Penelope … Continue reading

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The Odyssey Book 2: lines 85-95

Since Telemachus has just given his speech swaying the people, now Antinous chooses to address his fellow suitors instead. Before getting to the speech itself, one should realize just how this tactic wold appear to the ancient Greek audience. Especially … Continue reading

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The Odyssey: Book 1 lines 388-398

Having established now the context of Telemachus‘ response to Antinous, one now considers that response itself. In short, Telemachus tells Antinous that he ought not be dismayed that Telemachus appeals to Zeus to take up his cause and then he … Continue reading

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