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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 – a necessary digression

This particular blog post deals with necessary background to what is happening in Book 2 of the Odyssey. Most readers will have heard the Greek word πόλις (pronounced [pólis]) and will have been told simply that it means city. Yet … Continue reading

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The Odyssey: Book 2 lines 25-34

Book 2 of the Odyssey continues with the address to the assembly by the old warrior Aegyptius (as implied rather than explicitly stated). In essence, he has heard the news that Odysseus is alive on the island of Calypso and … Continue reading

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The Odyssey: Book 2 lines 1-24

The second book of the Odyssey begins with the coming of the next dawn. This passage gives a fascinating insight into the manner of dress and daily habits of the early ancient Greeks. Telemachus awakes and puts on his sword … Continue reading

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