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Final comments on Book 1 of the Odyssey

The first Book of the Odyssey begins and ends in medias res. One ought not be surprised at this fact, since although the Odyssey itself became a main source for material on the myths it discusses, the ancient Greek audience … Continue reading

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The Odyssey: Book 1, the invocation

Book 1 opens with an invocation of the Muse. Specifically, Homer would be invoking Calliope. For the audience, this serves to identify which story is being told, as well as setting the scene. Normally, I’m not going to go through … Continue reading

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Introduction to the Odyssey (Part 4): setting the scene

This last portion of my introduction to the Odyssey sets the scene of the story told in the Odyssey. The purpose here is to equip the reader to understand what is going on. The description is of course primarily my … Continue reading

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