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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: context for Book 1 lines 388-398 (to follow)

One should again remember the context of this scene. Telemachus has just announced that he is going to go in search of his father Odysseus. The suitors were dumbfounded and his mother Penelope has invited Telemachus upstairs into the women’s … Continue reading

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