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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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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: more on Book 1 lines 32-112 from line 63

I’ve been fairly swamped with other things of late and so have not finished going through Book 1 in the level of detail I want. The remainder of the book does seem logically a single unit and so I want … Continue reading

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The Odyssey Book 1: lines 32-112

This section is the first real scene of the story. On Mt. Olympus, the traditional home of the Greek gods, Athena is addressing Zeus. (The Wikipedia page linked for Zeus is mostly accurate except for the equating of the modern … Continue reading

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