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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: 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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The Odyssey Book 1: lines 11-31

This portion serves as a transition from the summary of the invocation to the first major scene. While in a sense, this is also a summary passage, it does begin more fully to paint the scene. We very much get … Continue reading

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