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18 Jan 2017 21:24 | Author: User1492162805 | Category: Essay topics on moral justice

"Politics" is an essay written by Ralph Waldo Emerson. It is part of his Essays: Second Series, published in 1844. A premier philosopher, poet and leader of American.

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    User1488135420 18 Jan 2017 02:23

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''''''''''''''''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''''''''''''''''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''''''''''''''''re moving, because you know he''''''''''''''''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it''''''''s not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus'''''''' brawn. but it''''''''s not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus''''''''s role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

    Throughout The Odyssey, Greek values and the Greek culture are constantly shaped by the flow of the author’s pen, which narrates a story with an intricate plot. The epic allows the modern-day public know about the times when men fought with their hands and their heads, when the gods dominated cultures, and when love and faithfulness meant something. The Odyssey is a great work of a great poet, Homer, who not only captures the essence of the ancient Greek spirit and culture, but also tells a story that can be passed down from generation to generation, without any fear of growing old.

    The final part in our series about the Trojan War brings our ship-wrecked hero, Odysseus back home after 20 long years away. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is full of suitors wooing his wife, the faithful Queen Penelope. He and his son Prince Telemachus plot a fearful revenge.

    This story is full of both exciting fights and touching moments of recognition none more so than when the faithful dog Argos, lying on dung heap, senses his master. We round off the tale with some moving verses from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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    викарий 👻 18 Jan 2017 05:25

    I prefer the first one but think you leave it a bit too late in the paragraph to introduce the 3 characteristics. Perhaps moving the paragraph round a bit with any necessary slight word changes - maybe start with the sentence beginning "In order to be considered..." then change your current first words to "Are these three." hope that helps

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    redwolf584 18 Jan 2017 03:54

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''re moving, because you know he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' brawn. but it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

    Throughout The Odyssey, Greek values and the Greek culture are constantly shaped by the flow of the author’s pen, which narrates a story with an intricate plot. The epic allows the modern-day public know about the times when men fought with their hands and their heads, when the gods dominated cultures, and when love and faithfulness meant something. The Odyssey is a great work of a great poet, Homer, who not only captures the essence of the ancient Greek spirit and culture, but also tells a story that can be passed down from generation to generation, without any fear of growing old.

    The final part in our series about the Trojan War brings our ship-wrecked hero, Odysseus back home after 20 long years away. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is full of suitors wooing his wife, the faithful Queen Penelope. He and his son Prince Telemachus plot a fearful revenge.

    This story is full of both exciting fights and touching moments of recognition none more so than when the faithful dog Argos, lying on dung heap, senses his master. We round off the tale with some moving verses from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

    Odysseus made his first mistake with Polyphemus, the cyclops.  He should never have boasted his name and bragged of his accomplishment.  That was what got him into so much trouble with Poseidon.

    Famed for his courage, intelligence, and leadership, Odysseus ( Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan - Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. His resourcefulness and oratory skills were instrumental in the Greek victory in the Trojan War and following the conflict, he was the protagonist in many fantastic adventures on his long voyage back home to Ithaka (or Ithaca).

    Odysseus was the man to accomplish all three of these difficult tasks. First, he went back to Syros and persuaded Neoptolemos to join him. Then he went to Lemnos to pick up Philoktetes and the weapons of Hercules. The latter was, though, more than a little peeved at having been abandoned on the island in the first place, but it turned out to be worth all the persuasive efforts of Odysseus, as Philoktetes managed to kill Paris with his deadly arrows pretty much as soon as he entered the battle at Troy.

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    orangesnake668 17 Jan 2017 22:31

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''re moving, because you know he''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it's not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus' brawn. but it's not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus's role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

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    User1489280171 17 Jan 2017 22:00

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''''''''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''''''''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''''''''re moving, because you know he''''''''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it''''s not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus'''' brawn. but it''''s not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus''''s role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

    Throughout The Odyssey, Greek values and the Greek culture are constantly shaped by the flow of the author’s pen, which narrates a story with an intricate plot. The epic allows the modern-day public know about the times when men fought with their hands and their heads, when the gods dominated cultures, and when love and faithfulness meant something. The Odyssey is a great work of a great poet, Homer, who not only captures the essence of the ancient Greek spirit and culture, but also tells a story that can be passed down from generation to generation, without any fear of growing old.

    The final part in our series about the Trojan War brings our ship-wrecked hero, Odysseus back home after 20 long years away. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is full of suitors wooing his wife, the faithful Queen Penelope. He and his son Prince Telemachus plot a fearful revenge.

    This story is full of both exciting fights and touching moments of recognition none more so than when the faithful dog Argos, lying on dung heap, senses his master. We round off the tale with some moving verses from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

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    yellowtiger188 18 Jan 2017 03:57

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He's basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he's a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you're moving, because you know he's going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

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    User1490947217 18 Jan 2017 07:29

    Odysseus returns home 20 years after leaving for Troy. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is.

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    purplegoose749 18 Jan 2017 04:16

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''re moving, because you know he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' brawn. but it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

    Throughout The Odyssey, Greek values and the Greek culture are constantly shaped by the flow of the author’s pen, which narrates a story with an intricate plot. The epic allows the modern-day public know about the times when men fought with their hands and their heads, when the gods dominated cultures, and when love and faithfulness meant something. The Odyssey is a great work of a great poet, Homer, who not only captures the essence of the ancient Greek spirit and culture, but also tells a story that can be passed down from generation to generation, without any fear of growing old.

    The final part in our series about the Trojan War brings our ship-wrecked hero, Odysseus back home after 20 long years away. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is full of suitors wooing his wife, the faithful Queen Penelope. He and his son Prince Telemachus plot a fearful revenge.

    This story is full of both exciting fights and touching moments of recognition none more so than when the faithful dog Argos, lying on dung heap, senses his master. We round off the tale with some moving verses from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

    Odysseus made his first mistake with Polyphemus, the cyclops.  He should never have boasted his name and bragged of his accomplishment.  That was what got him into so much trouble with Poseidon.

    Famed for his courage, intelligence, and leadership, Odysseus ( Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan - Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. His resourcefulness and oratory skills were instrumental in the Greek victory in the Trojan War and following the conflict, he was the protagonist in many fantastic adventures on his long voyage back home to Ithaka (or Ithaca).

    Odysseus was the man to accomplish all three of these difficult tasks. First, he went back to Syros and persuaded Neoptolemos to join him. Then he went to Lemnos to pick up Philoktetes and the weapons of Hercules. The latter was, though, more than a little peeved at having been abandoned on the island in the first place, but it turned out to be worth all the persuasive efforts of Odysseus, as Philoktetes managed to kill Paris with his deadly arrows pretty much as soon as he entered the battle at Troy.

    thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

    Poseidon was angry at Odysseus for three reasons. First, Poseidon supported the Trojans in the Trojan war and Odysseus was a member of the Greek forces that defeated the Trojans. Second, the goddess Athena was the main patron of Odysseus and she was a rival to Poseidon, having beaten him in the contest to be the patron deity of Athens. Third, and most important, the Cyclops Polyphemus was the son of Poseidon. In book 9.

    1. What is the role of family in the Odyssey ? What values characterize the relationship between fathers and sons? You may wish to compare and contrast some of the father and son pairs in the epic (Odysseus and Telemachus, Laertes and Odysseus, Poseidon and Polyphemus, Nestor and Pisistratus, Eupithes and Antinous). How does Homer portray the idea of continuity between generations?

    2. What is the role of women in the Odyssey ? Focusing especially on Penelope , Calypso, or Anticleia, discuss how women are portrayed in this epic.

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    orangedog716 18 Jan 2017 06:11

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''re moving, because you know he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it''''''''''''''''s not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus'''''''''''''''' brawn. but it''''''''''''''''s not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus''''''''''''''''s role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

    Throughout The Odyssey, Greek values and the Greek culture are constantly shaped by the flow of the author’s pen, which narrates a story with an intricate plot. The epic allows the modern-day public know about the times when men fought with their hands and their heads, when the gods dominated cultures, and when love and faithfulness meant something. The Odyssey is a great work of a great poet, Homer, who not only captures the essence of the ancient Greek spirit and culture, but also tells a story that can be passed down from generation to generation, without any fear of growing old.

    The final part in our series about the Trojan War brings our ship-wrecked hero, Odysseus back home after 20 long years away. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is full of suitors wooing his wife, the faithful Queen Penelope. He and his son Prince Telemachus plot a fearful revenge.

    This story is full of both exciting fights and touching moments of recognition none more so than when the faithful dog Argos, lying on dung heap, senses his master. We round off the tale with some moving verses from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

    Odysseus made his first mistake with Polyphemus, the cyclops.  He should never have boasted his name and bragged of his accomplishment.  That was what got him into so much trouble with Poseidon.

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    Влада 🌹 18 Jan 2017 01:50

    wow thats a tough one...... but maybe not that tough...... he waz a reat leadr though he abused his leadership[ talent......... being able to conquer so well takes amazing leadership skills also being able to direct soldiers....... haveing the cunning to overthrow kingz ( een having them beheaded)....... he waz an amazing leader in that sense but still some think it boils down to the fact that he waz evil....... but that has nothing to do with his leadership skillz

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    bluesnake467 18 Jan 2017 00:38

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''re moving, because you know he''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' brawn. but it''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''s role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

    Throughout The Odyssey, Greek values and the Greek culture are constantly shaped by the flow of the author’s pen, which narrates a story with an intricate plot. The epic allows the modern-day public know about the times when men fought with their hands and their heads, when the gods dominated cultures, and when love and faithfulness meant something. The Odyssey is a great work of a great poet, Homer, who not only captures the essence of the ancient Greek spirit and culture, but also tells a story that can be passed down from generation to generation, without any fear of growing old.

    The final part in our series about the Trojan War brings our ship-wrecked hero, Odysseus back home after 20 long years away. He arrives on his rocky island kingdom of Ithaca disguised as a beggar and finds that his palace is full of suitors wooing his wife, the faithful Queen Penelope. He and his son Prince Telemachus plot a fearful revenge.

    This story is full of both exciting fights and touching moments of recognition none more so than when the faithful dog Argos, lying on dung heap, senses his master. We round off the tale with some moving verses from Ulysses by Alfred Lord Tennyson.

    troutmiller | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator

    Odysseus made his first mistake with Polyphemus, the cyclops.  He should never have boasted his name and bragged of his accomplishment.  That was what got him into so much trouble with Poseidon.

    Famed for his courage, intelligence, and leadership, Odysseus ( Roman name: Ulysses) was one of the great pan - Hellenic heroes of Greek mythology. His resourcefulness and oratory skills were instrumental in the Greek victory in the Trojan War and following the conflict, he was the protagonist in many fantastic adventures on his long voyage back home to Ithaka (or Ithaca).

    Odysseus was the man to accomplish all three of these difficult tasks. First, he went back to Syros and persuaded Neoptolemos to join him. Then he went to Lemnos to pick up Philoktetes and the weapons of Hercules. The latter was, though, more than a little peeved at having been abandoned on the island in the first place, but it turned out to be worth all the persuasive efforts of Odysseus, as Philoktetes managed to kill Paris with his deadly arrows pretty much as soon as he entered the battle at Troy.

    thanatassa | College Teacher | (Level 3) Educator Emeritus

    Poseidon was angry at Odysseus for three reasons. First, Poseidon supported the Trojans in the Trojan war and Odysseus was a member of the Greek forces that defeated the Trojans. Second, the goddess Athena was the main patron of Odysseus and she was a rival to Poseidon, having beaten him in the contest to be the patron deity of Athens. Third, and most important, the Cyclops Polyphemus was the son of Poseidon. In book 9.

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    heavyladybug677 18 Jan 2017 06:19

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    Odysseus is brave, strong, handsome, wily, loyal, pious—and did we mention handsome? He''''s basically begging for a "hey girl" meme. ("Hey girl. I may have spent seven years with a goddess, but you still look divine to me.) So, what makes this paragon of perfection so darn perfect?

    First, he''''s a hard worker. This is man you want to invite over for pizza when you''''re moving, because you know he''''s going to be lifting that refrigerator all by himself. Menelaos tells us that "no one of the Achaians labored as much as Odysseus labored and achieved" (4.106); his friend Eurylochos says "You are a hard, man, Odysseus. Your force is greater, your limbs never wear out. You must be made all of iron" (12.279-80).

    Think of Odysseus as the Dr. Ian Malcolm of The Iliad. Ian Malcolm spends the entirety of Jurassic Park stealing scenes, but it''s not until The Lost World that he gets to be the star of the show. In the Iliad, Odysseus is the brains to Achilleus'' brawn. but it''s not until The Odyssey that we get to see him take center stage.

    Even though he does not appear in many scenes, Odysseus''s role in the Iliad lays the groundwork for a subsequent tradition (including the Odyssey and the non-Homeric poems of The Epic Cycle ) that portrays him as a wily trickster. From these works, we get a picture of Odysseus as an alternative kind of hero to Achilleus—one who survives by his wits.

    Throughout The Odyssey, Greek values and the Greek culture are constantly shaped by the flow of the author’s pen, which narrates a story with an intricate plot. The epic allows the modern-day public know about the times when men fought with their hands and their heads, when the gods dominated cultures, and when love and faithfulness meant something. The Odyssey is a great work of a great poet, Homer, who not only captures the essence of the ancient Greek spirit and culture, but also tells a story that can be passed down from generation to generation, without any fear of growing old.

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