Homers the Odyssey: Greek Classic - Homer

Homers the Odyssey: Greek Classic - Homer

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Homers the Odyssey

Homer

Greek Classics - Homers The Odyssey

The Odyssey begins ten years after the end of the ten-year Trojan War (the subject of the Iliad), and Odysseus has still not returned home from the war. Odysseus' son Telemachus is about 20 years old and is sharing his absent father's house on the island of Ithaca with his mother Penelope and a crowd of 108 boisterous young men, "the Suitors", whose aim is to persuade Penelope to marry one of them, all the while enjoying the hospitality of Odysseus' household and eating up his wealth.

Odysseus' protectress, the goddess Athena, discusses his fate with Zeus, king of the gods, at a moment when Odysseus' enemy, the god of the sea Poseidon, is absent from Mount Olympus. Then, disguised as a Taphian chieftain named Mentes, she visits Telemachus to urge him to search for news of his father. He offers her hospitality; they observe the suitors dining rowdily while the bard Phemius performs a narrative poem for them. Penelope objects to Phemius' theme, the "Return from Troy", because it reminds her of her missing husband, but Telemachus rebuts her objections.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781540859532
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/07/2016
Series: Greek Classics - Homers The Odyssey
Pages: 174
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.37(d)

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