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Competition in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

is presented as an outright competition in the story of their contest for recognition as the patron deity of Athens" (65). In Boo...

Spiritual Journey and Spiritual Growth

to return to the cave because its familiar and comfortable? The answer to all these questions is "yes." (Allegory of the Cave, 2...

Women in Odyssey and Lysistrata

also notes that even when she met with her husband near the end she still did not run into his arms, remaining cautious and loyal ...

Extended Similes of Violence in “The Odyssey”

rested for two days, then sailed on again, but where blown off course once more by the North Wind (Homer). They ended up in the la...

Athena and Penelope

among all the Gods have renown for wit (metis) and tricks" (The Museum of the Goddess Athena). As one can see, Athena does not lov...

Wine in The Odyssey

reader how "everything well stowed, the wine in jars, and the barley meal, which is the staff of life" which indicates that wine r...

Epic Hero Status of Odysseus in Homer’s “The Odyssey”

was time to allow Odysseus to return home. Should he be allowed to go back to Ithaka to be reunited with his wife Penelope and hi...

Athena and Juno in Homer and Virgil

that Aegisthuss death is certainly deserved, "But my heart breaks for Odysseus, / that seasoned veteran cursed by fate so long -- ...

The Odyssey and The Alchemist: Free Will, Determinism, and the Journeys

not something he will believe as he has already made a choice to be a shepherd and not a priest which is what was determined for h...

Reflections on Homer’s Odyssey

he rolls a huge boulder across the opening to the cave. Polyphemus eats two of Odysseuss men and it is clear that he plans to make...

Virgil’s Portrayal of Hell in Book VI of The Aeneid

observes a boatman named Charon who is transporting the souls of the dead across the river. There are "hollow groans, and shrieks...

Moral and Ethical Principles Learned from The Odyssey

Telemachus says: "But come, stay longer, keen as you are to sail, / so you can bathe and rest and lift your spirits, / then go bac...

Women in the Odyssey, Penelope’s Power

and the goddess shows this with her actions throughout the narrative. Therefore, examination of the Odyssey demonstrates that the ...

Summary of the PBS Documentary Myths and the Moundbuilders (1980)

this historical puzzle dating back to the novice citizen investigations to the more scientific and sophisticated Illinois River Va...

Impressions from the Readings

having given his word, feels that he has no choice but to keep it, even though he fears, rightly, that the boy will end in disaste...

Emulating Homer

Cimmerians and their cloudy city at our backs, Turning our faces instead toward life, toward home, Defying the goddess of the is...

Homer and Virgil

men encounter comrades who were killed and left unburied, meaning that their spirits are doomed to wander. The first thing that st...

Changes In The Catholic Church

(Hellwig, 2007). Like many Catholics, this woman followed everything the Church taught, followed all the rules, adhered to all the...

Faith-Based Counseling

anxiety or address a family problem, they may prefer faith-based counseling simply because its in a language that fits them and th...

The Parable Of The Mustard Seed

13 31 Another parable put he forth unto them, saying, The kingdom of heaven is like to a grain of mustard seed, which a man took, ...

Relationship Between the Goddess Athena and Odysseus in 'The Odyssey'

Calypsos island and has been since the war ended. Athena begins her guidance by getting agreement from the gods (Homer 1.26-27). ...

Hospitality Theme in 'The Odyssey' by Homer

the theme of hospitality in such situations is emphasized when we recognize that this same theme is repeated many times in the Bib...

'Goodness' of Odysseus

a good person or a bad person, only that he is religious. In another section, much further along in the story, we see Odysseus t...

Heroes Odysseus and Gilgamesh

a hero in strength and abilities, not in actions and deeds. With Enkidu, however, he finds a soul mate. He no longer seeks out the...

Gods and Goddesses of Greece and Rome

does provoke Didos suicide one has to question to what extent he would embrace the label of hero. At the same time, besides the in...

Derek Walcott's 'Omeros' Theoretically Studied

spiritual awakening. CHARACTERISTICS OF AN EPIC POEM: Epic poems all share similar characteristics which define them as such. Fo...

Masculinity in Early Literary Structure and Narratives

If we look to biology the definition of masculine is related to that of male. The male animal has testicles as opposed to ovaries...

Fate and Odysseus in Homer's 'The Odyssey'

and wide after he had sacked the famous town of Troy. Many cities did he visit, and many were the nations with whose manners and c...

Epic Works of Homer

that allows the poem to celebrate or immortalize its national culture (Epic Poetry). The distinguishing characteristics of Homers...

The Significance of Feasting in Homer's Odyssey

that whatever the customs of good behavior, these people are not observing them. In light of this we would assume that the people ...