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Odyssey Key Terms and Places

Key terms and places from set books of Homer's Odyssey. Written for New Zealand Classics students.
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Xenia
Greek code of hospitality; guest friendship
Ithaca
Odysseus' home, an island off the coast of Greece
Kleos
Greek word for glory or fame
Ogygia
The island of Calypso where Odysseus is kept for seven long years
Scherie
Island of the Phaecians
Loyalty
Characteristic shown by the servants Eurycleia, Eumaeus and Philotius
Disloyalty
Characteristic shown by the servants Melantho and Melanthius
Glory
Characteristic of a Homeric Hero: Thirst for ______
Manhood
A theme of the Odyssey is Telemachus' transition to _________
Pylos
'Sandy _______ ' is the home of Nestor
Sparta
Home of Menelaus and Helen: visited by Telemachus
Tact
Characteristic shown by Odysseus when he calls to Nausicaa: "Princess, I am at your knees!"
Cunning
Characteristic shown by Odysseus when he lies to Polyphemus.
Vengeful
Characteristic shown by Odysseus when he has the disloyal maids hung.
Veil
Penelope must wear this when seen in by the Suitors
Olympus
Home of the Gods: Mt _________