Odyssey Parts 1 and 2 Review
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Who is the father of Odysseus?
Who is the father of Polyphemus?
Who is the father of Telemachus?
Who is Helios?
the sun god
a scene that interrupts the sequence of events in a narrative to relate earlier events
a long prose narrative in an elevated or dignified language, celebrating the feats of a legendary hero.
Why are the Lotus-Eaters so dangerous to Odysseus' men?
Eating the lotus flower makes them "lose hope of home."
Why are the Cyclopes representative of lack of civilization?
The Cyclopes have no law in their society—civilized life in a law-abiding society is a blessing.
What name does Odysseus give to Polyphemus, the Cyclops?
Which episode does Odysseus lose all of his men?
the Cattle of the Sun God
Name a few qualities of an epic hero?
Physical strength, mental intelligence, craftiness/ cunning, confidence
What does Polyphemus, the Cyclops, at the end of Odysseus' adventure on this island that has a major impact on future of the epic?
Polyphemus begs his father Poseidon to curse Odysseus.
Part I of the Odyssey is mainly about ____________.
What does in medias res mean?
In the middle of things
What gift does Aeolus give Odysseus?
Bag of unfavorable winds
What happened when Odysseus' crew opened the gift from King Aeolus?
They are blown off course.
Who are the Laestrygonians?
Who warned Odysseus to leave Helios' cattle alone?
Tiresias, the blind prophet
Why did Odysseus have to rally his crew with stories of past victories?
To get them passed the dangerous Scylla (six-headed monster) and Charybdis (giant, ship-devouring whirlpool)
Why does Odysseus allow his ship to land on Thrinacia so the crew can rest?
Odysseus' men agreed with Eurylocus leaving him outnumbered.
When Odysseus withdraws from his men to pray, what does he pray for?
Salvation from the gods and that there may be a way out of their current situation.
What do Odysseus' men do while he is away praying?
The men kill and eat Lord Helios' cattle.
How does Odysseus survive the shipwreck?
He grabs a piece of the mast and holds on.
Where does Odysseus arrive after escaping Scylla?
Ogygia, Calypso's island
What is the definition of dwindled?
Gradually lessened, diminished
What is the definition of wantonness?
Reckless or lack of restraint
What is the definition of questing?
Seeking, searching, pursing
What is the definition of insidious?
Slyly treacherous or deceitful
What is the definition of eddied?
What is the definition of adorn?
To decorate, add beauty
What is the definition of libation?
Ritual pouring of wine
What is the definition of flout?
Defy, ignore, scoff at
What is the definition of beeves
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