Terms in this set (48)
What is the customary Greek treatment of guests?
Offer them food and drink, clean their feet
What is the topic of The Iliad?
The ten-year Trojan War
What is the name of Odysseus' trick that won the war?
Who are the two people who are said to have started the war?
Helen and Paris
This person is know as a "singer of tales"
Who were the women on whom Homer called for inspiration?
Who were the gods who hated AND helped Odysseus?
Poseidon and Athena
What are the names of the son AND father of Odysseus?
Telemachus and Laertes
Who are the two men who helped with Odysseus' plan?
Eumaeus and Philoeteus
Who is the blind prophet in the Underworld AND who else did Odysseus see down there?
Teiresias and Anticleia
What is the name of the island kingdom of Odysseus?
What are the inhabitants called who make you forget your home and want to stay forever?
Where was the Trojan War fought?
What is the name of the island where Helios' cattle reside?
What is the name of the island where Odysseus' men get a case of the swine flu?
What is the name of the enchantress who turns men into pigs?
What is the name of the six-headed serpent woman of the sea?
What is the name of the women whose singing drives sailors crazy, steering their boats into rocks?
What sea monster is also known as a maelstrom, or whirlpool?
What is the name of the Cyclops that Odysseus defeats?
This is the courageous canine who recognizes Odysseus before he dies?
This is the first person to whom Odysseus reveals himself
How did Eurycliea know he was Odysseus?
She noticed his leg scar
What is the name of the first suitor whom Odysseus kills?
How does Odysseus prove who is to Penelope?
He tells her the bed is made from a tree stump
What is one motive or theme of The Odyssey?
The journey home/searching for something in life
What was the name of the nymph who keeps Odysseus on her island for 7 years?
What is another name for the Greeks?
What was the name of the woman who finds Odysseus AND her father of Phaeciea?
Princess Nausicaa/King Alcinous
This god destroys all of the Odysseus' men
What are the names of the warriors on horseback who first fight Odysseus and his men?
What is the name of the god who helps Odysseus defeat Circe?
Odysseus returns to Ithaca disguised as a beggar
Odysseus goes to Eumaeus' house and reunites with his son Telemachus
Odysseus goes to his home and sees Argo, his faithful dog
Penelope welcomes Odysseus and Eurycleia washes his feet, recognizing him from a scar on his leg
Penelope says she'll marry the suitor who can string and shoot Odysseus' bow through 12 rings
Odysseus reveals himself to Emaeus and Philoeteus
Odysseus strings bow and shoots Antinous in the neck
Odysseus unleashes his fury on the suitors, killing them and hanging the untrustworthy maids
Odysseus tells the bed's origin, proving to Penelope that he is truly Odysseus
Greek king of Ithaca, son of Laërtes and Anticlea, husband of Penelope and father of Telemachus and Acusilaus
Wife of Odysseus
Author of the epic poems the Odyssey and Ilaid
A Homeric Thracian tribe, joined the war with the Trojans and leg by Euphemus
An epic about Odysseus' 10-year struggle to return home after the Trojan War
A name for the ancient city of Troy
A nymph who lived on the island of Ogygia where she kept Odysseus for seven years