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Classics 171 - Odyssey
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lover of Clytemnestra
mother of Odysseus; he sees her in the underworld, she killed herself
father of Odysseus
one of the leaders of the suitors, also one of the worst, assaults Odysseus with chair when he is dressed as a beggar; first suitor to be killed; slain by arrow to the throat
daughter of the Old Man of the Sea, tells Menelaus how to catch Proteus
a swineherd who is loyal to Odysseus' family
the nurse who raised Odysseus Nurse who raised Odysseus; she is the first person to recognize Odysseus; tells Odysseys which servant girls have been unfaithful
a leading suitor
elder on the island of Ithaca
Ithacan seer/prophet/soothsayer tries to stop the suitors
herald in palace of Odysseus
friend of Odysseus, whose form Athena assumes
companion of Odysseus. Athena appears disgused as him in Books 2, 3, 4, 22, 24
Son of Agamemnon and Clytemnestra
son of Nestor and companion of Telemachus
wife of Odysseus
A singer/bard in the house of Odysseus
Old Man of the Sea caught by Menelaus and forced to tell him information about Agamemnon, Ajax, and Odysseus
son of Odysseus
Who wins the armor of Achilles after he is killed?
Odysseus over Greater Ajax
What happens to Telemonian Ajax when he does not get Achilles' armor?
He gets really mad and decides to kill Odysseus, Agamemnon and Menelaus but the goddess Athena drove him mad and he killed some sheep. hen he came to his senses, he fell upon the sword Hector gave him. Agamemnon refused to allow Ajax to have a proper funeral for trying to kill him, but Odysseus persuaded him to relent.
Who is the priest of Apollo who suspected that the Trojan Horse was a trick?
What has Clytemnestra been doing while Agamemnon was at Troy?
She was sleeping with Aegisthus and planning on killing Agamemnon
Whom does Agamemnon bring home to Mycenae as a war prize?
What happens to Agamemnon when he returns home?
He finds out that Clytemnestra has taken a lover - Aegisthus and gets killed by Aegisthus w/ C's permission
Who avenges the murder of Agamemnon? How is this accomplished?
Orestes (Ag's son) kills Aegisthus
Athena visits Telemachus in Ithaca
Telemachus visits King Nestor at Pylos
The visit to King Menelaus and Helen in Sparta, story of Proteus
Odysseus on the island of Calypso
Nausicaa (land of Phaeacians)
Reception of Odysseus at the Palace of Alcinous
The Pheacian Games
The winds, Laestrygonians, and Circe
The Underworld and Teiresias
the straits of Scylla and Charybdis, the island of the sun
Odysseus Lands in Ithaca
ODYSSEUS IN EUMAEUS' HUT
Telemachus Return to Ithaca
Odysseus meets his son after almost 20 years
Odysseus in the Palace disguised as a beggar, insulted
Odysseus' Reception, continually insulted
Eurycleia recognizes Odysseus/ Penelope's Dream
The Suitor's last chance to leave
The great contest of the bow & the recognition of Odysseus by the others
The Fight in the Great Hall, slaughter of the suitors and traitors
Odysseus and Penelope, she tests him, reunion is consummated
Zeus ends the Feud, reconciliation of the suitors' families to Odysseus by the intervention of Athena
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