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People: Family of Odysseus Laertes- Father Penelope- Wife Telemachus- Son Eumaius- Odysseus’ swineherd/friend Eurycleia- Housekeeper Phemius- Poet who forsees Odysseus’ return Other: Tiresias- Prophet Family of Agamemnon Atreus- King, father of Agamemnon and Menelaus Agamemnon- son of Atreus Menelaus- son of Atreus, his wife Helen was kidnapped by Paris Clytaemnestra- wife of Agamemnon, kills him Iphigenia- daughter of Agamemnon, sacrificed to appease Artemis Orestes- son of Agamemnon, slays his mother and Aegisthus Electra- sister of Orestes Helen- Wife of Menelaus Thyestes- Atreus’ brother, fed him his own sons Aegisthus- son of Thyestes and Pelopia Calchas- prophet, said Agamemnon will sacrifice Iphigenia Cassandra- Trojan princess, sister of Paris, daughter of Priam/Hecuba Antinuous/Eurymachus- Suitors Nestor- Argonaut, fought against Trojans in Trojan war. Lives in Pylos, visited by Telemachus in the search for Odysseus Neoptolemus/Pyrrhus- Achilles’ son, murders Priam/Hecuba’s son. Murdered by Orestes. Phaeacians Alcinous- King, welcomes Odysseus after being shipwrecked Arete- Wife of Alcinous Nausicaa- Mother figure to Odysseus Demodocus- Poet in King Alcinous’ court Lotus-eaters Circe- Goddess living in Aeaea- turns Odysseus’ men into pigs, falls for Odysseus because he resists the potion with moly Calypso- Nymph- lived on Ogygia, imprisoned Odysseus for 7 years Laistrygonians-Giants Cyclops- Polyphemus Island of the Sun- Helius Charybdis- Daughter of Poseidon and Gaia, sea monster that creates whirlpools Scylla- 6 headed sea monster
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Sirens Medea- Wife of Jason, eventually kills him and her sons Jason- Husband of Medea, leaves Medea for Creon of Corinth’s daughter Trojans Priam and Hecuba -Hector, hero of the war, killed by Achilles -Paris, carried off Helen and started the war -Cassandra, Paris’ sister -Troilus, killed by Achilles -Helenus- slave wife of Pyrrhus -Laocoon- priest of Neptune, strangled with his sons by sea monsters after throwing a spear at the Trojan horse -Sinon- traitor to Troy, Trojan Horse -Carthage -Dido- First queen of Carthage, falls in love with Aeneas, supposed to be loyal to Sychaeus Commits suicide after Aeneas leaves -Iarbas- Dido’s African suitor Gods/Goddesses Saturn- Agriculture and Harvest Jupiter/Zeus- sky/thunder Juno/Hera- marriage, Zeus’ wife Pluto/Orcus- Hades- evil Persephone- Queen of the underworld Neptune/Poseidon- God of the sea Proteus- son of Poseidon Aeolus Mars/Ares- God of war Venus/Aphrodite- Goddess of Love Vulcan/Hephaistos- God of technology Mercury/Hermes- Messenger God Minerva/Athena- Goddess of heroic endeavor
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This note was uploaded on 04/09/2008 for the course ENGL 201 taught by Professor Morse during the Spring '08 term at VCU.

  • Spring '08
  • Morse
  • The Odyssey, The Aeneid, Agamemnon, Aeneas, Juno, Dido, Anchises, Jupiter, Venus, Aeolus, Apollo, Mercury, Neptune, Odysseus, Telemachus, Athena, Zeus, Poseidon, Achilles, Aeolus, Alcinous, Calypso, Circe, Charybdis, Eurycleia, Hermes, Menelaus, Nausicaa, Nestor, Polyphemus, Scylla, Sirens, Tiresias, Apollo, Athena, Hermes, Menelaus, Poseidon, Zeus

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