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OdysseyStudyGuideV - The Odyssey Study Guide Books XI &...

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The Odyssey Study Guide Discussion Questions 1. How does Odysseus call forth the shades of the dead? Describe their nature. In what ways are they like the living? In what ways are they different? 2. What does Elpênor request of Odysseus? 3. What does Teirêsias tell Odysseus? Does his prediction determine what will happen to Odysseus or leave room for his judgment and free will? How will Odysseus die? 4. What questions does Odysseus ask his mother Antikleía? Why does she answer him in reverse order? How does she describe the nature of the soul? 5. What do Tyro, Antiopê, Epikastê (Jocasta), and Lêda have in common? How is their appearance meant to affect Odysseus? 6. What is Agamemnon’s opinion of Penélopê? Does the advice he offers about women contradict this view? 7. How does Akhilleus respond to Odysseus’s belief that a glorious life and death are able to lessen the pain of dying? Does his view of death affect Odysseus’s view of life? 8. In Book XI Odysseus demonstrates three of his virtues. The first two are his bravery in going to the underworld
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OdysseyStudyGuideV - The Odyssey Study Guide Books XI &...

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