The Return of Odysseus - a Straits of Messina b Circe’s...

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The Return of Odysseus I. Introduction a. Homer – The Odyssey a.i. 24 Books a.ii. Impact of work b. Odysseus b.i. Telemachus b.ii. Penelope II. Odysseus’ Journey from Troy a. Banquet on Phaeacia a.i. King Alcinous a.ii. Adventures recounted b. The land of the Lotus-Eaters b.i. Scouting party b.ii. Quick departure III. Polyphemus a. Land of the Cyclopes a.i. Held captive a.ii. Odysseus’ plan a.iii. Polyphemus blinded b. Escape from the cave b.i. Polyphemus’ cry for help b.ii. Odysseus’ boast IV. Aeolus, the Laestrygonians, and Circe a. Aeolus, king of the winds a.i. Magic bag a.i.1. Near Ithaca V. The Laestrygonians a. Cannibals a.i. Scouting party a.ii. 11 of 12 ships destroyed VI. Circe a. Semi-divine sorcesress a.i. Magic potion a.i.1. Odysseus not affected (Hermes) a.i.2. Circe’s oath VII. Sirens a. Irresistible song a.i. Circe’s advise a.ii. Odysseus’ curiousity VIII. Scylla and Charybdis
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Unformatted text preview: a. Straits of Messina b. Circe’s advise b.i. Six men lost IX. Cattle of Helios a. Thrinicia b. Circe’s warning c. Eurylochus c.i. Anger of Helius c.ii. Zeus’ vengeance X. Calypso a. Orygia a.i. Calypso’s offer a.ii. Odysseus’ refusal XI. Return to Ithaca a. Odysseus’ raft a.i. Storm a.i.1. Leucothea a.ii. Island of the Phaeacians b. Nausicaa, daughter of Alcinous b.i. At the shore b.ii. Naked Odysseus c. Telemachus’ search d. Odysseus’ arrival d.i. Disguised by Athena d.ii. Recognized by Euryclea (scar) e. Plan of Telemachus and Odysseus f. Argus, his dog g. Meeting with Penelope h. The contest h.i. Odysseus’ bow h.ii. 12 ax handles h.iii. Slaughter of the suitors i. Odysseus and Penelope i.i. The marriage bed i.ii. Reunited...
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