The Odyssey Part I and Part II Vocabulary Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Brace
Pair
Dissemble
disguise
Boughs
Tree branches
Charybdis
Whirlpool monster
restitution
compensation; repayment
mutinous
adj unruly, rebellious
Philoetius
Odysseus' loyal cowherd
adversities
great misfortunes; hardships
implacable
adj impossible to calm
Renowned
widely known and esteemed
What god[ess] assists ody
Athena
Paescia
ruled by king alcinius
Leodes
This suitor was a wussy
Eumaeus
A friend of Odysseus; swineherd
lopped
to cut off a part
flay
verb, to strip the skin off
abominably
in an extremely unpleasant or disgusting manner.
Roughshod
Displaying great forcefulness and a lack of consideration
Muse
noun- a source of inspiration
verb- to be absorbed in thought
chide
v to scold, nag, express disapproval of
Hamartia
a tragic flaw, weakness of character or error in judgement, which causes the downfall of the hero.
lyre
noun. stringed instrument of the harp family
Qualms
Uneasy feelings of doubt, worry or fear
Demodokos
blind minstrel in Alkinoos' court; he tells the story of troy and makes Odysseus cry
carriage
characteristic way to carry one's body (posture, manner of which you conduct yourself, body language
lumber
v to walk or move with heavy clumsiness
qualm (n)
uneasiness about the fitness of an action
Ody's bed was made out of
an olive tree
lair
noun, den or dwelling of a wild animal
loyalty and hospitality
what is the swineherd the epitome of?
The Bow
Ody's only weapon to start w/ before telem brings sword, spear, shield
tithe
an offering of a tenth part of some personal income (a tax, giving a sacrifice)
His rebirth, purification, and reentering of the oikos
What does the bath symbolize for Laertes?
To what destination do Odysseus and the men journey at the end of Book XXIII?
They journey to Laertes' estate.
What does Eupeithes suggest to the assembled Ithacans?
Eupeithes suggests that they attack Odysseus for his crimes
Athena, this journey could happen again to Odysseus, unless he learns from his mistakes.
"Don't court the rage of Zeus who rules the world!"
How does Telemachus answer Agelaus concerning Penelope's decision?
He tells Agelaus that he tries to persuade Penelope to marry one of them, but he refuses to force her to do so.
What is he unable to recognize his surroundings when he first perceives Ithaca?
Athena alters his perception to make the island seem unfamiliar to him
Why does Theoclymenus wish to accompany Telemachus on his journey home?
He is a fugitive for killing a man in Argos
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