Vocabulary Quiz The Odyssey Part II Flashcards

Terms Definitions
contempt
aversion,disregard
restitution
compensation;repayment
lavished
gave generously.
Argos
O's dog
ramparts
noun, fortification
Runnel
a small stream
Glowered
glared, stared angrily
demonic
adj, devil like
awails
is of use, helps
Athena
helps O throughout book
Votive
Expressing a wish or vow
appalling (adj)
causing disgust or repulsion
shun
to keep away from, avoid
maudlin
effusively or insincerely emotional (tearfully sentimental due to being drunk)
squalid (adj)
foul and run-down and repulsive
ornate
adj. very elaborate and complicated, embellished
Amphinomos
well behaved suitor tells other suitors not to kill Telemakhos
ruse
a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture); a clever trick
Contemptible
disdain or scorn; scornful feelings or actions
Who tells Penelope the Ody. is back?
Eurycleia
Portent
A sign or warning that something momentous or calamitous is likely to happen
Mortify
verb- to feel embarrassed, ashamed, or humiliated
magnanimously
generous and noble of spirit; inclined to forgive
Implacable
unable to be calmed down or made peaceful
epic
a long narrative poem telling of a hero's deeds.
Butcher
(1) To slaughter and prepare the meat of an animal for food. (2) To kill people in a brutal way
succumb
v to give away as under pressure or yield
How many times did Telem. try to string Ody. bow
4 times
Agamemnon
Odysseus saw his spirit in the land of the dead. Murdered by his wife and her lover (Aigisthos). Story mentioned many times.
What important news does Athena deliver to Ody. in book 13?
Tells him is in Ithaca
In what disguise does Athena appear to Ody. in book 13?
a young shepherd boy
What prompts the suitors to disagree with Antinoös' proposal?
Amphinomus dissuades them from going against the will of the gods.
What happened to the Phoenician bondswoman in Eumaeus' story?
She died on board the ship before reaching her homeland.
What is the impossible task Penelope requires of the suitor who will marry her?
To string Odysseus's bow and shoot arrows through tweleve iron ax-helve sockets
How does Theoclymenus interpret it?
He sees it as a mark of darkness and doom.
Why does Eumaeus wish to dissuade Penelope of the interview?
He does not want her to believe what he thinks are the stranger's false assertions concerning Odysseus.
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