Odyssey 52 Flashcards

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Pensive
Thoughtful
Prodigious
enormous
Mettle
Courage
futile
Useless
intervene
get involved
Blithe
cheerful, lighthearted
gravity
seriousness, importance
Disembark
go ashore
profusion
large supply
Mustered
gathered together
Telemachus
Odyesseus's son
Vile
evil; disgusting
ravenous
eager for food
Harried
beset by problems,harrassed
lucid
clear, intelligible (adj)
LUMINOUS
Emitting self-generated light
adversary n
enemy; opponent
equity
fairness; impartiality; justice
adversity
hardship or misfortune
pitiable
deserving of compassion
Phaeacians
excellent seafaring people
improvisation
something done without pre-planning
staid
(adj) reserved; colorless; grave
Tirade
a long angry speech
turmoil
disturbance usually in protest
Ogygia
Name of Calypso's island.
Aloof
emotionally distant; uninvolved, standoffish
Apollo
Greek god of light
Ajax
a mythical Greek hero
Tityus
two vulturs eat his liver
archaic
antiquated, old, out of use
revile
to subject to verbal abuse
titanic
a great size or strength
unsung
not honored or praised; uncelebrated
eaten last
Kyklops' gift to Odysseus
Sage
having wisdom or wise judgement
implacable
adj-incapable of being assuaged, pacified, or satisfied
Beguiled
Enchanted, in a deceptive way
blasphemous
uttering, containing, or exhibiting blasphemy; irreverent; profane.
Benevolent
generous in providing aid to others
Ithaca
Western Greece-located in the Ionian sea-home of Odysseus
cicones
people living on the southwestern coast of Thrace who battled Odysseus and his men on their journey
Book 21
The test of the bow
formidable
extremely impressive in strength or excellence
Prince
the swine herd is really a...
Nestor
The king of Pylos; Nestor distinguished himself as a brave fighter and wise advisor during the siege of Troy; when Telemachos was seeking news of his father, Odysseus, he visited Nestor
4. Indignation
strong displeasure at something considered unjust, offensive, insulting, or base; righteous anger.
-Abroad (219): beyond the boundaries of a country
...
In Penelope's archery contest, through how many axes must Odysseus fire his arrow?
twelve
Bk 9: Entreat
To ask earnestly, beg.
Piraeus
Ithacan, friend of Telemachus, host of Telemachus
Divination
foretelling the future by means of magic
carouse
Enjoying oneself with others in a noisy, lively way
dithering
acting in a nervous or uncertain way
flaw
defect or weakness in a person's character
Pliant
able to adjust readily to different conditions
herself
When Athena appears to Odysseus at Eumaeus' home, she takes the form of___
beguile
to deceive, to mislead, to persuade with charm
Eurycleia
the old and faithful maidservant to Penelope and Telemachus-extrmely trusted. Hired by Laertes.
Penelope has been weaving a wedding dress for her marriage to a suitor.
False
The noble charioteer son of Neleus, Achea's pride and glory
Nestor
Insufferable
to much to be suffered or intolerable
decree
a formal and authoritative order, esp. one having the force of law:
Amphinomous
Which suitor has a "bad feeling" after Odysseus the beggar tries to warn him of impending danger?
What are Odysseus' weaknesses?
He is proud and cocky.
harangued
to deliver a long pompous speech or tirade
Cunning
(adj) marked by or given to artful subtlety and deceptiveness
to brace
To make stronger by giving support to.
goat
Sacrifice made by Odysseus to the dead prophet Teiresias
Calypso
Sea nymph who falls in love with Odysseus
malice
a desire to harm others or see others suffer, extreme ill will or spite
Aelous
gives a bag of wind to have odysseus return home and wont do it again becasue he desnt want to go against the gods
circe's power
turn people into what they remind her of
Odyssey
Primary model for the "epic of a long journey
Tantalos
was doomed to bend for a drink of water, only to watch the waters draw back and disappear.
Homeric simile
a type of simile named for the Greek poet which compares an unfamiliar thing to something familiar
When we first meet Calypso what is she doing
singing and weaving
How does she help Odysseus leave the island?
gives him tools
showed him the tallest trees
gave him cloth for the sail
bathed him
gave him clothes
gave him food, water and wine
Gave him a warm gentle breeze in the right direction
she flew off in the form of a sea gull
How did Telemachus first know that Athena was a goddess?
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