Odyssey Part II Flashcards

Terms Definitions
Pinioned
Confined
Same
island
Whim
Sudden idea
Revelry
Merrymaking; festivity
tremulous
trembling; shaking
listless
adj without energy
Insidious
scheming or deceitful
glowered
glared; stared angrily
abominably
causing disgust or hatred
Emboss
raise in a relief
Another word for Greeks
Achaeans
antinius, eurymachus
two bad suitors
fate that cannot be escaped
nemesis
renowned
adj. very well known, famous
Guile
Noun- sly or clever intelligence
squall
noun, a brief, sudden, violent storm
stealth
secret or sneaky action or behavior.
Herald
Someone who brings or announces important news
Oblivion
Noun. the condition of being completely forgotten
dire
of rousing terror or causing extreme distress
Amphinomus
What is the name of Penelope's well-liked suitor?
harangue
noun. a long speech characterized by strong feeling; a tirade
Mortify
To cause someone to feel embarrassed, ashamed or humiliated
Medon
servant forced to serve the suitors, but is still true to Odysseus
suppliant
humbly entreating/ one who is praying humbly for something (beggar)
blanch
v to turn white from fear or shock
vagabond (n)
a wanderer who has no established residence or visible means of support
How long has it been since ody/penelope have seen eachother
20 years
lumber
verb, to walk or move with heavy clumsiness
Theoclymenus
Who is the seer from Pylos and Sparta that Telemachus brought back?
torments
verb - to afflict with great bodily or mental suffering; pain, to worry or annoy excessively OR noun - a state of great bodily or mental suffering; agony; misery
bier
a stand to support a corpse or a coffin prior to burial
Conjure
verb to make appear as if by magic; to call (an image) to mind.
Whom does he spare from the slaughter?
He spares Medon and Phemius.
What most perturbs Eurymachus concerning his failure to string the bow?
Their failure is a sign of Odysseus' absolute superiority over them.
He was brought into the oikos by Odysseus' mom
Why is Eumaeus loyal to Odysseus?
What does Alcin. suggest to the Plaeaceans after Ody. ends his tale
They endow Ody. with even more gifts
Why does Telemachus rebuke Penelope in the great hall?
He does so because his mother is silent before Odysseus.
Why does Eumaeus leave his dwelling during the stormy night?
He wants to oversee the welfare of the pigs by sleeping outside with them
sage
wise.
duplicity
deception
Laertes
Odysseus' father
vile
adj physically repulsive
Incredulity
inability to believe
Rancor
Bitterness or resentfulness
ignominious
shameful or disgraceful
Cower
show submission or fear
shackle
verb. to chain up
Akhilleus
O meets in underworld
unscathed
adj, not injured or harmed
Shun
to keep away from; avoid
Phemios
court singer who upsets Penelope
soothsaying
claiming to foretell the future
Teiresias predicts
the death of the suitors
Penelope's challenge to the suitors involves
archery
King Allwoe
O's name for his father
tempered
made less intense or violent especially in the influence of something good
Cutter
small, swift ship or boat carried aboard a large ship to transport personnel or supplies
Odysseus's mother who died of "broken heart" when her son did not return from the war
Anticleia
Provisions to return home granted by the
Phaecians
adorn
to decorate, add beauty honor or distinction
brandish
verb, to shake in a threatening manner
foreboding
n a prediction or inner feeling of something to come
catharsis
the riddance of emotions pity and fear which leaves the readers relieved and elated.
blithe
adjective - joyous, merry, or gay in disposition; glad; cheerful
Eurykleia
The aged and loyal servant who nursed Odysseus and Telemachus when they were babies. She is well informed about palace intrigues and serves as confidante to her masters. She keeps Telemachus's journey secret from Penelope, and she later keeps Odysseus's identity a secret after she recognizes a scar on his leg.
slog
v to walk or progress with a slow, heavy pace
Who leads the suitors to Hades' realm?
Hermes leads them
Nestor
Telemachus visits him in Book 3 to ask about his father, but he knows little of Odysseus's whereabouts.
Of what does Eurymachus falsely reassure Penelope?
Eurymachus falsely reassured Penelope that he will guard Telemachus against the suitors.
Why does he begin trembling before the fight?
Odysseus reveals his sinews.
Upon what errand does Telemachus send Eumaeus?
Telemachus sends Eumaeus to inform Penelope of his return
How does eurymachus try to avoid Odysseus's wrath
Saying his anger is justified
Saying Antinous made them do it
Offeringing to pay back everything stolen
When they were preparing for battle against the suitors Ody. gives orders for ____ to ___ and for the ___ to ___
Tele. to store the weapons
the two women to hide
What does he do to rectify the situation?
He bathes and puts on fresh attire.
Why didn't Odysseus take his bow with him to Troy?
It is a memorial to his friend, Iphitus.
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