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1

Muse

“tell me, muse, the story of that resourceful man”

2

Homer talking about the crew

“It was their own transgression that brought them to their doom”

3

council of the gods

1 -“wise and unlucky Odysseus”

2- “he is left to languish in misery”

4

Suitors

“swaggering in”
“each man voiced a prayer that he might sleep with her”

5

Telemachus and Xenia

“ashamed that stranger should be kept waiting at the gates”

6

Telemachus in book 1

“overcome with awe, for he realised a god had been with him”
“I intend at least to be the master of my own house”
“it is certain that my father will never come back”

7

Athene and Telemachus

“you, my friend… must be as brave as Orestes”

8

Penelope

“bursting into tears”
“pass my days in mourning for the best of husbands”
“Oh how I hate their pursuit of me”

9

Antinous

“Heaven grant that you may never be its king!”
“she has been leading us on”

10

Telemachus in Book 2

“burst in to tears”
“I will hold out for one more year”

11

Omens in Ithaca

“Zeus the thunderer urged two eagles in to flight”

12

Eurymachus

“let Telemachus see his wealth ruthlessly consumed”

13

Pylos

“place where the people of Pylos were assembled”
“the goddess was delighted at the good manners”

14

Telemachus at Pylos

“you talk exactly as he did”
“no chance that you will ever be a coward or weakling”
“guardian gods at your side”

15

Kleos at Sparta

“your lineage has left a stamp upon your looks; you are the son of kings”
“saved the whole army”

16

Helen and deceit

“shameless creature that I was”
“she slipped a drug”
“mimic each man’s wife”

17

Proteus

“still alive, is a prisoner somewhere in the vastness of the seas”

18

Odysseus on Ogygia

“tormenting himself with tears and sighs” “they found pleasure in making love”
“give me your solemn oath that you will not plot some other mischief”

19

Hermes on Ogygia

“no wish of mine to come”
“impossible for any other god to thwart him or evade his will”

20

Calypso

“you are hard-hearted, you gods, and unmatched for jealousy” “cold lover, ardent lady”

21

Ino

“took pity on the forlorn”
“take this veil”
“swim for your life”

22

Nausicaa

“tall and beautiful as a goddess”
“of the white arms”
“I wish I could have a man like him for my husband”

23

xenia at Phaeacia

“all strangers and beggars come under the protection of Zeus”
“it is their unpleasant gossip that I wish to avoid”