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In Media Res

In the midst of things

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Kleos

Immortal frame, rumor, or renown

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Archaeans

One of the major four tribes in which the people of Classical Greeks divided themselves.

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Antinous

The son of Eupeithes

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Calypso

A nymph in Greek Mythology also the daughter of Titan Atlas

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Eurycleia

The daughter of Ops and granddaughter of Peisenor

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Lancedaemon

The mythical king of Lanconia

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Orestes

The son of Clytemnestra and Agamemnon

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Telemachos

The son of Odysseus

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Nestor

The son of Neleus and Chloris the King of Pylos

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Epic Poem

Lengthy narrative poem

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Epithet

A term used to characterize a person or thing.

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Aegisthus

The son of Thyestes and of Thyestes' daughter, Pelopia

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Athena

The daughter of Zeus and the Greek and Roman God of Wisdom.

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Clytemnestra

The wife of Agamemnon and ruler of the Ancient Greek Kingdom

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Helen

the daughter of Zeus and Leda, and was a sister of Castor, Pollux, and was the sister of Castor, Pollux, and Clytemnestra

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Menelaus

The king of Sparta and the younger son of Atreus

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Penelope

Is the faithful of Odysseus

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Athene(a)

The goddess who forms herself as Mentor

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Odysseus

The hero of the Trojan War

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hubris

Excessive pride toward or defiance of the gods leading to nemesis

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Epic Simile

A simile developed over several lines of verse, especially one used in an epic poem.

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Agamemnon


the son of king Atreus and queen Aerope of Mycenae, the brother of Menelaus, the husband of Clytemnestra.

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Atreus

The King of Mycenae, the son of Pelops and Hippodamia.

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Eidothea

A daughter of the shape- shifting sea god Proteus.

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Ithaca

The island which Odysseus was on after the Trojan War.

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Mentor

The son of Alcimus or Anchialus or Heracles and Asopis.

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Proteus

An early sea-god, on of Poseidon sons.

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Eurymachus

One of the men who hoped to be chosen as Penelope's husband.