The Odyssey

The OdysseyThe Odyssey – While Odysseus battles mystical creatures and faces the wrath of the gods, his wife Penelope and his son Telemachus stave off suitors vying for Penelope’s hand and Ithaca’s throne long enough for Odysseus to return.📖📚

The Great Bow

Chapter 21 Athene, Goddess of the flashing eyes, now prompted that wise lady, Penelope, to confront the Suitors in the palace with the bow and the grey iron axes that were to test their skill and lead to their destruction. She descended the high staircase from her own apartments and with her shapely hand picked …

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Telemachus Returns

Chapter 15 Pallas Athene, meanwhile, went to the broad vale of Lacedaemon to warn King Odysseus’ noble son that it was time for him to return, and to hasten his departure.She found Telemachus and Prince Peisistratus sleeping in the great Menelaus’ portico. Nestor’s son, at all events, was lying sound asleep; but Telemachus was enjoying …

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Circe

Chapter 10 “Our next landfall was the floating island of Aeolia, the home of Aeolus son of Hippotas, who is a favourite of the immortal gods. All round this isle there runs an unbroken wall of bronze, and below it the cliffs rise sheer from the sea. Aeolus shares his house with his family of …

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The Cyclops

Chapter 9 In answer to the King, this is how Odysseus, the man of many resources, began his tale:“Lord Alcinous, my most worshipful prince, it is indeed a lovely thing to hear a bard such as yours, with a voice like the gods’. I myself feel that there is nothing more delightful than when the …

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Nausicaa

Chapter 6 While the noble, much-enduring Odysseus, conquered by sleep and worn out by his exertions, lay resting there, Athene came to the country of the Phaeacians and entered their city. These Phaeacians had once lived in the broad lands of Hyper­eie, and been neighbours to the Cyclopes, a quarrelsome people, who took advantage of …

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Calypso

Chapter 5 When dawn had risen from the bed where she sleeps with the Lord Tithonus, to bring daylight to the immortals and to men, the gods sat down in assembly, and were joined by Zeus the Thunderer, the greatest of them all. The imprisonment of Odysseus in Calypso’s home was heavy on Athene’s heart, …

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