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Odyssey of Homer

ISBN-10: 0060931957
ISBN-13: 9780060931957
Edition: 1967
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Book details

List price: $13.00
Copyright year: 1967
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 384
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

Introduction
Invocation and part summary
council of the gods
Athene visits Telemachos in Ithaka and urges him to go in search of his father
the suitors feast in the house of Telemachos
Assembly on Ithaka
Telemachos publicly requests the suitors to go home
secret departure of Telemachos and Athene
Athene and Telemachos arrive in Pylos
entertainment by Nestor and his family
Telemachos and Peisistratos leave for Sparta
Arrival at Sparta
entertainment by Menelaos and Helen
the wandering of Menelaos
report that Odysseus is on Kalypso's island
at Ithaka the suitors learn of Telemachos' departure and lay an ambush for him
Council of the gods
Hermes tells Kalypso to let Odysseus go
he sails on a raft but is wrecked by Poseidon
he swims ashore on Scheria
Odysseus encounters Nausikaa, the princess of the Phaiakians, and is accepted as a guest
Reception of Odysseus by Alkinoos and Arete
Odysseus at the games of the Phaiakians
he is asked to tell his name and his story
The wanderings of Odysseus
the raid on the Kikonians
the Lotus-Eaters
the adventure with Polyphemos the Cyclops
The wanderings of Odysseus
Aiolos and the bag of winds
Odysseus blown back to sea after sighting Ithaka
the adventure with the Laistrygones
Circe's island
the men transformed and restored
The wanderings of Odysseus
voyage to the land of the dead
interviews
Elpenor
Teiresias
Antikleia
the heroines
interlude in Scheria
interviews
the heroes
return to Circe
The wanderings of Odysseus
the Sirens
Skylla and Charybdis
the cattle of Helios
loss of the last ship and all the companions
Odysseus rescued by Kalypso
end of his story to the Phaiakians
Return of Odysseus to Ithaka
he is landed, alone
strange return of the Phaiakian ship
Athene comes to Odysseus and advises him
Odysseus received by Eumaios
he tells Eumaios the (false) story of his life
Telemachos, urged by Athene, leaves Sparta
from Pylos, he sails for home
Odysseus still with Eumaios
life story of Eumaios
Telemachos eludes the ambush and reaches Ithaka
Telemachos visits Eumaios
Odysseus reveals himself to Telemachos
Penelope and the suitors learn that Telemachos has returned
night at the house of Eumaios
Return of Telemachos to his house
Odysseus, disguised as a beggar, goes to the house with Eumaios
Odysseus begs from the suitors
Fight between Odysseus and Iros
Penelope appears briefly before the suitors
after disorderly incidents the suitors go home
Interview by night between Odysseus and Penelope
Odysseus almost betrayed by his scar
the story of the scar
plan for the test of the bow
Next morning all the principals gather in the house
The test of the bow
the suitors fail
Odysseus succeeds
The killing of the suitors
punishment of the faithless maids and thrall
Recognition of Odysseus by Penelope
reunion
Odysseus goes to Laertes' farm
The heroes of Troy learn the story from the ghosts of the suitors
Odysseus reveals himself to Laertes
burial of the suitors by their relatives, who plan revenge
final combat between Odysseus and his party and the relatives of the suitors
peace imposed by Athene
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