Essays Tagged: "Ithaca"

Odysseus's Challenges

ermined suitors, along with many hardships. Odysseus fought constantly to return to his homeland of Ithaca, but to accomplish this Odysseus had to be clever, resourceful, and have great leadership qua ...

(3 pages) 114 1 4.6 Jan/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

"The Odyssey" by Homer

translated to English version by Samuel Butler. The main character in Odyssey was Odysseus, Kind of Ithaca, who after 20 years of wanderings returned home from the Trojan War and a long difficult jour ... n his kingdom.Athena appeals to Zeus for permission to help Odysseus reach home. Odysseus's home in Ithaca is overrun with suitors who are trying to win Penelopeia's hand. With the help of Athena disg ...

(7 pages) 97 1 3.0 Feb/1997

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Character Sketch of Odyssey Character Telamakhos

ed in two main parts of the story, he played an important role helping Odysseus regain dominance in Ithaca. His role in the beginning was less significant because character development took awhile of ... e end he is self-confident and aggressive. This occurs with the help of Athena.The Odyssey began in Ithaca, where a group of suitors were harassing Telemakhos's mom Penelope. His father was gone and h ...

(2 pages) 59 0 4.8 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

What events show Odysseus as an epic hero and what traits of an epic hero do they detail?

n Epic Man Who Became an Epic HeroOdysseus, of Homer's Odyssey, is an appropriate hero and ruler of Ithaca. He does not act irrationally but contemplates his actions and their implications. Odysseus i ... e values of bravery, intelligence, astuteness, and competency. Odysseus is an appropriate ruler for Ithaca by virtue of his hereditary right to kingship as well as his diplomatic skills, familiarity w ...

(3 pages) 71 0 4.2 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

is odysseus, the greek hero in homer's odyssey, a TRUE hero? : odysseus as a hero

satisfies the definition mentioned above in an epic poem Odyssey. In Odyssey, Odysseus, the king of Ithaca and the greatest Greek warrior of the Trojan War, appears as the hero. Odysseus has a lot of ... o. Odysseus had to suffer 20 years of pain until he could finally touch the ground of his homeland, Ithaca. If it weren't for his strong determination and undying faith, he wouldn't have reached his l ...

(3 pages) 241 1 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Greek Language & Literature

Odyssey

not afraid to facethem. His bravery is the light towards his destiny, which is reaching his home - Ithaca.The first time Odysseus shows his bravery is when he and his men are trapped inPolyphemus' ca ...

(2 pages) 104 1 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

Odysseus' Strengths and Weaknesses

tination."At the beginning of the story Odysseus has some weaknesses that prolong his voyageback to Ithaca. His most important weakness that he possesses is that of his pride. Pride isgood to have, bu ... s. On page 86 Odysseus says: "It was Odysseus blinded you, taker of Troy,Laertes son, who dwells in Ithaca." With that Polythemus calls upon his father, Poseidon,to punish the man who had harmed him. ...

(2 pages) 15889 1 5.0 Jan/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

The Goddess Athena is the main female Character in the Odyssey.

all of his hardships. For instance, she helps him by disguising him as a beggar when he returns to Ithaca.Goddess Athena's role in this epic is to help Odysseus through his journey home and make sure ... urney. Athena plays a major role in making sure that Odysseus comes home safely to his home land of Ithaca.Daughter of Zeus Athena helps Odysseus many times during the story. She helps him by making s ...

(1 pages) 47 1 2.5 Jun/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Odysseus: The Theme of Love.

ove in the Odyssey. Although Odysseus is gone for twentyyears he never forgets his faithful wife in Ithaca. This love almost seemsto help him persevere through the many hardships that he encounters on ... y home. On the other hand, Penelope also exemplifies this same kindof love for Odysseus. At home in Ithaca, she stays loyal to Odysseus byunraveling his shroud and delaying her marriage to the suitors ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Odyssey.

Ten years have passed since the fall of Troy, and Odysseus still has not returned to his kingdom in Ithaca. A large mob of suitors who have overrun Odysseus's palace continue to court his wife, Penelo ... hip. Athena guides Odysseus to the home of the Phaeacians. They promise to give him safe passage to Ithaca. Odysseus describes the chain of events leading up to his arrival on Calypso's island. When h ...

(4 pages) 31 0 0.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Odysseus is able to survive due to his amazing personal qualities displayed throughout the Odyssey, by Homer

personal qualities that enabled him to survive his adventures.His third stop on his voyage home to Ithaca was the land of the Cyclopes, where Odysseus successfully escaped danger. Odysseus showed gui ... when they were let out to graze, they could escape with the rams.Upon Odysseus' return to his home Ithaca, he had to get his revenge to save his family as well as his home. Odysseus showed guile in I ...

(2 pages) 68 2 4.6 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Bigger Than Their Bodies". What do Homer's "The odyssey" and song lyrics have in common?

you were put to shame, tell him Odysseus, raider of cities, took your eye, Laertes son who lives on Ithaca.Odysseus made sure that the Cyclops would remember who defeated him, and that all would remem ...

(2 pages) 30 0 3.5 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Odyssey

es, which help him to survive his dangerous and amazing adventures and return home to his family in Ithaca.The very first and most important quality shown in Odysseus is his intellect. He uses this in ... y were asleep. Then they made their move. Troy was defeated and the men were free to return home to Ithaca. "Now, how on earth could I forget Odysseus? Great Odysseus who excels all men in wisdom, exc ...

(2 pages) 18 0 3.0 Mar/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

This is an essay based on the Odyssy and talks about the meaning of acceptance and hospitality.

rong man who defeatsnumerous foes, such as the Cyclops, Scylla, and Circe during his journey home toIthaca following the Trojan War. Upon returning home to Ithaca, Odysseusdisplays his immense strengt ... p and leaving Odysseus as the sole survivor. Again revenge wassought when Odysseus returned home to Ithaca, and found that one hundred men hadinvaded his home, seeking to wed his wife, Penelope, and t ...

(2 pages) 65 0 3.0 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Achilleus vs. Odusseus

e, nobility, a desire for glory, and confidence in his authority. Furthermore Odysseus, the king of Ithaca and the greatest Greek warrior of the Trojan War, appears as the hero. His leadership is clea ...

(3 pages) 57 1 3.9 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

Comparison/Contrast Essay : The Odyssey and Crow and Weasel

Odysseus, king of Ithaca and the greatest strategist of the Trojan War, is on a journey filled with obstacles as he is ...

(3 pages) 30 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Sequel to The Odyssey

ssed away, since Odysseusand his beloved Penelope has reconciled.For many years, there was peace in Ithacabut the man skilled in all ways of contending,was yet to satisfy his desire for adventures.As ... et with years past in the land of the dead.The great Odysseus was finally ready to leavethe land of Ithaca where he grew up and where his soulwould always be. True, he has grown old with years, his sk ...

(4 pages) 17 0 0.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Epic of Gilgamesh" and Homer's "Odyssey". For both texts, comparison of the the cultural value,"heroism".

are Gilgamesh and Odysseus. "Odysseus, of Homer's The Odyssey, is an appropriate hero and ruler of Ithaca. He does not act irrationally but contemplates his actions and their implications. Odysseus i ... e embodies the values of bravery, intelligence and competency. Odysseus is an appropriate ruler for Ithaca by virtue of his hereditary right to kingship as well as his diplomatic skills, familiarity w ...

(4 pages) 93 0 5.0 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Omen Birds in Homer's Oddeyssey

ortant theme in the Odyssey. They are important prophecies. Omen birds play a much stronger part in Ithaca and in Telemachus's story than in the Odyssey. In The Odyssey, omen birds foretell the killin ... listen.In book fifteen, Telemachus Returns, when he is with Menelaus, about to leave and return to Ithaca, an eagle flies from the right carrying a goose from the yard. Helen says "Just as this eagle ...

(2 pages) 16 0 3.7 May/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

The Odyssey, written by Homer

is misfortunes he learned to be a better man and became able to regain his place in his homeland of Ithaca.During his journeys Odysseus often makes the mistake of bragging to his enemies but learns th ... us learns that bragging can have ill effects and uses this knowledge on the island of Phaecians and Ithaca when he does not openly brag about his deeds and his journeys.Odysseus also learns to pay clo ...

(3 pages) 64 2 4.4 May/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers