Essays Tagged: "Ogygia"

Rebirth in the Odyssey Poem: The Odyssey - Homer Summary: This essay deals with Odysseus' figurative rebirths from Kalypso's island, and as he tells his story to the Phaikians.

acquire newness and life is nonexistent. The reader first finds Odysseus confined to the island of Ogygia, dead to both his captor and the rest of his world. Kalypso, has concealed him in her immorta ... of hope. This umbilical veil sustains Odysseus through the aquatic womb while the vitality lost on Ogygia is replenished. Athena, ever maternal in her care for him, acts as midwife, guiding him safel ...

(4 pages) 82 0 3.4 Dec/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

"Social Conventions in Homer" Consider the importance of following established rules of conduct in the Odyssey, with especial reference to the interaction of women and men (goddesses optional).

ng the hospitality offered to him in the palace of Alcinous, he tells his hosts of his journey from Ogygia to Scherie. This offers (Homer) a clever way to cover past events, providing background infor ...

(5 pages) 66 1 4.5 Oct/2004

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Classical Studies > Mythology

COnnecting Landscapes And Experiences In The Odyssey

ong the way he still finds the occasion to smile. In these places that Odysseus has visited, Ogygia, Scheria, and Ithaca (which we've only heard descriptions of, Book IV p. 143, L. 666-685; Boo ... him, like a bird for its mother, to come home, while she fights any urge to do otherwise. On Ogygia, Calypso's island, Odysseus has everything going for him, physically. He is making sweet love ...

(3 pages) 659 0 5.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


fe "“ Unbeknownst to his family, Odysseus has been imprisoned by the nymph Calypso on the isle of Ogygia.Lack of Order/Chaos "“ Penelope is beset by a large group of rowdy and aggressive suitor ...

(2 pages) 654 0 0.0 Jan/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The odyssey 2

had a liking for his son. Athena also felt sorry that Odysseus was being detained on the Island of Ogygia, by the nymph, Calypso, and could not return home to save his wife and raise his son. Meanwhi ...

(6 pages) 17 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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

Events Through The Odyssey

At the Start of the Odyssey, Odysseus had been stranded on the island of Ogygia, where Calypso, the goddess like nymph is holding him captive. There, Calypso bribes him with ... that wise Odysseus reach his home again, let the Wayfinder, Hermes, cross the sea to the Islqnd of Ogygia; let him tell our fixed intent to the nymph with pretty braids, and let the steadfast man dep ... seidon's son, the Cyclopes. Poseidon resented Odysseus for this and now that Odysseus was away from Ogygia and the protection of Calypso, the Sea God was free to reap his vengeance. The previous act o ...

(13 pages) 12 0 0.0 Feb/2008

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


Eaters, and the islands of Cyclops, Aeolia, Telepylos, Aeaea, Hades, the Sirens, Scylla, Thrinacia, Ogygia, and Scheria all before he reaches Ithaca. He first travels to the city of Ismara, a city on ... us survives by floating away from the wreckage.He drifts past Scylla and Charybdis and washes up on Ogygia. Calypso, the nymph, holds him captive as her lover for seven years. Zeus finally intervenes ...

(7 pages) 17 2 0.0 Feb/2010

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Odysseus suffer

e needs to relearn civilization and get help from the King. Those are the things he cannot get from Ogygia and Clypso.First of all, there are some similarities between the two places. Both of them hav ... ilarities between the two places. Both of them have fascinating scenery and are favored by gods. On Ogygia, trees and flowers cover every piece of land. Birds are singing sweetly and clear springs run ...

(2 pages) 0 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama


on and get the help from the King. Those are the things he cannot get from Clypso and the Island of Ogygia.First of all there is similarity between Ogygia Island and the Phaeacia Island. Those two pla ... ssey book 7)However, there are some differences between these two fascinating places. The Island of Ogygia represents the nature and the Palace of King Alcinous shows the wealth and the civilization. ...

(2 pages) 1 0 0.0 Oct/2014

Subjects: Art Essays > Drama