Category Archives: Homer’s Odyssey

Homer’s Odyssey, Book XII: Selections

They arrive back at Circe’s island and bury Elpenor. Circe finds out from Odysseus what exactly Teiresias’ prophecy was, and then warns him of major dangers ahead of him on his journey home. 39-110 “You will reach first the Sirens, … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey, Book XI: Selections

On the advice of Circe, Odysseus has travelled to Hades to ask the spirit of the seer, Teiresias, how he might find his way back to Ithaca. He has dug a trough and poured into it milk, honey, barley, and … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey, Book X: Selections

After escaping from Polyphemus, Odysseus arrives at the island of Aeolus (the king of the winds) and is given by him a leather bag containing all the winds apart from the one that will take his ships back to Ithaca. … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey Book II

When child of morn appeared, rosy-fingered dawn, The beloved son of Odysseus rose from his bed, And putting on his clothes, he placed his sharp sword by his shoulder, And he tied fine sandals beneath his shining feet, He got … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey Book IX: 82-115, 228-566

They arrive in the land of the Lotus-Eaters and three of Odysseus’ men taste the lotus. There for nine days I am borne by destructive winds Upon the fish-filled sea; and on the tenth we set foot on The land … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey Book I

Tell me of a man, o Muse, a resourceful man, who was very much Driven about, after he sacked the sacred city of Troy; Of many men, he saw their city and knew their mind, And he, at least, suffered … Continue reading

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Homer’s Odyssey, Book VI: 15-70; 119-197; 227-250

The goddess brings a message in a dream to Nausicaa She set out to go to her richly-decorated chamber wherein The maiden sleeps, in form and stature like to the undying, Nausicaa, daughter of great-hearted Alcinous, And two attendants beside … Continue reading

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