By the time homers audience encounters odyssey 23, odysseus has revealed his identity to his son, his servants, and the suitors, the latter of whom he has slaughtered while his wife penelope. Character list cliffsnotes study guides book summaries. The odyssey characters and analysis characters and analysis. Athena, back from athens, ensures attendance by spreading word that the topic of discussion will be the godlike visitor who recently appeared on the island. It is, in part, a sequel to the iliad, the other homeric epic. Athena, in the shape of the kings herald, went around the city telling the people to come to the parliament to hear about the stranger that showed up at the palace the previous day. The following 77 pages are in this category, out of 77 total. Character list human beings and one faithful dog odysseus the central figure in the epic, he employs guile as well as courage to return to ithaca, defeat the suitors, and resume his proper place as king. Odyssey 68 greek and latin texts with facing vocabulary. Kat clum discussion question 1 book eight of the odyssey shows that odysseus cannot handle the grief of hearing about his own friends dying. Click anywhere in the line to jump to another position.
Find all the books, read about the author, and more. Alcinous calls his people to the meeting grounds, unknowingly aided by athena, who helps rouse interest. Quiz questions ask about the important events and characters. King alcinous and queen arete rule the seafaring phaeacians on the island of scheria. Learn vocabulary, terms, and more with flashcards, games, and other study tools. About the odyssey the odyssey summary character list glossary themes quotes and analysis books 14 books 5 8 books 912 books 16 books 1720 books 2124 symbols, allegory and motifs metaphors and similes irony imagery the fractal structure of epics literary elements related links essay questions quiz 1 quiz 2 quiz 3 quiz 4 citations. Odysseus fought among the other greek heroes at troy and now struggles to return to his kingdom in. Ive read the translations of fitzgerald, fagles, and now wilson. Zeus finally dispatches hermes to inform calypso that she must release odysseus from her island. An infant when odysseus left for troy, telemachus is about twenty at the beginning of the story. Here is this stranger, i do not know who he is, come wandering suppliant here to my house from the eastern or western people. Learn the odyssey book 8 characters with free interactive flashcards.
Odysseus is the husband of queen penelope and the father of prince telemachus. Homer, odyssey book 5 theoi classical texts library. While he is intent on returning home to his faithful wife, penelope, and his adult son he has barely seen, telemachus, odysseus also willingly beds down with not one but two beautiful goddesses during his travels and expresses little remorse for his infidelities though he rails against the. Chapter summary for homers the odyssey, book 8 summary. Characters plot summary book summaries book 1 book 2 books 34. This one here is called little aias, and the other is called big aias, or telamonian aias his dad was a dude name telamon. Athena rouses them to get up and go to the assembly. The odyssey books 58 summary and analysis gradesaver. Odysseus character analysis in the odyssey litcharts. The epic hero of the odyssey, odysseus is a fascinating character full of contradictions. Find a summary of this and each chapter of the odyssey. Calypso, the sweet nymph athena pleads to the gods and zeus at mount olympus to release odysseusheld captive by the immortal nymph calypso calypso is the daughter of the titan atlas and was forced to live on the island ogygia as a punishment for siding with her. Telemachus visits him in book 3 to ask about his father, but nestor knows little of odysseuss whereabouts. Course heros video study guide provides indepth summary and analysis of book 8 of homers epic poem the odyssey.
Odysseus is the main character of the odyssey, a tale which chronicles his homecoming and his journeys since his departure from troy. Alcinous, king of the phaeacians, and his wife arete have promised to help odysseus in his journey home. The odyssey is a fundamental work in the modern western canon, being the oldest extant piece of western literature, second to the iliad. Keep track of these in your intext highlights and notes. The odyssey characters characters graphic organizer. Poseidon, however, the god of storms at sea, is offended by the phaeacians. The odyssey characters and analysis a research guide. Odysseus fought alongside the other greek kings at troy and now struggles to escape his imprisonment and return to his family in ithaca. He commands his citizens to find a ship and crew to help take odysseus home to ithaca, promising that once a crew is found they will hold a celebratory feast. Odysseus was present in the iliad but not with the same focus as this poem.
Summary and analysis of book 8 of homers odyssey themes. Alcinous tells the assembly that the traveler has appealed to them for passage home. Book name of character description of character including significant relationships with other characters description of role they play in the plotodysseuss. Daughter of zeus and goddess of wisdom, purposeful battle, and the womanly arts.
King odysseus is married to queen penelope, the two have a son named prince telemachus. To them athena was recounting the many woes of odysseus, as she called them. The odyssey paperback deckle edge, november 1, 1997. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one. Book 8 of the odyssey continues the saga of odysseus as he makes his way home after the trojan war. As students read, a storyboard can serve as a helpful character reference log.
The notion of hospitality is so strong in the world of the odyssey that guests can even be considered part of ones family. Odysseus fought among the other greek heroes at troy and now struggles to return to his kingdom in ithaca. Characters marked with are recurring characters who play significant roles throughout the story. Does the story between ares and aphrodite relate at all to odysseus and is it a foreshadowing to a future event.
This log also called a character map allows students to recall relevant information about important characters. By tashay wright what roles do men play have in the odyssey. Elsewhere in this book, the supernatural seafaring ability of the phaeacians and their vessels is indicated in a story told by alcinous. And the gods were sitting down to council, and among them zeus, who thunders on high, whose might is supreme. Choose from 500 different sets of the odyssey book 8 characters flashcards on quizlet.
During the celebration a bard named demodocus tells the legend of a verbal battle between agamemnon and odysseus during the. The next day, alcinous calls an assembly of his phaeacian counselors. This video provides an indepth summary and analysis of the plot, characters and themes of book 8 of homers epic poem the odyssey. Human beings and one faithful dog odysseus the central figure in the epic, he employs guile as well as courage to return to ithaca, defeat the suitors, and re. Alcinous wakes at dawn and calls the assembly of old men. He is a natural obstacle to the suitors desperately courting his mother, but despite his courage and good heart, he initially lacks the poise and confidence to oppose them. Men have a very superior role they demand everything and what says goes. The odyssey quizzes about important details and events in every section of the book. About the odyssey the odyssey summary character list glossary themes quotes and analysis books 14 books 58 books 912 books 16 books 1720 books 2124 symbols, allegory and motifs metaphors and similes irony imagery the fractal structure of epics literary elements related links essay questions quiz 1 quiz 2 quiz 3 quiz 4 citations. The story focus on his trials at sea and on land and how, once he gets home, he must avenge his familys honor from the suitors who have been. Penelope wife of odysseus and mother of their son, telemachus, she is shrewd and faithful in fending off the suitors. Homer author, robert fagles translator, bernard knox introduction 4. When a character under her care, such as telemachus or odysseus, needs to look.
Get an answer for in book 8 of the odyssey, what does the blind poet demodocus presence and his singing do for the story. Check out our revolutionary sidebyside summary and analysis. She makes odysseus look more lordly and everyone is impressed when he arrives. On mount olympus, athena meets with the other godsall except poseidonto make another appeal on behalf of odysseus. Homers epic poem the odyssey tells the story of odysseus, greek hero of the trojan war, and his adventures at sea during his travel home.
The odyssey by homer book 8 summary and analysis youtube. Summary and analysis books 68 odysseus among the phaeacians. Book 1 book 2 book 3 book 4 book 5 book 6 book 7 book 8 book 9 book 10 book 11 book 12 book book 14 book 15 book 16 book 17 book 18 book 19 book 20 book 21 book 22 book 23 book 24 themes all themes fate, the gods, and free will piety, customs, and justice cunning, disguise, and selfrestraint memory and grief glory and honor. Im in no way a scholar of it, cant read ancient greek, etc. On one occasion, according to the king, they took some passengers to the furthest end of the greek mainland and returned the same day. Ive followed a premooc online course on the poem from stanford.31 65 1473 1061 1402 379 1399 1334 586 834 319 918 1497 721 1167 1494 906 829 516 1186 1552 1319 415 1469 462 204 1185 508 1278 1527 859 285 1373 503 218 837 1379 562 838 271 111 978 719