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Who is Medon in the Odyssey?
Medon, the faithful herald of Odysseus in Homer’s Odyssey. Following the advice of his son Telemachus, Odysseus spares Medon’s life after killing the suitors of Penelope who had been plaguing his halls in his homeland of Ithaca. Medon, the “cruel” suitor of Penelope who came from Dulichium along with other 56 wooers.
What does demodocus sing about?
During the feast Demodocus sings about the disagreement between Odysseus and Achilles at Troy. Everyone enjoys the singing except for Odysseus who bursts into tears because of the pain and suffering of which the song reminds him. The games end with dancing and another song from Demodocus.
What are some reasons Laodamas challenges Odysseus?
He challenges Odysseus in the games, saying that “it beseems you to know athletics, for there is no greater glory that can befall a man living than what he achieves by speed of his feet or strength of his hands” (8.145-151).
How old is Nausicaa in the Odyssey?
Nausicaä is the beloved Princess of the Valley of the Wind. She is 16 years old, but her wisdom is far beyond her young age.
Who is the nurse in the Odyssey?
Eurycleia Faithful old nurse to Odysseus (as well as Telemachus), she identifies her master when she recognizes an old scar on his leg. Eumaeus and Philoetius Odysseus’ loyal swineherd and cowherd, they assist him in his return to Ithaca and stand with the king and prince against the suitors.
What is eurymachus?
noun. (in the Odyssey) a deceitful suitor of Penelope.
Why does Odysseus continue to cry at the songs of demodocus?
Why does Odysseus cry while the bard is singing? During the feast Demodocus sings about the disagreement between Odysseus and Achilles at Troy. Everyone enjoys the singing except for Odysseus who bursts into tears because of the pain and suffering of which the song reminds him.
Which suitor died first?
Antinous. Antinous, son of Eupheithes, is the first of the suitors to speak in the epic and the first to die upon Odysseus’ return. Antinous is the most disrespectful of the suitors and is the one who devises a plan to murder Telemachus upon his return to Ithaca.
Why Odysseus is not a hero?
Odysseus is not a hero because, he is foolish, lacks faithfulness and is consumed by his Hubris and selfishness. Although he may be considered a war hero, Odysseus is not a hero in other respects. This is so because he is self-centered which is clear because he doesn’t value other people’s lives.
What feelings or thoughts does Odysseus struggle with?
Odysseus was stubborn. He was used to doing things on his own without help from the gods. He finally swallows his pride and cries out for help from the gods and the gods save his life.
Is Queen Arete a goddess?
Lesson Summary Arete was a minor Greek goddess and therefore very little mythological background is known about her. What is known is that Arete was the Queen of Scheria and ruled the Phaeacians with her husband, King Alcinous.