The contests of Odysseus' wisdom, honor, piety and prudence....

Mothers are sources of comfort and safety for a young boy but it is the father that defines the identity of a young boy, the father bestows manhood on the boy....

The entire book Odysseus longs to see his wife but he is a good man and a courageous leader.

A glimpse into the roles and influence of women in antiquity can be discovered in such ancient masterpieces as the Iliad, the Odyssey, and the Hebrew Bible....


The men sail Odysseus and his treasure home to Ithaca.

Throughout the novel, gods play a significant role in the fate of Odysseus and other characters.

Poseidon is so angry at Odysseus for the harm he inflicted on the Cyclops, that through the influence of all powerful Zeus, he punishes Odysseus along with his other children, the Phaeacians, who can be seen to parallel as well as contrast with the Cyclops....


Throughout the Odyssey, Odysseus undertakes a difficult journey.

While each symbol has a meaning that represents the growth of Telemachus, each one also represents, by another meaning, the growth and development of Odysseus....

This is portrayed in the Odyssey, Sakuntala and Good Country People.

The rapidity of his change in personality and the assistance he requires from the goddess at every stage in his journey suggests that he is not yet a hero in the mold of his father, the great Odysseus....

This is no different in The Epic of Gilgamesh and The Odyssey.

I will then show how these views are present in Homer’s "The Odyssey." How are women, goddess or mortal, conveyed in "The Odyssey?" "The Odyssey" was written around 700 BC during the Archaic period (750 – 550 BC).

One of the reasons it has been so is because of the hero, Odysseus.

Both a mortal, Odysseus, and one of the most revered goddesses, Athena, have the common noble goal of bringing Odysseus back home to his family after nearly two decades of absence.

The name of the book I read is The Odyssey Translated by W.H.D.

The Odyssey, The Wife of Bath, and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight use the actions of its women characters to greatly enhance important thematic elements.

They have varied reasons for this.

Odysseus treats all women he encounters with the same caution alluded to by Agamemnon when the shade tells him how his treacherous wife Clytemnestra acted in a way that defiled all women kind.