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Odysseus—who had been away from home a long time—tries to avoid the war by feigning madness, but Palamedes exposes the ruse.

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Dante, in Canto 26 of the Inferno section of his Divine Comedy, encounters Odysseus ("Ulisse") near the very bottom of Hell, as punishment for his schemes and conspiracies that won the Trojan War.

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Odysseus had been warned by Tiresias and Circe not to touch these cattle.

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When Polyphemus asks for his name, Odysseus tells him that it is ????? (Outis, "Nobody," which is also a short form of his own name).

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Several films have been based on the story of Odysseus.

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Later, one of the suitors' fathers, Eupeithes, tries to overthrow Odysseus.

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Odysseus declares that he will accept her offer only after she has turned his men back into their human form.

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On behalf of Athena, Zeus at last intervenes and sends Hermes to order Calypso to let Odysseus go.

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Once Odysseus and his men are out, they load the sheep on board their ships and set sail.

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Odysseus leaves on a small raft furnished with provisions, only to be hit by a storm launched by his old enemy Poseidon.

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Once the giant falls asleep, Odysseus and his men use a pine tree—which they have fashioned into a giant spear—to blind Polyphemus.

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Odysseus sends out a small scouting party who eat the lotus with the natives.

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Odysseus next stops at Aeolia, home of Aeolus, the favored mortal who received from the gods the power of controlling the winds.

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Odysseus is then swept past both Scylla and Charybdis, washing up finally on Calypso's island.

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Laлrtes kills him, and Athena thereafter requires the suitors' families and Odysseus to make peace.

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Odysseus soon leaves Ithaca in search of new adventures.

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Upon their arrival, Odysseus sends a scouting party ahead of the rest of the group.

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Odysseus promises to solve this dilemma in return for Tyndareus' support for Odysseus' suit for Penelope, daughter of Icarius, and second cousin to Helen.

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Alcinous, realizing this, decides to press Odysseus for his true identity.

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Odysseus makes his escape with his single ship not trapped in the harbor.

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Odysseus also meets Agamemnon and his own mother.

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Once again, Odysseus has to start his journey from Aeolia to Ithaca.

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The soul of Ajax, still resentful of Odysseus over the matter of Achilles' armor, refuses to speak, despite Odysseus' pleas of regret.

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Nikos Kazantzakis' The Odyssey: A Modern Sequel, a 33,333 line epic poem, begins with Odysseus cleansing his body of the blood of Penelope's suitors.

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Zeus destroys the ship with a thunderbolt and all the men die except for Odysseus.

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The Odyssey contains the epic and mythic story of Odysseus' ten-year voyage to reach Ithaca.

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Subsequently, they are blown away by a violent storm back to Aeolia by Poseidon, where Aeolus refuses to provide any more help, fearing that Odysseus is cursed by the gods.

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Odysseus' legendary travels and adventures are among the best known in world literature.

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After many of the heroes have left the battlefield due to injuries Odysseus persuades Agamemnon not to withdraw.

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According to some late sources, most of them purely genealogical, Odysseus had many children, including, with Penelope, Telemachus and Poliporthes (born after Odysseus' return from Troy).

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Odysseus and his men then land upon the island of the Lotus-Eaters.

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Odysseus now faces the famous twin horrors of Scylla and Charybdis.

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Odysseus is one of the most recurrent characters in Western culture from classical to modern times.

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Finally, on August 15, 1947, India gained independence from British rule, but not before losing its Muslim-majority areas to the separate nation-state of Pakistan.

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Odysseus is initially furious when he hears this because one of the bed posts is made from a living olive tree—he himself had designed it this way and thus it could not be moved.

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Much later, after Odysseus and his men have gone, Circe bears him a son, Telegonus.

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Odysseus proposes that Tyndareus require all the suitors to swear an oath to defend whomever Helen chooses as husband from among the oath-takers.

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Odysseus, moved by curiosity, twists these words and tells the men that Circe had told him that he alone had to listen to the song.

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Aeolus gives Odysseus and his crew hospitality for a month.

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Odysseus and his men flee to the ships as fast as they can, but many men are left behind: "six benches were left empty in every ship" (The Odyssey, Book IX, line 64).

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Odysseus and his men loot the city, and Odysseus wisely orders the men to board the ships quickly.

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To make Polyphemus unwary, Odysseus gives him a bowl of strong, unwatered wine that was given to them by Maron, the priest of Apollo.

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Ageism against teens, classism, homophobia, racism, and sexism are views that police have been charged with having held and enforced.

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When Achilles is slain in battle, it is Odysseus and Telamonian Ajax who successfully retrieve the fallen warrior's body and armor in the thick of heavy fighting.

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Six men die, and Odysseus declares that the desperate cries of his wretched betrayed men as the worst thing he has ever known.

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Relatively little is known of Odysseus' background except that his paternal grandfather (or step-grandfather) is Arcesius, son of Cephalus and grandson of Aeolus, while his maternal grandfather is Autolycus, son of Hermes and Chione.

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Odysseus is declared the winner and the humiliated Ajax kills himself.

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King Alcinous provides one fast Phжacian, ship that soon carries Odysseus home to Ithaca.

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Menelaus makes unpersuasive emotional arguments, but Odysseus' arguments very nearly persuade the Trojan court to hand Helen over.

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Ever determined, on a makeshift raft, Odysseus sets sail for Ithaca once more.

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Odysseus or Ulysses (Greek ???????? Odysseus; Latin: Ulixes), was the mythical Greek king of Ithaca and the main hero in Homer's epic poem, the Odyssey.

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Circe had warned Odysseus of the dangers of the The Sirens, singing creatures of the sea who pulled men to their death.

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The suitors, including Odysseus, swear, and Helen chooses Menelaus.

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Odysseus' crew members suspect that there is treasure in the bag, and two of the men decide to open it as soon as Odysseus falls asleep—just before their home is reached.

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During the funeral games for Achilles, Odysseus competes with Ajax to win Achilles' weapons and armor.

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Odysseus, conflicted, remains strongly attracted to her by night, yet weeps for home and his family by day.

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Ultimately malicious and hedonistic and is constantly referred to as "Cruel Odysseus."

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The forlorn Odysseus and his surviving crew venture next to the island of Circe.

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Instead, he turns the ship which carries Odysseus home to stone.

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Odysseus sets out to rescue his men, but is intercepted by Hermes who tells him to procure some of the herb molu first.

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Odysseus and his men escape, having tied themselves to the undersides of the sheep.

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Odysseus is welcomed by his old swineherd, Eumaeus, who does not recognize him, but still treats him well.

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Odysseus then takes the bow, strings it, lines up 12 axe-heads, and shoots an arrow through all 12.

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Odysseus also meets Achilles, who tells Odysseus that he would rather be a slave on earth than the king of the dead.

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Odysseus and his men loot the city, and Odysseus wisely orders the men to board the ships quickly.

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Odysseus also plays a key role in Homer's Iliad.

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After Odysseus and his men depart from Troy, their ships near land.

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Built by Epeius and filled with Greek warriors led by Odysseus it will prove the final stroke in the nine-year Trojan War.

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When Circe's magic fails, somehow she falls in love with Odysseus.

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Odysseus also appears in Shakespeare's Troilus and Cressida, set during the Trojan War.

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Later, a scouting party led by Odysseus and his friend Misenus, lands in the territory of the Cyclops, venturing upon a large cave.

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According to Homer, Odysseus is one of many powerful and influential suitors for Tyndareus' daughter Helen, considered the most beautiful woman in the world.