Daily Archives: April 8, 2020

David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 7: Odysseus and the Phaeacians

Book 7: Odysseus and the Phaeacians Nausicaa reached her father’s palace, and her brothers carried the clothing inside and took care of the mules and the wagon. She went to her bedroom, and an aged servant, Eurymedusa, made her a … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 6: Odysseus and Nausicaa

Book 6: Odysseus and Nausicaa Odysseus slept, and Athena made her way to the city of the Phaeacians, who used to live near the Cyclopes, savage creatures that were not civilized and did not show xenia to strangers. Therefore, the King … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 5: Odysseus and Calypso

Book 5: Odysseus and Calypso The next morning, Dawn rose from the bed of her lover, Tithonus, who is both old and immortal. When he, a mortal man, first became her lover, Dawn gave him immortality, but she was unable … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 4: Telemachus, King Menelaus, and Helen

Book 4: Telemachus, King Menelaus, and Helen In Lacedaemon, King Menelaus and his people were celebrating a double wedding. One time people in ancient Greece could legitimately enjoy a feast was during the celebration of a wedding. Menelaus and Helen’s … Continue reading

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