Daily Archives: April 9, 2020

David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 14: Odysseus and the Loyal Swineherd

Book 14: Odysseus and the Loyal Swineherd Odysseus climbed up a rugged path to find the swineherd — Athena had shown him which path to take. The swineherd was loyal to Odysseus. He worked hard to keep Odysseus’ pigs safe … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 13: Odysseus Arrives on Ithaca

Book 13: Odysseus Arrives on Ithaca The Phaeacians had been listening intently to Odysseus’ story, and now King Alcinous said, “Odysseus, we will make sure that you will arrive home safely. What’s more, we will give you even more guest-gifts. … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 12: Odysseus and the Cattle of the Sun-god

Book 12: Odysseus and the Cattle of the Sun-god “We returned to Circe’s island, and there we buried Elpenor. We burned his body, and we heaped earth over his bones to create a burial-mound. “Circe welcomed us back to her … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 11: Odysseus in the Land of the Dead

Book 11: Odysseus in the Land of the Dead “We launched the ship, and filled with grief, embarked on our journey to the Land of the Dead. Circe sent us a favorable wind, and we sailed quickly past the inhabited … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 10: Odysseus and Circe

Book 10: Odysseus and Circe “Next we reached the island over which lorded Aeolus, god of the winds, who welcomed us. Aeolus and his wife and his six daughters and six sons live happily in his palace, feasting continually. Aeolus … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 9: Odysseus and the Cyclops

Book 9: Odysseus and the Cyclops Odysseus said, “King Alcinous, it’s a wonderful thing to listen to a bard, to hear his stories and songs. Nothing is better than to listen and to feast and to drink in times of … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 8: Entertainment Among the Phaeacians

Book 8: Entertainment Among the Phaeacians The next morning, King Alcinous led Odysseus to the meeting-grounds, and Athena, disguised as King Alcinous’ herald, called the mature men to the council: “Come to the meeting-grounds and meet the new arrival, a … Continue reading

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