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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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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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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 3: Telemachus and King Nestor

Book 3: Telemachus and King Nestor At dawn, the ship pulled into the harbor of Pylos. On shore, King Nestor and his people were sacrificing bulls to the gods and preparing a feast. One time that people in ancient Greece … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 2: Telemachus and King Nestor

Book 2: Telemachus Calls a Council and Sets Sail In the morning, Telemachus arose and sent out heralds to summon the men of Ithaca to a council — the first called since Odysseus had left to fight at Troy twenty … Continue reading

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David Bruce: Homer’s ODYSSEY: A Retelling in Prose — Book 1: Athena and Telemachus

Book 1: Athena and Telemachus Muse, goddess of inspiration, please help me. I have an important story to tell, and I need help to tell it. Please use me to tell the story. Help me to tell the story of … Continue reading

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