Odysseus


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O·dys·seus

 (ō-dĭs′yo͞os′, ō-dĭs′ē-əs)
n. Greek Mythology
The king of Ithaca, a leader of the Greeks in the Trojan War, who reached home after ten years of wandering.

Odysseus

(əˈdiːsɪəs)
n
(Classical Myth & Legend) Greek myth one of the foremost of the Greek heroes at the siege of Troy, noted for his courage and ingenuity. His return to his kingdom of Ithaca was fraught with adventures in which he lost all his companions and he was acknowledged by his wife Penelope only after killing her suitors. Roman name: Ulysses

O•dys•se•us

(oʊˈdɪs i əs, oʊˈdɪs yus)

n.
a legendary king of Ithaca, one of the heroes of the Iliad and protagonist of the Odyssey.
Latin, Ulysses.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Odysseus - (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek heroOdysseus - (Greek mythology) a famous mythical Greek hero; his return to Ithaca after the siege of Troy was described in the Odyssey
Greek mythology - the mythology of the ancient Greeks
Translations
Odüsszeusz

Odysseus

[əˈdɪsjuːs] NOdiseo

Odysseus

[əˈdiːsɪəs] nUlisse
References in classic literature ?
In the end there existed a kind of epic history of the world, as known to the Greeks, down to the death of Odysseus, when the heroic age ended.
And this is a lesson which I suspect you must have learnt out of Homer; for he, speaking of Autolycus, the maternal grandfather of Odysseus, who is a favourite of his, affirms that
He was here either to get things out of the sea, or to write upon the probable course of Odysseus, for Greek after all was his hobby.
And across the length of the table covered with brown oil-cloth Winnie, his wife, talked evenly at him the wifely talk, as artfully adapted, no doubt, to the circumstances of this return as the talk of Penelope to the return of the wandering Odysseus.
The Buddha left his home to wander forth in quest of self-knowledge and Homer's Odysseus sails back after a life-time of adventure and battle.
Daniel acknowledges an antipathy to the world of hard science to which his prickly father devoted his life, while Jay approaches Homer's revered work with skepticism born of a conviction that Odysseus was something less than a real hero.
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There are, however, three recognition scenes--between Odysseus and his dog, his Nurse, and his bow--which turn instead on nonvisual triggers.
From this, the reader is aware that Odysseus is the sacker of a sacred city, which was entered with his own cunning deception, by means of the wooden horse.
Actor Colin Tierney links the two, his Odysseus promoted from bit-part player at the gates of Troy to chief protagonist in this tale with its contemporary resonances of political intrigue, the hysteria of social media and the human tide rippling endlessly from Byzantine shores.