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.
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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
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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.
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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
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Translations
Odüsszeusz

Odysseus

[əˈdɪsjuːs] NOdiseo
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Odysseus

[əˈdiːsɪəs] nUlisse
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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. Mrs Verloc, however, had done no weaving during her husband's absence.
Choreographer Maria Teresa Dal Medico's master scene involves Odysseus traveling with his men through the land of the Sirens, the enchanting 'women-birds,' who lure sailors by their songs and music before ripping them to pieces.
OYO's most recent effort, a musical production entitled The Namibian Odysseus, provided an opportunity for young actors and dancers to work alongside professional choreographers, costume designers, and makeup artists and to learn valuable life skills such as professionalism, dedication, passion, and commitment.
Odysseus Will Badgett Philoktetes Louis Cancelmi Neoptolemus Jason Lew It's worth letting the experience of "Philoktetes" sink in for a while before trying to dissect it--writer-director-designer John Jesurun's abstract new work takes its name and part of its structure from Sophocles' drama, but its emotional texture is unique and deserving of some rumination.
Told across a grand, multi-generational timescale, the story begins with Novic, a priest who disobeys the accepted tradition of his matriarchal society by giving his son a name, Odysseus. The baby's mother gives him another name, T-Mo, and this dual naming creates a split personality.
Among the themes discussed are hospitality, survival, wealth, reputation and immortality, the Olympian gods, self-reliance and community, civility, behavior, etiquette and technology, ease, inactivity and stagnation, Penelope's relationship with Odysseus, Telemachus' journey, Odysseus' rejection of Calypso's offer of immortality, Odysseus' lies, Homer's use of the House of Atreus and other myths, the cinematic qualities of the epic's structure, women's role in the epic, and the Odyssey's true ending.
Elpenor: One of Odysseus' men left behind unwittingly on
Odysseus was stopped on an island in the Mediterranean